TikTok is one of the best places for finding useful hacks that will save you time and money! Not only that, these hacks are creative and helpful for when you’re bored and need a change of pace. If you want a simple art lesson that will liven up your art skills, look no further than this TikTok hack for creating beautiful watercolor background in under 5 minutes!
If you know me, you know I love a good life hack. Sometimes other people have a way of figuring things out that we can’t see. Amzylj_creative is the TikTok creator behind this awesome hack! She’s an artist that specializes in mandalas, flowers, painting, and patterns. In this 15-second video, she quickly shows us how to create spectacular-looking backgrounds to use for paintings.
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Liked by over 54,000 people, this watercolor background hack is growing in popularity for a reason – it’s easy and effective! Watch the video to see how this picturesque watercolor background is made!
What You’ll Need
- Plastic sandwich bag
- Drawing markers
- One piece of paper
- Small paint brush
How to Make TikTok Watercolor Background Hack
To make the magic happen, all you have to do is take four different color markers and color a small section on the plastic sandwich bag. Once you’ve colored four sections back-to-back on the bag, take a paint brush and dip it in water. Using the wet paint brush, brush over the colored sections on the bag over top of the color. Re-dip your paint brush after each color has been painted over to avoid mixing colors. Then, flip your plastic bag over onto the piece of paper and press down. Make sure you press and rub the plastic bag down so the colors transfer onto the paper. You’ll be left with a beautiful, gradient, watercolor background that you can use for your painting, without all the hassle!
Some Colorful Q&A:
What Color Markers Should I Use?
The great thing about this hack is that it’s totally customizable to you! You can choose whatever colors you want to. However, if you’re going for a sunset background, I’d stick with lighter colors, such as orange, pink, blue, and yellow.
What Designs Can I Make With This TikTok Watercolor Background Hack?
Any kind you want! You don’t have to make a sunset background. You could totally do grass or the ocean, whatever you want!
Can you do this on a canvas?
Absolutely! If you don’t have any computer paper, a canvas would be perfectly fine! I personally love this idea for hanging up your masterpiece on a wall rather than using paper. It looks more aesthetically pleasing, in my opinion.
- Plastic Sandwich Bag
- Drawing Markers
- One Piece of Paper
- Small Paint Brush
- Take four different color markers and color a small section on the plastic sandwich bag.
- Once you’ve colored four sections back-to-back on the bag, take a paint brush and dip it in water.
- Using the wet paint brush, brush over the colored sections on the bag over top of the color.
- Re-dip your paint brush after each color has been painted over to avoid mixing colors.
- Flip your plastic bag over onto the piece of paper and press down.
- Make sure you press and rub the plastic bag down so the colors transfer onto the paper.