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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Just thought I'd share a little tutorial for ya today! Wet on wet watercolor! I LOVE to play with watercolors this way.

Just a cheap-o set from wal-mart.

Wet the paper with lots of water.

Wet the brush with water and paint and just touch it to the paper and it just bleeds or wick, what ever you want to call it, I just love to watch it! Weird I know.

Add more colors and watch them blend and bleed or wick together! Add more water as you go if needed to keep the paper wet. Keep your brush pretty drippy sometimes too.

Then use salt. I had this on hand so it's what I used.

Sprinkle some in your hand and sprinkle it on the paper.

Especially in the puddles of water and paint. The salt soaks it up.

Let it dry or you can use a heat gun to speed it up, but I like to let it do it's own thing. That's why I do this before I go to bed and when I wake up ,I have a nice surprise!

Then you scrape off the salt and you get this.

And this! So fun! Now go make some art people! We need something perty to look at!


joanna said...

I love this technique, especially on silk fabric. thank you for sharing these beautiful pics :)

Lesley Edmonds said...

Thank you for sharing this :) I am completely new to watercolours and have not yet christened my tin of paints so will have a go this week :)

Pieced Pastimes said...

This reminds me of the batik fabrics - very pretty! Lots of uses for this technique. Thanks for sharing! I have become your newest follower and look forward to reading your future posts.

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Oh Lisa I LOVE the Look of these Technique! Thank You for Sharing!! I might have to do some Playing!
Congratulations to You on your Recent Publication in Somerset! It is so Amazing to be Recognized for something you Love to do!
Thank You fro Your Sweet Visit!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Kristin said...

Brilliant! gonna try that. Thank you!!! xoxo

Chris said...

Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I think I could do this!! Painting is not my strong suit, Thank you!


Monica said...

So much fun! I use to do that on silk... your watercolor paper is very beautiful, perfect for art journals!
Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such lovely note!

Shari Replogle said...

How pretty Lisa, can't wait to try this.
Congratulations on Somerset Studio too!! I just got it , your article looks wonderful.