AUTOPLAY
Wax Resist With Watercolor
8 steps
What you’ll need
Wax Crayons
Watercolors & Paint Brushes
Watercolor Paper
With wax crayons draw a design on dry watercolor paper.
1. With wax crayons draw a design on dry watercolor paper.
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Experiment with how firmly you press the crayon into the paper.
2. Experiment with how firmly you press the crayon into the paper.
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Load brush with color, and begin painting. Notice how the avoid areas with wax.
3. Load brush with color, and begin painting. Notice how the avoid areas with wax.
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Areas with thicker wax will expel more paint to make layered colors stand out.
4. Areas with thicker wax will expel more paint to make layered colors stand out.
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Continue to drop paint in and allow it to settle around wax.
5. Continue to drop paint in and allow it to settle around wax.
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Lift and tilt paper to move paint around.
6. Lift and tilt paper to move paint around.
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As paint sets up you can more easily keep colors within drawn lines.
7. As paint sets up you can more easily keep colors within drawn lines.
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This technique is a great way to experiment. Remember, watercolor always dries lighter, be bold!
8. This technique is a great way to experiment. Remember, watercolor always dries lighter, be bold!
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