Art Challenge: Creating Two Stunning Abstract Pieces with Watercolors and Mark Making

Are you up for an art challenge? In our latest video, we took on a fun and exciting prompt challenge where we randomly selected three prompts – abstract card, hashtag marks, and cross-hatch marks – and used them to create two beautiful abstract mixed media pieces.

We started by gathering our materials, which included watercolor paper, blue and green watercolors, gold acrylic paint, and various mark-making tools such as a toothbrush, a fork, and a credit card. After randomly selecting our prompts, we began experimenting with different techniques to create interesting marks and textures on the paper.

We used the hashtag and cross hatch marks to create a unique pattern on the paper, and then applied the watercolors to add depth and dimension. We also added a hint of gold acrylic paint to give our pieces some extra sparkle.

The result? Two stunning abstract mixed media pieces that showcased the beauty of watercolors and mark-making. Follow along with our video to see the step-by-step process of creating these unique and mesmerizing abstract art pieces.

Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, this art challenge is a fun and creative way to explore new techniques and push your artistic boundaries. Give it a try and see what amazing pieces you can create!

Be sure to check out our video for more inspiration and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more art tutorials and challenges.

Supplies I’m using in class (Slinks are affiliate links. If you use my link, I get a small commission, which will go toward my art supplies! I appreciate your support!)

DANIEL SMITH, Perylene Green –


DANIEL SMITH Undersea Green –

DANIEL SMITH Olive Green –

DANIEL SMITH Arctic Fire –

DANIEL SMITH Buff Titanium –

DANIEL SMITH Titanium White –

Princeton Artist Brush Neptune Quill 4 –

Sennelier Oil Pastel Set, 24 Count –

Tim Holtz – Stampers Anon Stencil, Halftone -Layered –

POSCA Colouring – PC-3M Warm Neutral Tones –

Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Pitt Graphite Matt 14B –

**My very favorite supplies that I might mention in every video:

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Kakimori Brass Nib –

Kakimori pen holder –

Kuretake GOLD MICA Ink –

Kuretake Gold mica Paste –

Raphael SoftAqua Brushes –

Princeton Artist Brush Neptune, Size 4 –

Winsor & Newton Bamboo Brush –

Posca Extra Fine Marke –

sennelier oil pastels –

Sennelier Cardboard Oil Pastel Set, 72 Count –

SENNELIER D’Artigny Oil Pastel Fixative –

Sennelier – Savoir-Faire Sennelier Soft Pastels Half Stick Set –

SENNELIER Latour Spray Fixative Soft Pastels –

Artist tape –

Art Sponges –

Kuretake Gansai Tambi 48 Color set –

Kuretake Art Nouveau set –

Hahnemuhle Collection 100% Cotton Watercolor Pad –

POSCA Colouring – PC-3M Warm Neutral Tones –

ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Set of 60 Colors –

Jack Richeson Grey Matters Disposable Paper Palette, 6 x 9 –

Jack Richeson Grey Matters Paper Palette (50 Sheets), 9″ x 12 –

Kuretake on Blick –

Hardboard art panels – you see me tape things down to these and they come in several different sizes:

Painters Color Diary – 9×12 watercolor –

Painters Color Diary – 9×12 oil –

Caran d’Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels –

Dual Edge Ripper Original Watercolor Paper Deckle Edge Tool 1-24 inch –

Derwent charcoal blocks –

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set, 48 –

Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Pitt Graphite Matt 14B –

The Color Cube – (Affiliate link)

Art Prompt cards: The Color Meditation Deck –

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Interested in More – I have a new class you can check out on Skillshare where we dive deeper into these super fun abstracts! Check that out below!

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