Acrylic Painting Techniques Tutorial

In this video, I share three fun acrylic painting techniques to create painted patterns in your journal. We’ll walk through dry brush stripes, rose florals, and an ombre wash. Feel free to use whatever colors inspire you and fit the season you’re creating for!

Supplies used in this video:  

  • Liquitex Professional acrylic paint
  • Windsor & Newton Galeria acrylic paint
  • Simply Simmons and Princeton round paint brushes, both size 8
  • Canson 96 lb. bristol paper
  • Dick Blick disposable paper paint palette



Julie Marriott is a painter, pattern designer, wife and mom from San Diego, California.  She’s passionate about creating bold and joyful artwork for the color-loving soul. In between creating her colorful paintings, Julie loves to teach local acrylic painting workshops and share about her creative process through her podcast, Make Share Grow.


  1. Lisa Monconduit

    I really love your tutorials

  2. Ashley Rodgers

    This was so enjoyable to watch. Thank you for sharing so many great techniques!

  3. Chelsea Corbett

    Awesome tutorial, I followed along painting on cut pieces of thick mixed media paper. I’m so pleased with the results that I’m going to make a little batch of these in different colours to use in my journal ☺️ Thank you!!