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Unread 03-23-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default MIX218 - Make Your Mark

Challenge Title: Make Your Mark
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Hey everyone - welcome to another mixed media challenge.

Today is about what you take AWAY from a medium to create texture and interest. One great way to make texture in watercolor is with "mark making" - using wet watercolor and tools to make textures like grasses, clouds etc.

This technique works best on cold press watercolor paper, or any mixed media paper that can take a lot of water.

The easiest way to start is with clouds. Paint water and blue pigment on your paper, and then blot with a paper towel or absorber to create clouds for a sky on your card.

For grasses, put down wet green pigment and use a palette knife or the end of a paintbrush to make strokes in the pigment to create grass.

On both of my samples, I used the absorber in wet pigment to lift color for clouds, and also made grass on one sample.

You can add a lot to your project with these subtractive techniques! Use at least one other medium on your project and remember - HAVE FUN!

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