Art Techniques


Palette Painting Art Technique

This palette painting art technique uses dabs and dots of paint instead of straight lines, adding dimension to your artwork.

What You'll Need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Poster paints
  • Small containers
  • Craft stick or butter knife
  • Cardboard

HOW TO MAKE A PALETTE PAINTING:

Step 1: In a small container, mix a small amount of cornstarch with poster paint until the mixture becomes thick like pudding. Repeat with other colors of paint.

Step 2: Now "paint" a picture on a piece of cardboard. Use a craft stick or butter knife to apply the thick paint to the cardboard. The paint will "stick up" from your paper. Try an abstract design first.

Step 3: Create "heavy" areas of color by building up the thick paint; to make "light" areas of color, spread the paint out. Then try to "paint" a portrait of someone.

Since you are painting with a craft stick, you won't be able to add a lot of detail.

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