This drippy technique is and absolute WINNER for kid’s engagement. It requires two things that are an absolute MUST : Liquid watercolors and watercolor paper.
It’s is a super fast and fun lesson that involves drippy watercolors, a bit of paper tapping and mess. Mistakes are encouraged and enthusiasm expected!
All You’ll Need Is:
– Watercolor Paper
– Liquid watercolors
– Chalk pastels or Gel Sticks
The instructions are about as simple as you can get…
Paint 2-3 sections of jellyfish shapes paper with just water.
Drop in liquid watercolors while the paper is still wet. Feel free to use more than one color of paint in the jellyfish body…choose colors that blend well together so you don’t end up with mucky colors.
Now the fun part. Pick up the paper and tap onto a hard surface so the paint streaks downward.
Add extra tentacles with a small brush and more watercolor paint.
Use a paint spritzer or brush dipped in colors to splatter over artwork. Then, outline the jellyfish with color pastels or gel sticks to create more form, color or contrast.
How to paint a jellyfish video!
A little history…
I was considering replacing this old version video of the jellyfish technique with the new Instagram “Reel” that is shown above, but I reconsidered.
This was the very FIRST video I ever made. And it’s the first video I posted on my blog and YouTube. I took the video with an instant camera, long before there were cell phone cameras with video options. I kid you not.
After watching it a few times, I couldn’t help but noticed how s-l-o-w the pace was. New videos just don’t have that luxury. At least on social.
Anyway…keep your old stuff because they represent the timeline you created with your work….good and not-so-good!
WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES FOR KIDS
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