Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dreams & Walt Disney Inspirational Quote

I wanted to make a relaxing painting video for you guys showing cool painting tricks that you can use for creating unique results! I have listed all my materials and painting steps down below!


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ~Walt Disney
Materials I have used:
- Aquarell Watercolour Paper (Hahnemühle Fineart - Britannia 300g/m², rough, 24x32 cm / 9,4x12,6")
- MT Washi Tape
- Faber-Castell 2 1/2 HB
- Solo Goya Mask Paint for Acrylic and Aquarell
- Schmincke Watercolours
- da Vinci Junior Synthetics Brush (10)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Paint in White
- Staedtler pigment liner 0.3
- Schneider Permanent Marker 1-3 mm



About the painting process:

  • I started with drawing a castle onto my watercolour paper. As a reference I used a silhouette picture of the castle that I found online. Then I created an outline with masking fluid. This will hold the wet colours in place and you don't have to worry about guidelines!
  • After the fluid was dry, I went ahead and added water to the paper for the wet on wet effect. This way you can create beautiful colour transitions!
  • Start with light colours! This way you can build up the colour intensity and also create beautiful layers!
  • To create the bubble effect, I used robbing alcohol. First I created one layer and let the colour dry, then added more colour. When the colour is still wet, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol on top! Be sure to wait for each layer to be dry before repeating this step!
  • Whenever I started with a new layer of colour, I tried to make the colours always darker then the last layer. This way when you add rubbing alcohol, the lighter layer will show up and create a pretty pattern!
  • I did that a few times, until I was happy with the dark shades of colours!
  • Then I just dripped different shades of colours to create splashes of colour! 
  • Since I always wanted to add a text onto the painting, I wrote the letters with acrylic paint and then wrote it again with a dark marker, so the quote was more visible.
I kinda preferred the painting without the quote to be honest, but I think without it might have looked a bit empty! You can add any colour you like of course! I didn't really think about what colour I should use, everything happened spontaneously!





I hope you enjoy this painting process! If you have any requests for other painting videos, feel free to comment down below and let me know what you would like to see in the future!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

~mako

Friday, June 19, 2015

DIY: Soap Bubble Art | Personalize your Notebooks!

Hey guys! Playing with soap bubbles is so much fun! But did you know that you can paint with them as well? Today I'm going to show you how to create soap bubble art that you can use to decorate your notebooks, walls, home,  scrap booking projects and other things as well!










This is so fun that you just need to try it out!


Things you will need:
- Paper
- Acrylic paint (You can use tempera or watercolours, but in this case add water first, then your watercolours and then add the some into your cup!)
- Drinking straws
- Liquid dish / hand soap


If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

I hope you enjoy this video!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

See you next Saturday!

~mako

Saturday, June 13, 2015

DIY: Bracelets using Drinking Straws - Recycling Project

Hey everyone! Did you know that you can use drinking straws not only for drinking your favourite soda or milkshakes, but also for making colourful bracelets that are perfect for summer? They are so fun and easy to make, you won't believe it!


Things you will need:

- Nylon Thread (I got mine from Ebay) You can also use shoelace or something else that is similar to this type of thread!
- Drinking Straws
- Scissors
- Marker
- Ruler / Measuring Tape
- Tape


If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

I hope you enjoy this video and if you are going to recreate these bracelets, be sure to share picture with me through my Social Media!

Have a wonderful day everyone and see you next Saturday!

~mako

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Let's paint: A Sunset at the Beach - Painting with mako

Do you remember my last painting video where I talked about letting go of the perfect idea and just having fun creating? This time I felt like painting something again!



I used acrylic paint from different brands for this painting.




If you get inspired to paint something after watching this video, be sure to share pictures with me on my social media, I would really love to see your artwork!


Have a wonderful day everyone and see you next week!

~mako


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