Pink and Blue Swirls


This project was begun a couple months ago.

This is the end result.


It began like this.
I used a 9″ X 12″ sheet of Canson watercolor paper,
plenty of water in a spray bottle,
and Dylusions Ink Sprays –
bubblegum pink and london blue.
I love the colors I can get with the Dylusions – so much fun!
Some of those round places – like the blue one just below the center –
was made by holding a heat gun straight down
above a wet puddle of color –
until it dried.
Here is a link to my tutorial on using Dylusions.
This is the same blob of color – tangled.
Look how I divided up the sections and drew patterns on them.
That’s what I did with the whole sheet.
Wherever I felt tangling needed to happen – it did.
This section is on the right, about halfway up.
This section is towards the middle,
but for the life of me I can’t tell if this photo is
turned the wrong direction or not.
Just keep tangling and pretty soon
you will turn this . . .
. . . into this.
I promise!
If I can do it – you can, too.
All you have to do is start.
And if you don’t have Dylusions –
I started with a simple watercolor pan set
from the school supply row in Wal-Mart.
They make some pretty beautiful artwork, too!

4 thoughts on “Pink and Blue Swirls

  1. Your photo is the right way up!! Now is that Ahh I see there 4th photo down? It's great fun seeing how you progress with these & section the various areas off.Paula (PEP)

    • no, i've seen it listed as dandelion, or some variation of that word. there are several ways to draw it, this is the one i like. i also use it in graden scenes – sometimes drawing just the top half with a squiggly line under it as a stem :)glad you like the progression, i never know if people are going to like that part or not ๐Ÿ™‚

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