Do’s and Don’ts: Essential Watercolor Techniques & Tips for All Beginners
Tip 2: Watercolor Techniques for Lifting Paint
First, don’t use toilet paper or thin tissue paper! Thin tissue paper can easily break off and stick to your watercolor painting, potentially ruining it. Instead, use paper towels, which are made of sturdier material.
Second, don’t apply too much pressure! Too much pressure may damage the fibers of your paper, and creates harsh-looking marks. Instead, use a light dabbing motion to pick up paint. This creates a more subtle effect that you can even use to create interesting textures for an abstract painting!