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Creating Watercolour Textures

Add visual texture to your watercolour paintings with this simple tutorial. Watercolour is the perfect portable art medium for traveling. Get inspired by your vacation location and use these techniques to paint souvenirs and postcards to send home.

Instructions:

How to paint inspired souvenirs

Salt:

 

Step 1: Wet your watercolour paper and flood it with colour, painting wet-on-wet.

 

Step 2: While your watercolour is still wet, sprinkle salt on it. The salt will absorb the pigments and create interesting and unpredictable crystalline texture effects.

 

Step 3: Once the paint and salt is completely dry, bush off the salt.

 

Sponge:

 

Step 1: Mix your colours on your palette with water.

 

Step 2: Wet a natural sea sponge, dip it onto your paint and sponge texture onto the watercolour paper.

 

Splatter:

 

Step 1: Mix your watercolour paints on your palette with a lot of water.

 

Step 2: Fill your brush with paint, hold it against another paintbrush above your paper and tap them together to create large splatters and drips.

 

Step 3: To create a finer mist of speckled paint, fill your brush with paint, hold it over your paper and use your finger to flick the tip of your brush.

 

Combine all 3 texture techniques and more in your next project!

You will need:

  • Watercolour cards or postcards
  • Watercolour
  • Paintbrushes
  • Table salt
  • Natural sea sponge
  • Water recipient
  • Pigment pen
  • Essayez le sel de mer, il crée des effets différents du sel de table
  • Pour éviter le gondolement, fixez les peintures sur un carton
  • Une fois l’aquarelle sèche, ajoutez des détails au feutre encre pigmentée

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