How To Make Galaxy Bookmark Watercolor

Sharing these absolutely fun galaxy bookmark watercolor that uses the easy Watercolor + Salt technique that I’ve shared before and highly recommend trying.

DIY bookmarks are a great size to explore new art techniques! A perfect mini canvas size to paint on. It is an easier version of How to Paint a Galaxy easily and a great place to start. If you prefer using acrylic paint, you will enjoy my Neon Rainbow Galaxy Tutorial too!

galaxy watercolor bookmarks

What I’ve used: The paper is a watercolor paper from Canson Paper (I trimmed the paper to make bookmarks that measure 2 by 7 inches) and used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens as watercolor markers. Any watercolor would work for this technique!

Tip: Make sure to tape down the bookmarks with masking tape first. Taping the watercolor paper is super important as this allows us to add as much water to the paper without having it buckle or curve. Then draw stars and shine with this glue pen. Paint all over with the watercolors, and then sprinkle with salt liberally while the watercolor is still wet. Rub off the salt once dried. Peel the tape off to reveal pretty galaxy bookmark watercolor!

How To Make galaxy bookmark watercolor

  1. Tape down and add glue pen details
glue pen resist

2. Scribble colors of your choice with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

brush pen scribbles

3. Add droplets of water using a Water Brush

water drops from water brush

4. Blend and mix colors. Do not overmix!

color blending rainbow

5. Sprinkle with salt

rainbow bookmarks galaxy

7. Let salt dry and rub off, and that’s it!

salt watercolor

VIDEO: Enjoy the Galaxy Watercolor Bookmarks the video here


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