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Step Six: Adding “Magic” Salt

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Reinforce the line of green paint with more Dark Cobalt Green and Permanent Green (the paint can be dabbed around the line and shouldn’t be straight), then add another layer of different reds and violets to darken certain areas of the painting. This adds more contrast, and gives more depth to your painting. When you’re satisfied with the overall look of your painting, sprinkle some of the coarse grain salt around the surface. This will produce a magical effect (here’s a tutorial on adding salt as a watercolor technique). The salt will absorb the water and colors in the painting, so don’t put too much. Let the whole painting dry, then gently scrape off any salt residue.