April 29, 2013
What a damp and dreary Day, I know we need rain, but this is a bit much. A week of rain..
The Maples are full of little green leaves, as are the Ash. The crabapple is in full bloom with the neigborhood Bumble bees having a Banquet. And the grass is growing like a weed.
SPRING IS HERE AT LAST...............
I FOUND THIS INFORMATION ON "COREYMARIE.COM" AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.
USE WATERCOLORS IN PLACE OF AN INK PAD WITH YOUR FAVORITE RUBBER STAMPS.
SCRATCH A STILL VERY WET SURFACE WITH AN UNBENT PAPERCLIP, THE COLOR WILL APPEAR DARKER WHERE YOU SCRATCHED.
SCRAPE AWAY BARELY DAMP WATER COLOR WITH THE EDGE OF A CREDIT CARD.
LET YOUR WASH DRY COMPLETELY, THEN USE SANDPAPER TO REMOVE COLOR AND ADD TEXTURE. (GO EASY)!
WHILE THE WASH IS STILL DAMP (SHINY) USE A PAPER TOWEL TO BLOT AND LIFT SOME OF THE COLOR.
MAKE A WAX RESIST: USE A WHITE CRAYON TO COLOR THE AREAS YOU WANT LEFT WHITE, THEN PAINT OVER THE CRAYON MARKS.
CREATE TEXTURE BY SPRINKLING SALT ON TO A STILL WET WATERCOLOR WASH.
USING A BRUSH OR q-TIP, PAINT WITH RUBBING ALCOHOL ONTO A DAMP OR NEARLY DRY WASH.
I KNOW IF YOUR ONE OF MY STUDENTS, THIS ALL SOUNDS FAMILIAR.
JUST A FEW THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY COVERED IN CLASS, BUT ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE HOW OTHER ARTIST USE THESE TECHNIQUES.
I WOULD HOPE YOUR TRYING THESE IN YOUR PAINTINGS.
IN CLOSING , REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN WHEN PAINTING.