How toExperimental Watercolors In The Classroom
17 steps
What you’ll need
Rubbing Alcohol
Sharpie
Spray Bottle
Crayons
Salt
All Products From Watercolor Basics Jumprope
In our Watercolor Basics Jumprope we learned the techniques of wash, blot, wet in wet and dry brush.
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Now let’s label a practice sheet for four more watercolor techniques we will experiment with today.
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Gather your materials and tools from Watercolor Basics & fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.
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You will also need a little salt in a small container.
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Let’s experiment! Paint a wash of color and add a spritz of rubbing alcohol.
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What do you notice?
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Paint another wash of watercolor and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. What happens?
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With time the salted paint will continue to change as it dries. Watch yours over time.
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Try drawing with a Sharpie and painting right over your lines. Do the Sharpie lines run or blur?
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Try the same thing with a crayon. It’s called a “wax resist”. What happens?
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Take a close look.
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It’s time to practice with our new ideas. Sketch a simple composition. Yours can be different!
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Remember from Watercolor Basics to gently clean your brush between colors.
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And to get lighter colors with watercolor you just add more water or blot with a paper towel.
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Now experiment with rubbing alcohol, salt, Sharpie marks, and wax resist on a practice painting.
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Clean your brushes and other materials when you finish painting.
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Nice work! Practice and experiment with more painting soon.
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