Have you ever thought to yourself –
- Gee, I love doodling with sharpies, but I wish I could use them like watercolors…
- Hmm, I wish that I had a way to watercolor on this cardboard book cover that wouldn’t run or get destroyed if I spill on it…
- Huh, I’ve never thought about either of those things, but now that I read this, I’m curious…
Let’s get to it!
How did I begin?
- Sharpie or other alcohol based/water resistant permanent marker
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Paintbrush you’re not in love with (mine got stained)
- A piece of plastic to write on (I used an old tupperware lid, but you could use even a plastic bag with something sturdy inside)
- Thick paper like cardstock, watercolor paper, multimedia paper or cardboard
From here, I drew on the plastic with the sharpie and dipped my paintbrush in the rubbing alcohol to pick up the sharpie off the plastic and painted like you would with watercolors.