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Watercolour Techniques

Today, I was reading a book on watercolour. I was not expecting to learn anything new because it was just one of those “learn how to (insert thing here)” books, but I actually came across something interesting.

1. If you paint a coat of watercolor, then you add salt it will look like this:

2. Also, I splatter paint with watercolour a lot, but I have come across a problem. It is difficult to make small splatter marks. In this book, it said to take a toothbrush and a comb to make small splatters. First, dip the toothbrush into the paint, then run it across the comb whilst pointing the comb towards the paper. A tip from Jake: Cover the part of your painting that you do not want splatter paint on with wax paper, or for the penny-pinching artist, you can use the glossy pages from magazines.

3. You can add texture by placing plastic wrap or aluminum foil over your painting whilst it is still wet. NOTE: Let the paint dry completely before removing the wrap or foil. ( You don’t have to limit yourself to just these materials either. Try many different things. Experiment! And if you discover anything cool, leave a comment to share your technique with the world! [Or just the privileged few who know of this site.])

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