You can get the most amazing effects working with transparent paints. The effects can be vibrant and subtle. Add some contrast with opaque paints and you have a background that can be used for anything.


Supplies Used

Substrate:  140lb Watercolour Paper


  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
    • Quinacridone Violet – DMFAS34
    • Primary Magenta – DMFA29
    • Quinacridone Red – DMFAS33
    • Cobalt Blue Hue – DMFA08


  • paper towels/baby wipes
  • water bottle
  • palette knife
  • palette paper
  • flat brushes
  • bubble wrap