As Immy enjoyed our first drip painting experience so much I have been thinking about other ways to experiment with thin paint. I decided it might be fun to try dripping food colouring (or liquid watercolour if you have it) with a turkey baster to see what sorts of marks it would leave on the painted surface. For a first go, I thought it might also be a good idea to drip the ‘paint’ onto fabric as it is obviously more absorbent than paper, recycling a terry toweling burp cloth (I did put down a heap of newspaper as well to help soak up any excess).
As the baster was very large, it was difficult to control how much paint came out with each squeeze so this is definitely more of a process art experience, lending itself to lots of experimentation 🙂 Amazingly, Immy created a whole story around her artwork – about a beach and the sea and boogie boards and what happens on the beach when it rains.
She explored mixing the colours together and also enjoyed flooding areas with lots of the liquid – watching the colour slowly spread out across the fabric (good thing I had put that newspaper down!).
When we try this again, I would like to drip onto a vertical surface like we did the first time as I know Immy was really interested in watching the paint run down the surface. I would also like to try this drippy squeeze bottle painting that I saw over at Tinkerlab, I am sure that I have some recycled sauce squeeze bottles hidden away somewhere!
Have you tried drip painting with your children?