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Using a Spray Bottle to Get an Easy, “Crackled” Watercolor Background

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Did you know that there’s a simple way to create a textured watercolor background by only using a spray bottle? Well be prepared to have your mind blown because we’ll be doing just that in this tutorial. Thanks for guiding us through the steps to create easy paintings and cool backgrounds, Soon!

Materials used:

  • Arches hot press watercolor paper (300lb, cut to size 9″ x 12″)
  • Spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle, filled with clean water
  • Three small plastic plates to hold your paint
  • Artist’s tape (recommended), masking tape, or double-sided tape
  • A wooden board to tape your paper on (larger than your paper size)
  • Any paintbrush
  • A container with clean water
  • Dry rag or paper towels

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors

  • Permanent Rose
  • Cerulean Blue

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

  • Permanent Yellow Deep
  • Cerulean Blue