I always love experimenting with new products and sharing them with you. I had a chance to try out the new FolkArt® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™, which I used to paint an abstract design on a small ceramic vase. I have always loved the look of watercolor, so the fact that this paint can be used on a variety of different surfaces was intriguing to me. Check out the tutorial below to find out more!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid. All opinions are my own.
- FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint in Turquoise
- Watercolor Brush (I used the largest one in the brush set available on Plaid’s site.)
- Paper plate
- Ceramic vase (I used a geometric style one I picked up at Target.)
DIY Abstract Watercolor Brushstroke Vase Tutorial
First, I put a small amount of the paint on my paper plate palette. Originally I had planned on using two shades of Turquoise (the regular and the Pastel), but ended up just going with Turquoise. Then, I loaded my brush up with water.
Next, I used the tip of my brush to drag some of the paint across my palette, causing a small amount of it to be diluted with water. The more water you add, the more transparent your finish will be.
This paint is really fun and can be used on canvas, fabric, wood, paper, and glazed ceramics. (It is for decorative use only on ceramics, as it cannot be washed.) It dries permanent, so it doesn’t re-wet like regular watercolor paint. It’s machine washable on fabric, it comes in 16 colors, and is made in the USA. It’s water-based and non-toxic, which makes for easy clean-up and peace of mind. In addition to the paint, there is also a cool product in this line called FolkArt® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ Resist, and it allows you to create a resist effect with the other watercolor acrylic paints. There is also a Water Brush set available which you can use to apply the paint instead of the regular brushes.
I wanted the design to look sort of like abstract brush strokes, so there wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to how I applied the paint. I generally just painted strokes in different directions, overlapping them in a random “X” pattern.
It was quick and easy to apply, and I let it dry overnight (although it dried much more quickly than that) before adding flowers.
I added some hydrangeas from the yard, and here’s the final product!
What would you make with this paint? Leave a comment and let me know!