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Intermediate Techniques

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Mixing the right colors is tough work, but Mako’s got your back! Try these intermediate watercolor techniques to help you upgrade your color mixing skills!
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Don’t miss this chance to learn all about negative painting! We’re painting eye-catching leaves with watercolor techniques that will make your subject POP.
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How to paint photo-realistic snowy trees & bushes without tripping over yourself.
Using Alcohol To Create Interesting Textures In Watercolor Paintings

Use alcohol as a watercolor technique for painting interesting textures.
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White fur is usually notoriously difficult to paint. Here’s a clever watercolor technique by Yong Chen using dry scratching & negative painting concepts.
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Embellish your written words through the clever use of watercolor and calligraphy. This watercolor technique shared by Linsey Bugbee is a step-by-step crash course on watercolor calligraphy for beginners.
Creating a watercolor card using the salt technique

Learn how to add a unique effect to watercolor using a common condiment by following Jennifer McGuire in her card-making tutorial.
Wet-In-Wet Watercolor Technique

Everything you need to know about this watercolor technique for applying paint or water to wet watercolor paper.
Back wash as texture

Here’s a watercolor technique for painting interesting textures by dropping clean water onto your painting as paint dries.
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Flinging paint may be the most fun watercolor technique. Here’s how to do it in a controlled (or uncontrolled) manner.
Scrafitto & Stamped Effect

How to use scratching, scraping & stamping as watercolor techniques for achieving specific looks.
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An introduction to a watercolor technique using salt to create special effects and textures in paintings.