Abstract Name Splatter Designs

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Students began these abstract designs by writing their names in cursive. They then painted over their name with watercolors and used a straw to blow the wet paint into a splattered pattern. The painting step, as well as cropping the finished piece into a smaller rectangle, resulted in an abstract design. In some cases you can’t even tell the design started as a name! We used a variety of Sharpie techniques to emphasize the white areas left around the paint, and added final embellishments with glitter glue and metallic pens.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Faltico
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 03:36:42

    Really neat project What kind of glitter glue and metallic pens did you use. Thanks,


    • uamsler
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 04:39:08

      Crayola glitter glue, (comes in small tubes, 5 per package). I use the Sakura brand metallic paint pens—the ones with the canister barrel and the tip that depresses to flow the ink. You have to shake them first!


  2. Sasha Roberts-Levi
    Nov 11, 2021 @ 19:04:52

    These are really interesting and look like they are fun to create! What grade level did you do this project with?


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