Monday, June 29, 2020

Watercolour Technique for Backgrounds

watercolour technique for backgrounds
This watercolour technique inspired by the paint lab book is a fun way to create beautiful backgrounds on watercolour paper. Once the paper dries we can add drawings or calligraphy that will stand out. 
watercolour technique for backgrounds
For this project you will need...
Watercolour paper
Cling film or plastic wrap
Watercolour paint
Painters tape
Black marker

First, put painters tape all around the watercolour paper. This tape is removed after the painting dries to create a beautiful frame for the work.
watercolour technique for backgrounds
Then use any colour you like and put drops of paint, the paint needs to be wet. 
watercolour technique for backgrounds
Place the plastic wrap in full contact with the paper over the wet paint. There needs to be wrinkles on the plastic wrap to get the effects.
Leave the plastic wrap on and let it dry overnight. Peel the plastic wrap the next day and you will see a beautiful background that is ready to be worked on. The plastic wrap can be saved to reuse.
watercolour technique for backgrounds
Use a black marker and do a drawing or writing over the dry background.
watercolour technique for backgrounds
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14 comments:

  1. I love the pastel colors, so pretty.

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  2. So many beautiful creations!

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  3. I really like this technique. It is a lovely soft pastel background.

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  4. Such pretty designs and colors.

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  5. Calligraphy would look so nice on the pastel background.

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  6. The black tree adds a nice contrast to those lovely pastel colors.

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  7. This looks like a fun art project for my daughter to try. Thanks.

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  8. The pastel colors are such a nice background.

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  9. My oldest granddaughter would enjoy making this.

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  10. Wow, I wish I was as creative as this! Great idea!

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  11. Gorgeous! I would love to do this with my grandchildren.

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  12. That looks so pretty! My daughters are going to give this a try this afternoon!

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  13. This would be a great project when the grandchildren visit.

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