Thursday, August 21, 2008

Watercolor Techniques #7 Texture with Table Salt

Today's video watercolor technique is another interesting texture. This one is made with watercolors and salt. As you can see in the above photo, sprinkling table salt on wet watercolor makes a strange grainy texture. So get out your watercolors and try this with your children. I am sure you will all have a blast.

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For tutorial #7 you will need:

(If you are reading this via a feed you will most likely need to click through to the post to watch the video.)

Feel free to share any projects you and your children complete using this watercolor technique. I love seeing what you all have done.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Watercolor Techniques #6 Texture with Rubbing Alcohol

Today's video watercolor technique is a very fun and interesting experiement with watercolor and rubbing alcohol. As you can see in the above photo, dripping rubbing alcohol on wet watercolor makes a strange bubble-like texture. I am sure you and your children will have lots of fun with this.


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For tutorial #6 you will need:
Watercolor paper
Watercolors (tube or cake)
Assorted brushes
Cup of water
Rubbing alcohol
Cotton swab

(If you are reading this via a feed you will most likely need to click through to the post to watch the video.)

Feel free to share any projects you and your children complete using this watercolor technique. I love seeing what you all have done.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Watercolor Techniques #5 Loaded Brush Smooshes

Wow! I am sorry it has taken me so long to post the next watercolor tutorial. I have been seeing quite a few families that have been using my tutorials and I am loving the results. If you want to share your projects with us, feel free to leave links in the comments or email me a photo to put in my sidebar.

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This video tutorial is for what I am calling "Loaded Brush Smooshes." This is a type of brush stroke that can be used for making flower petals and whatever else you can think of. (If you are reading this via a feed you will most likely need to click through to the post to watch the video.)

For tutorial #5 you will need:
Watercolor paper
Watercolors (tube or cake)
Assorted brushes (a medium sized one will work best)
Cup of water