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13 Easy Watercolor Techniques, Tips, & Tricks

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Step 4: Turning Hard Edges Into Soft Ones Via A Lifting Technique

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Isabella then shows how to create soft edges in a different way, which also counts as a lifting technique. To demonstrate, she returns to the size 12 round brush to paint a purple square using the wet-on-dry technique. While the paint is still wet, she uses the tip of a clean damp brush to brush around the edges of the square. Since the paint is still wet, it will bleed into the dampened area created by the paintbrush, turning the hard edge into a soft one.