Textures (1).JPG1. Use masking tape to divide your paper into nine rectangles.
2. In each rectangle, create a mini-painting utilizing different tools and techniques to achieve a variety of textures with watercolor.

Splatter with a toothbrush

Apply just paint (not water) with a dry paintbrush

Apply paint with a palette knife
Draw/paint first with a wax crayon or with rubber cement, once it's dry, simply paint over it. Once the painting is dry, you will be able to rub off the rubber cement.
Wet-on-wet; Paint an area with one color, using plenty of water. While it's still wet, introduce a few drops of a different color and just let it pool and see how it turns out once it dries.
Using an ink pen (not a ball point) make a simple doodle, then use a brush with clear water to make the lines "bleed" into a wash.
Drop gobs of wet paint onto a rectangle and blow it around with a straw
Use masking tape and either tear it or cut pieces out with an Exacto knife, then paint over it.

● After painting an area, sprinkle salt on it
● After painting an area, either spray, drip or drizzle vinegar or alcohol on it
● After painting an area, gently dab it with a Kleenex, paper towel, or cotton ball to "lift" color off of a region.

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