Create A Splattered Paint Flower Garden

You can create a splattered paint flower garden. No drawing is needed just lots of spontaneous fun for all ages and skill levels. Each one turns out different depending on the color of paint you use and the amount of splatters you do.

Create a splattered paint flower garden-no drawing

Splattered Poppy Field Painting

Supplies: Watercolor paper, watercolors and fluid acrylic paints, masking tape, ruler, paper towel, round bristle brush (The brush I use is no longer available on amazon. I will need to find anther one and put it on my supply page.), disposable plastic table cloth or something to protect your work area from paint splatters.

My favorite brush and the paint I use to create splattered paint flower art is found in this post of FAQ on myflowerjournal.comMartha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paints I use for my Splatter Painting-myflowerjournalYou can read more about the Martha Stewart paint and colors I use here.Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints work well for Splatter Painting-myflowerjournalI also like to use Golden Fluid Acrylics.

5x7 inch rectangle with masked border on 300 lb paper for splatterd paint flower garden painting-myflowerjournal.comI like my watercolor paper to be 2 inches larger than the finished size of painting I am doing. The paintings in this demo are 5″x7″ so the paper is 7″x9″. This gives a nice 1 inch border all the way around. Draw a  5″x7″ rectangle on the center of the paper. Mask the border by placing masking tape on the pencil lines of the rectangle. I like to do several paintings while I have everything out. Some turn out better than others so its nice to do more than one.

Watercolor background on 300 lb paper for splattered paint flower garden-1-myflowerjournal.comWet the paper with clean water then paint the sky leaving white for clouds. Decide on a horizon line somewhere below middle of paper and paint the ground. Watercolors dry light so paint your sky and ground darker than you want. Don’t worry if its not perfect. Most of it will be covered up with splatters. Let it dry completely.Watercolor background on 300 lb paper for splattered paint flower garden-2-myflowerjournal.comWatercolor background on 300 lb paper for splattered paint flower

While the watercolor background is drying get everything ready for splattering. Wear old clothes or an apron. Cover your work surface. Have plenty of paper towels ready to use. Choose the paint colors you are going to use. Make sure you have a variety of light, dark and medium greens, some brown, a few flower colors and white.  You can use inexpensive fluid craft acrylics or Golden Fluid Acrylic Green Gold. Use plenty of paint. A brush filled with lots of paint produces the long grass like splatters, with less paint you get fine speckled splatters.

Load your brush with paint and flick it across your index finger to create the splatters for your splattered paint Practice making splatters using liquid acrylic paint on some scratch paper. Load your brush with paint and flick it across your index finger. Try holding it close to your paper and farther away to see how the splatters change.

A video showing how I splatter my paint and FAQ can be found here.

Use a paper plate to put your paints on for your splattered paint flower

Use a paper plate to put your acrylic paints on.

First layer of splattered paint for splatterd paint flower garden-myflowerjournal (1)When you are confident with your splatter technique and your watercolor background is dry start splattering with brown acrylic paint near the bottom of your painting. Continue to add splatters of different green shades.

Use a paper towel to cover parts of painting you don't want splattered for your splattered flower garden You may want to cover part of the sky with paper towel so it doesn’t get too many splatters on it. Tear the paper towel uneven so it has a more natural look. Splatter until it looks like a grassy field. My piece of paper towel in this sample has a butterfly and pink writing on it and blends in with the painting, but its there if you look close.

Final layer of splattered paint for splatterd paint flower garden-myflowerjournal.comMake sure the splatters at the bottom are darker and heavier. Then add a few flower colors and white. You will add more flowers after this step dries.

Create a splattered paint flower garden-no drawing (3)After the grassy splatters are completely dry use a small brush and add dabs of flower color using your acrylic paint. Keep it random and spontaneous looking. Don’t try to paint detailed flowers, just an impression. Stop before you over do it.

After the paint is dry you can remove the masking tape and see your finished splattered paint flower garden-my flower journalAfter the painting is totally dry you can peel the masking tape off. It is so fun to see the finished results.

Create a splattered paint flower garden-no drawing (2) You can also do splatters on a gesso board instead of watercolor paper and use acrylic paint to create the sky and ground under painting. Enjoy your splattered paint flower art!

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How to make splattered paint cards here.

More splattered paint flower art ideas here.

Video and FAQ here.

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66 Responses to Create A Splattered Paint Flower Garden

  1. This post tops them all, and they all of have been top notch. I can’t wait to try this. I had a cleaning binge and threw out my old, half empty bottles of acrylic paint from my tole painting days. Should have kept them!

    • Thanks Becca for featuring my splattered painting on your blog! I keep doing more and more splattering. I have some more splattered painting ideas I’m going to share next week. I enjoyed looking at your blog. Lots of inspiration and creative ideas!

  2. These are so fun! My girls (Evelyn and Miriam) were so happy to see your picture at the top of the page. “Is that Cassidy’s mom? Tammy?”

  3. I clicked on your link from the “Summer of Color” blog, and, WOW…I am so AMAZED!
    Your work-of-art is simply BEAUTIFUL, and your tutorial is FABULOUS!
    I just HAD to leave you a comment. Thank you for sharing your work!

  4. WOW!!. I LOVE seeing all the flower fields you created the last few weeks, and now I learned how you did it. I’m in awe to say the least :). I love the spontaneity of the design, the amazing detail and the layers of colors!!. Bravo!.

  5. This is fantastic, and just what I needed, a tutorial to point the way! Thank you so much. I am going to try this, this week. You are wonderful! ~ kath

  6. This is beautiful, I especially love that pop of yellow in the middle of the background, just gives a beautiful summer light to the piece. Stunning work. :)

  7. Splattering is wonderful way to paint flowers. Yours are very fresh and beautiful. Thank You for tutorial.
    Greetings from Finland :-)

  8. This is a perfectly wonderful technique! Thanks for the clear tutee. I can’t wait to try this on my own. Your results are beautiful.

  9. Tammy, this is awesome. Your paintings are beautiful and I love, love, LOVE your tutorial. I definitely want to try this. And I am most definitely becoming a follower of your blog. Thanks bunches. BTW, I found you through the spotlight on Paint Party Friday. Congratulations. I’m so glad you were chosen.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Just found your blog and love your tutorial. I can’t paint at all and would love to try your tutorial. If you decide to do another tutorial I would love to know how you make the backgrounds of your art. Thanks for posting your beautiful work.

  11. I have done this before and had forgotten how awesome it can look. I have just decorated a bedroom and I think I will do a picture like this in blues. Thank you for the reminder. I usually work in watercolour but think I will go with acrylics.
    Great demo

  12. I just want to say thank you! I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars and countless hours trying to achieve this exact effect for grass. Found your post a few days ago and I’ve finally got it! Thank you so much for sharing your methods!

    If anyone’s interested, I was able to get thicker, longer grass blades (for a large canvas) with a Winsor & Newton University Series 233 #12.

    Again, thank you!!!

  13. Its a great pleasure reading your post, Tammy. Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that “The content of your post is awesome” Great work.
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