Cherry blossom poured painting
We’ve had a couple of messy weeks with nasty strep infections and a few of us down with tonsillitis…so yesterday we decided to handmake a few Xmas presents. I had seen a gorgeous poured cherry blossom painting on Facebook and wondered if it was something the children could have a go at. I found a youtube clip showing the process: if you are interested, this is the link here. Otherwise these photos should show you how to do it if you are interested. For those in NZ, I got my supplies from Warehouse Stationery.
Pink, blue, white and brown or black acrylic paint
Golden polymer medium (we used Atelier brand)
Pipettes (we ended up using medicine syringes and paintbrushes as well)
Drizzle some colours around the border of the canvas if you want to.
Quickly tip the cup upside down in the centre of the canvas.
Start to tilt the canvas around to spread the paint all over and create a marbling effect.
Ours looked like this when it was finished. The kids really loved this step because everybody’s looked a bit different.
Next we drew the tree on with the brown paint mixed as for the other paints. We tried doing this with a pipette but it didn’t work properly so we ended up dragging a paintbrush through.
Next we used a syringe (a pipette would work too) to make the pink blossoms.
Then we used another syringe to add drops of white inside the pink. Then we added another drop of pink inside this.
Next we used a knife to (attempt!!!) to make the flowers a bit more blossom-like. I wouldn’t say it was entirely successful but the kids had a great time 🙂
That’s it! Then we just left it for a couple of days to dry. If you want to learn from my mistake: do NOT leave it to dry on newspaper or you will have 200 pieces of newspaper attached to the bottom and sides of your painting….