Press Painting Snowflake Decorations
We have been sharing quite a few different pour painting projects with you. This technique is just so fun for the kids and creates beautiful pieces of artwork. However, sometimes you have some paint that drips below… We don’t like to waste art supplies around here so after we finished up our pour painted snowflakes we tried something out with the drippings. The results were beautiful! So we skipped the pouring altogether and created these snowflake decorations using this fun press painting process that is perfect for kids of all ages!
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Supplies for creative painting
How to make painted snowflakes:
Check out these step by step instructions to make your press painted snowflake decorations. Then see it all in action in the video below.
We modify our paints a bit before we get started. I make a mixture 2 parts white glue 1 part water. Then mix equal parts glue mixture with my acrylic paint. This step might not be completely necessary, but it saves a bit of paint, it makes the paint looser and helps the colors from mixing up too quick. Once the colors are ready to go use your craft sticks to drip, drizzle, and swirl your paints on a piece of cardboard. A little goes long ways here! Then press you wooden snowflake down. Lift and press again and again. Peek and see if you like how it looks! You can always add more color… I wanted more blue on mine.
Related Art Project: Pour Painted Snowflake Decorations
Then press it a few more times! Keep adding paint and pressing until you like your snowflake.Lay them on a piece of parchment paper to dry. Do not leave them on your cardboard to dry. They will stick! When they are dry you can hang them in the windows, around the house, or connect a few together for your front door!
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