Since founding Artspiration, I've been searching for ways to make art more accessible. Maybe I overlooked some obvious methods. LOL. Check out my first attempt at a video tutorial and learn how to make watercolors from 5 ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.
DIY Watercolors Video Tutorial.
Art-making as a method of healing and mental health maintenance should be process-centered. Meaning, it's more about the experience than what the final art object looks like. I will be honest, I am a bit of a perfectionist and want to produce "good" work, but when I let go and ease into the flow of creation, I always feel 10 times better! My worries fade away, my mind and body relax, and I give myself permission to play! I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Comments and feedback are always welcome!
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 1/2 Tsp. light corn syrup
Plastic egg carton
Mix cornstarch, baking soda, vinegar, and corn syrup together until the fizz settles. Pour mixture into egg carton so that each cup in about 1/2 full. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup to create your desired colors. Stir well. Allow colors to sit for several hours or overnight until the paints set and are dry and hard.
Use a wet paintbrush and paint just as you would with traditional watercolor cakes.
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