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!)
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Princeton Artist Brush Neptune Quill 4 – https://amzn.to/3HUiM7Y
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POSCA Colouring – PC-3M Warm Neutral Tones – https://amzn.to/42GEX9E
Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Pitt Graphite Matt 14B – https://amzn.to/3NQ5RYn
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Kakimori Brass Nib – https://shop.stlartsupply.com/products/kakimori-brass-nib
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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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