Day 263 - Water Your World Amazing.
Hey. It's water works today over here. That is to say, we are going to work with watercolors for today's project. My friend keeps asking me the fastest way to create something to fill a blank wall and watercolors offer that kind of magic. Watercolors are a creative medium that is fresh, exciting and modern. The layering of color and the excitement of the water drying, adds anticipation to the creative process. Watercolors are also alluring and unexpected in both the process and the result. When you have a wall to cover, they offer an opportunity for a quick solution and make a big impact. Plus, who doesn't like to play with water? The most important lesson to remember about watercolor is restraint. Watercolors guide you, not the reverse.
Let's get those walls covered and start today's project with an oversized modern watercolor print. Here are the tools needed. All can be purchased at Blick Art supplies.
Here are step by step instructions and a video to walk you through the process.
Step 1: Tape the poster sized ( 22" x 30") paper to a work surface. With a ruler measure 3 inches in on each side and mark the 3 inches with a pencil. This will create a specified white boundary and a work area for you. (measuring a boundary is optional but recommended)
Step 2: Cut strips of artists tape approximately 3 inches long. Within the work area, make a design with the tape. Place some tape closer together and some farther away. Remember, where the tape sits will leave white negative space and everything around it will be paint and water.
Step 3: Squeeze out the watercolor on a paper plate or pallet. Dip the brush in a cup of water. Now add paint to the brush. Start to brush the water and paint on the work area over the tape. Remember, watercolor painting is all about the beauty of restraint. Place the water and paint on the paper and resist moving the paint and water around.
Step 4: Let dry completely. Peel up all the paint strips and sign your work. All that is needed now is a frame!
Have fun coloring your world amazing today with water and see you tomorrow waterworks!