Beginner: Arcyrlic Painting With Sponge Technique

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Required materials:

- Canvas (any size)
- 1/2" Tape
- Acrylic paint/paint brushes (use as many colors as you want)
- Sponges
- Bowl of water

All material can be found at any craft store. (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Etc.)

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Step 1:

Step 1:  Create an abstract design on the canvas by placing the tape at various angles. Be sure to leave extra tape on the sides to make it easier to remove.

Step 2:

Step 2:  With a paint brush, fill in any section of the design with two colors of your choice


If your having trouble finding colors that work well together, http://colorschemedesigner.com/  is a great source to use.

Step 3:

Step 3:  Take the sponge (damp or dry) and dab the two colors together, making them fade into one another. After dabbing, the colors should overlap the tape but should not cross into the adjoining sections.

Hint: Use a different side of the sponge after dabbing the first color. This will help keep the colors separate, but still blend them in the middle.

Step 4:

Step 4:  Keep one color dominant and choose a different color to blend for the next section of your design.  Repeat until entire canvas is covered. (My dominant color is white.)

Step 5:

Step 5: Carefully remove the tape. You can do this while paint is still wet or wait until it dries.  Once the paint is completely dry, proudly hang your latest creation.

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