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13 More Watercolor Techniques & Ideas to Upgrade Your Paintings

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Do your watercolor paintings look like they need a creative boost? Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are 13 watercolor techniques and ideas you can use to bring your paintings to the next level. Thanks for showing us the way, McCall!

Materials used:

  • Any cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 9″ x 12″)
  • Artist’s or masking tape (½” width)
  • Prang Oval 8-Pan Watercolor Set, or any watercolor paint you might have on hand
  • Palette (as needed)
  • Container with clean water
  • Dry rag or paper towel
  • Elmer’s No-Wrinkle Rubber Cement or Grumbacher’s Miskit liquid frisket
  • Table salt
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Push pin or needle
  • A stamp, or any item you can use as a stamp (like leaves)
  • Two straws
  • A pen or pencil

Brushes

  • Any flat brush (no. 14)
  • Utrecht Manglon Synthetic Brush: Round brush (no. 4)