Hey y’all, it’s Katie here sharing how to paint a watercolor drip style page in your art journal! This is such a fun technique to use for a quick and easy background!
The new Tombow XL Blending Palette is sized at 8×10″ to give you room for even bigger and more fun projects! For this technique you can print directly into any journal that is 8×10 or smaller!
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- NEW Tombow XL Blending Palette
- Art Journal
- Spray bottle with water
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pen
- Any extra art journal supplies you want to use.
How to create a watercolor drip background:
Start by applying Dual Brush Pen ink to the top 1/3rd of the new XL Blending Palette.
I chose to use a rainbow of colors for this example page. I really like that the back of the XL Blending Palette has all 96 colors of Dual Brush Pens listed, so it’s easy to choose color combos. Learn more about choosing color combinations here.
Spritz the XL Blending Palette with water so that the ink beads up and begin to tilt your blending palette down slightly, so that the ink runs down toward the bottom of the palette, creating drips.
Next place your art journal face down onto the XL Blending Palette.
You can also use a piece of mixed media paper instead, and then adhere that into your journal later, if you don’t want to transfer the ink directly into your journal.
Lift up your journal/paper and let it dry!
Finish your art journal page however you want. I decided to create a Currently list using Currently stamps from the Awesome Ladies Project, a MONO Drawing Pen and added some hand lettering with the Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip.
I experimented and found that the style of the drips can change depending on the type of paper your use, and the amount of water you mist the ink with. More water: a fatter drips that blend together. Less water: thinner drips that stand out more.
Here’s another example of this technique:
Thanks for stopping by today!