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4 Watercolor Resist Techniques Made Simple

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Check out these 4 watercolor techniques for resisting watercolor. Use them for your next painting and for adding special effects. You can watch Isabella Kung teach this class in our Watercolor University too.

Materials used:

  • Arches rough grain watercolor paper (140lb, size 9″ x 12″)
  • Masking or Artist’s tape (width 1″)
  • Wooden board (at least 9″ x 12″)
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • Two cups of water
  • A towel or rag to dry off the brushes
  • Sennelier: oil pastel (white)
  • Daiso Japan: oil crayons (set of 24 colors)
  • Fineline Artist: masking fluid pen
  • Bottle of rubbing alcohol (90%+ alcohol)
  • Soft eraser
  • Hair dryer (optional)

Winsor & Newton’s Professional Watercolor Paints

  • Phthalo Turquoise
  • Cobalt Turquoise Light
  • Indigo
  • Winsor Violet (Dioxazine Purple)
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Rose Doré
  • Alizarin Crimson

Brushes

  • Mop brush (½” round)
  • Rosemary and Co.: Pure squirrel hair mop brush (1″ cat’s tongue/oval wash)
  • Escoda: Angular brush (size 10)
  • Escoda: Reserva Kolinsky Tajmyr 1212 brush (size 6, round)
  • Stanislaus Imports Inc.: Dagger brush (½”)