Introduction: ''Scraped'' Painting -Abstract Art Painting

About: Lover of nature and animals!

This technique of painting is one of my favourites since I can never make it wrong. It is quite simple and doesn't require much skill. All you are doing is putting blobs of various colour of paint on your canvas and spreading it along with a flat-surfaced object. I am a person who likes to try to make things as perfect as it can get so this really allows me to be free. I hope that you will enjoy reading :)


-Canvas (size of your choice)

-Acrylic Paint

-Flat surfaced object (I used a ruler)

View sheets of paper/newspapers to cover up your space from getting paint on it

Step 1: Pick Your Color Theme

Start off by deciding what your paintings colour theme will be. I decided on a blue theme for my painting for which I used blue, black, and white.

Keep in mind that some colours when mixed together turn out beautiful whereas others not so much. Try to stay away from mixing your paint into a muddy colour. Colours such as green and red result in a brown or grey colour.

Step 2: Add Paint on Your Canvas

You can do try many different ways of adding the paint into your canvas, whether by drizzling it or adding dots, be creative! It is also a good idea to not add a lot of paint in the beginning if you want to add more to it later.

Step 3: Play! Scrape Around Your Paint

Next, using your flat surface, spread the paint around until you are pleased with the end result. But unlike me, you don't need you to spend tons of time stressing that it doesn't look good. Enjoy the process rather than overdoing it. After you are done, start painting the sides. You can leave it be, paint it a solid colour such as black or continue using your scraping method and finish the sides.

Step 4: Let It Dry and You're Done!

After you are happy with your painting let it dry. This is a fun activity for me doing it with my friends and family. I hope you enjoyed the process if you tried it. I have included two of my previous paintings, the green-toned one and the red one in which I used the same method.

A few suggestions from my experience:

My painting didn't turn out exactly what I had planned in my mind. I was aiming for a light shade of blue in the middle and have some black around in the corners. Sadly the black and white mixed into a grey, which I didn't really like. So I played around for a while to end up disliking the outcome even more. I decided to let it dry and paint over the top of it. I was happy with the end result, even though I reminded myself again that there is no wrong answer or such thing as a bad painting.

Thank you for reading! If you have any suggestions please drop them down below :)

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