Start by painting a circular shape with plenty of paint on a thick sheet of watercolour paper. Leave the paper on the pad if it is glued all the way around.
Hold up the paper so that the paint can drip down. If the paint does not begin to drip, you can help with a thin brush.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 with more circles or other shapes.
Draw small dots or lines with a thin brush.
Spray with water if you want the paint to flow out even more and blend different colours in the circles.
Dab with paper towels if you want to create lighter effects.
Dip a brush in watercolour paint and spatter little dots across the painting by tapping another brush on the handle of the brush with paint. This usually creates nicely sized dots. Try it on another sheet of paper first.
Sprinkle salt on the wet paint and let dry. Shake off the salt once the watercolours have dried and see what effects you’ve created.
Lay the painting flat to dry.
Abstract watercolour art is easy to start creating. Try out different techniques to achieve fantastic effects in your painting. If you want dripping patterns, like we’ve made here, we recommend using a slightly thicker sheet of watercolour paper that can withstand a lot of water. Try as you go and see what watercolour techniques you think are fun!