I have had so many people asking me, "Haley, how do you make circle-y blue paintings? I keep googling how to make them, and I just can't find out how to do it."
Not really. But here is how you do it anyway:
Buy two gallery-wrapped canvasses. 24x24 inches. Also buy some puffy paint and acrylic paint. I bought red puffy paint and two shades of blue acrylic paint. You really only need the little bottles of acrylic.
I traced circles on the canvas using different-sized round things (pot lids and the like). Then I traced sloppy circles and designs around those outlines using the puffy paint. I really wanted to have a raised pattern, so I laid it on pretty thick.
I just let that dry, and then painted over that with the acrylic paint and sponge brushes, so there were visible brush strokes.
And that's it! I originally thought that the maybe the acrylic paint would cover the color of the puffy paint, which was the original goal, but the red puffy paint showed through, which I actually like the look of!
Please don't judge that the bed is not made. I have more important things to do. Here's the thing, though, our comforter is red and blue, and the paintings match perfectly. Matt loves them, I love them, they only cost about 20 bucks (the canvas was on saaaale!).
And now you know how to make circle-y blue paintings. You're welcome!!