Splattering Watercolor To Paint A Cherry Blossom Sakura Tree
If you’re having trouble keeping the rest of the paper clean, or with getting the right shape for your tree, one option is to use paper masks. This is basically made from a sheet of paper that’s the same size as your watercolor paper, but with the shape of the tree cut out in the middle. You can lay this mask on top of your watercolor paper while you splatter, which helps constrain the area where paint flecks will appear, but if you do use this method, make sure you keep shifting the paper mask around to prevent getting a rigid edge around your tree. Also, don’t place the mask on wet paint, or else it will smudge your work.