More Splattered Paint Art Ideas and Tips

I have been splattering more paint and have some new ideas to show you and some helpful tips. In my post last week, Create A Splattered Paint Flower Garden, I showed you how to do a watercolor sky and background then splatter acrylic paint to make your flower garden. I love using watercolor to create a sky, but when I invited my niece and nephews (ages 8-14) to do some splattered paint art I decided it would be easier to do the whole painting in acrylic. It doesn’t have same look as a watercolor sky, but by the time you splatter the paint most of the sky doesn’t show any way.  It simplifies the process and the amount of supplies you need. Splattered Paint Flower Art Ideas-Wild Flowers-myflowerjournal.comSo that is my first tip: To simplify, do the whole painting in acrylic on a canvas.

2. Try a variety of brushes to find the splattered look you like. The size, shape and texture of the bristles can make different splatters. This is the brush that works best for me.My favorite brush and the paint I use to create splattered paint flower art is found in this post of FAQ on myflowerjournal.com

3. Paint: If you don’t have a large stash and need to buy some purchase bold, bright colors and a large bottle of white. Then you can mix various shades. Its important to have a dark, medium and light or bright green. A dark brown is also helpful.

4. Prepare several canvases with different colors of sky or backgrounds. Experiment. You can’t tell which one will be your favorite until your painting is done. Maybe you’ll love them all.

5.Fixing mistakes: If you get a big blob you don’t like don’t touch it. Just leave it until the whole piece is dry. When you are doing the final dabs of color for flowers you can paint over the blob and make it a flower or put a few dabs of green or brown paint on it to help it blend in with the background. You can even do a few more splatters over it after it is dry to push it into the background. Trying to fix it when the paint is wet will make a bigger mess.

6.Have lots of paper towel ready to wipe paint off brushes. After you rinse a brush get the excess water out  by squeezing it with a paper towel. Extra water in the brush when you dip in a new paint color can change the consistency of the paint and it won’t work as well.

7.Use baby wipes to clean your fingers when you change paint colors during the splatter process and any other time you need to clean paint off your hands.Load your brush with paint and flick it across your index finger to create the splatters for your splattered paint art-myflowerjournal.com

Here are the new paintings I did. I included a photo of the background before splattering and the finished painting.

Splattered Paint Flower Art background -Wheat Field-myflowerjournal.com

Field of Wheat Painting: 5 x 7 inches on canvas

Splattered Paint Flower Art Ideas-Wheat Field-myflowerjournal.comSplattered Paint Flower Art background-Lavender-myflowerjournal.comSplattered Paint Flower Art background 2-Lavender-myflowerjournal.com

Lavender Flowers: 5 x5  on 300 lb watercolor paperSplattered Paint Flower Art- Lavender Flowers-myflowerjournal.com

Splattered Paint Flower Art background -Sunset-myflowerjournal.com

Sunset: 3.5 x 5 on 300 lb watercolor paperSplattered Paint Flower Art Tips and Ideas-Sunset Painting-myflowerjournal.com

Splattered Paint Flower Garden-no drawing needed-myflowerjournal.com

This is the first splattered paint flower garden I did about a year ago. It is the image I chose for my first website banner. It is 5 x 7 inches done in acrylic for the background and splatters. The flowers were added in oil. You cans see there are many possibilities and variations for this type of painting. Use your imagination and see what new ideas you come up with. I would love to see what you create so send me an email or link with your painting.  I have more ideas I hope to try this week and share with you soon. So check back and see what else I come up with!

How to make splattered paint cards here.

Video and FAQ To Create Splattered Paint Flower Art here.

Free printable to create your own splattered flower art here.

Follow me on Instagram for more flower art ideas.

Follow me on instagram for more of my splattered paint flower art and other art projects and discoveries-myflowerjournal

Free Printable from my flower journal-just add flowers for cards and more.

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27 Responses to More Splattered Paint Art Ideas and Tips

  1. It is so hard for a non-talented person to understand how you come up with such BEAUTIFUL artwork after splattering.It just blows my mind and I would LOVE to be able to create something so pretty. Great job.
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  2. They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing how to do these! I have a few cheap canvases – I might try one! But I fear I’m no where near as creative as you! Julia

  3. Gorgeous watercolors! I love flowers too and wish I could paint them. I spend most of my time enjoying them from my back porch and photograph the gardens all the time. Your work is amazing!

  4. Hi Tammy. This is great. I am a new follower as I can’t paint a lick but maybe I could do this. I love it and look forward to seeing more…Happy Tuesday..Judy

  5. Thanks for the ideas and tips! I love to do watercolor and flower paintings. I’ve also found that using tissue to dab away excess paint works very well.

  6. Love this technique! Purchased the supplies and have been creating for a while now..Thank you for sharing your talent!

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