Sharing these absolutely fun Galaxy Watercolor Bookmarks that uses the 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.
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!
How to: 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 Watercolor Bookmarks!
Galaxy Watercolor Bookmarks:
- Tape down and add glue pen details
2. Scribble color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens
3. Add droplets of water using a Water Brush
4. Blend and mix colors
5. Sprinkle with salt
7. Let salt dry and rub off, and that’s it!
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