I started with a mandala pattern with a thick marker pen.
Since the marker worked so well, I felt braver and tried a Posca paint pen next.
Then I did an allover pattern just in paint pen.
I started thinking about other media that might work on rubber and figured it was time to try alcohol markers and the Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool I recently invested in. I used a crocheted doily as a stencil.
And from alcohol markers it was only a short step to turn to solvent ink. I used a soft foam stamp and Staz On ink for this balloon.
Finally I thought about paint, and decided to try watered down gesso. That worked as well!
Here are the tools and media I used to decorate my balloons:
Pretty fun right? Now go forth my friend and decorate some balloons of your own! Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Spring!