Hey gang, here's a fun technique to spice up your watercolors.
Get a good amount of watercolor on your brush and make a nice wet puddle on your paper, sprinkle in some salt while it's wet and puddly and watch as the salt crystals begin to absorb the color. This is one of the techniques from my Curious class.
Leave it alone to dry completely (or you can use a heat gun). Brush off the salt and lightly sand with fine sand paper.
You can use table salt, kosher salt and even Himalayan Pink Salt (ha!). I would love to know if any of you try rock salt. We don't have any around the house but it would probably be pretty cool!
I've been test driving some of the new Golden QoR watercolors (full post coming) and you can see them in action in the video. Also using Daniel Smith watercolors and fabriano paper. Everything is listed below the video. Enjoy!
Watercolors:From QoR (by Golden):
Bohemian Green, Sepia, Nickel Azo Yellow, Rose
From Daniel Smith: Indigo, Magenta
Prang is a very nice beginner paint. Available at Amazon & DickBlick
I used 140# coldpress watercolor paper (slightly bumpy)
The Birthday Card tutorial is here.