Hi guys, hope everyone's well =D I have the new tutorial today as I promised in a recent post. It is a technique I stumbled across when I was making a background for this canvas:
It doesn't actually contain any watercolour, I call it a 'Water: COLOUR' technique because it is it gives you an instant COLOUR-filled (without the labour, without the 'muddy' effect you sometimes get when you mix too many colours and without any drying time between layers) background with the secret (or not-so now :/ ) ingredient of water.
It's SUPER easy and gives unique results in texture & combinations each time, which is REALLY fun (trust me, we get to have some Kinder Surprise moments ahead ;) )
You will need:
Paper, Brayer, WATER mister, (thin/soft body) Acrylics
optional: acrylic ink & colour sprays (but you can just use water mister instead)
Mist your paper thoroughly
Add acrylic in globules, it's ok for it to sink/disperse into the water
Brayer the paint in two or three swipes MAXIMUM. Doing any more will mix colours, and this is a low labour technique remember so think about trying to get this whole thing wrapped up in a couples of minutes.
The brayer gives us our first hint of texture =D
Drop acrylic ink in splats - again think 'quick & easy' & just let a few drops go where they will, no thinking or 'pushing' the design in any way.
Final mist, but this time I use coloured sprays to give it some last colour.
Extra Tip: spraying directly over the acrylic ink makes it disperse so *beautifully*, especially any metallic colours - they shimmer across the page like they have mica in them ;)
Put a piece of paper on top, let soak and rub v.lightly - don't smush or squish, you'll smudge the paint together too much - you just want make sure that the top page has touched all the parts of the paper underneath.
Kinder Surprise Moment:
peel back from one corner & see what lovely designs have been formed =)
Result Close Up:
Yay super easy, done-in-no-time fun colourful background
(plus some interesting B-sides too) =D
Here are some other examples of how my attempts have come out:
I love how you can't predict how the colours are going to overlay or play with each other, fun, fun, fun =)
Till next time,
much love, Jennibellie xoxo