How To Make Watercolor Splashes

How To Make Watercolor Splashes


Connect with your inner child and create beautiful backgrounds at the same time! You’ll love the variation and unpredictable splashes you can create with this fun and easy technique!

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supplies for making watercolor splashes

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

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steps to create watercolor splashes

  1. If using a pan set, wet pans.
  2. If using pencils, draw a filled in circle on the watercolor card – any size.
  3. Apply water in a circle (any size) on the watercolor card. If using pencils, activate the circle just created. Make sure there is standing water in the circle.
  4. If using pans or liquids, add color to the water circle.
  5. Use a straw or air blower to force air across the bubble of colored water and create a splash.
  6. Add as many splashes as desired from the center of the bubble, and allow it to dry.
  7. Continue creating additional splashes if desired.
  8. Experiment with different shapes, sizes and color combos.


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watch the technique tutorial

My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

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