Learn how to use rubbing alcohol to create a really pretty technique in your watercolor art! I’ll be painting a background with this technique and then drawing a daisy and some pen work. You’ll be able to create this original piece of art in under 30 minutes, and you only need some simple supplies to do it.
Use a piece of watercolor paper or a watercolor art journal. Tape off the edges of your page with painter’s tape.
Gather your supplies – any kind of watercolor set, rubbing alcohol, and a fat paintbrush. Add water to your entire page, then start adding your watercolor. I’m using pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Use whatever you would like!
Take a pipette with some rubbing alcohol and add drops to your page. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
I’m actually going to flip my page upside down now because I think the flower will look better that way. Take an ultra-fine black Sharpie and draw a daisy flower. I’m going to grab a thicker Sharpie and add some additional detail lines. Then, I’ll take a stencil brush and a black ink pad and apply the ink to my flower center. Finally, I’ll add some Prussian Blue Hue acrylic paint to the page edges with a stencil brush.
Remove your painter’s tape and add some black pen detail lines around the whole edge.
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- 7 X 10 Watercolor or Mixed Media Journal
- Watercolors: Daniel Smith
- Brushes: Dynasty Stencil Brush Pro 7 & Water Lily Round 8
- Painter’s Tape
- Pens: Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine
- Decoart Americana Acrylic Paint: Black
- Other: Rubbing Alcohol
2 thoughts on “Brilliant Daisy Watercolor Art Tutorial”
Would this technique work with acrylics. I’m new to acrylics and watercolors? Lovely. Just what will you think of next? I would never have thought of using alcohol but gives lovely effect.
I do not think it would have the same effect since the alcohol reacts with the water and acrylics have binders in them. The only way to know is to try and I will do just that