Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alcohol Painting Technique

Yesterday we tried our hand at painting with water color paints and using alcohol with them - the results are beautiful!

Holly painted a couple of colors on nice water color paper - making sure to keep it wet and but not too wet. Once she was finished painting she used rubbing alcohol to drip or splash on her paper. The alcohol spreads or resists the paint out in little drop fashions, leaving behind lighter colors of the paint. Simple - yet pretty!

This was a very easy art lesson - just be sure to have the right materials. I think we are going to try this again soon with our liquid water colors on either fall pumpkins or leaf designs... coming soon!


  1. Never heard of this! Great idea and lovely results!

  2. Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  3. What a great idea! I'd never heard of such a thing & they came out so beautifully! Thanks for linking up to tTGIF Linky Party.
    Beth =-)