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Watercoloring Over Paint

Watercolors can add a subtle background to an art journal page. This is a very serendipitous way to add a layer to a background. Here is my purple tag background after stamping with watercolors. You can see it in a finished journal page here.

It started as this:

Step 1: Start with a prepped journal page. I prep it with either gesso or acrylic paint. The important part is for the watercolors to float on top in the next step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Slather on watercolors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: While the watercolor is still very wet, use an uninked rubber stamp to REMOVE some of the watercolor. Let it dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what the blue looks like dry-

 

 

 

 

 

Some other examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Maria January 25, 2012, 6:47 pm

    Okay….I have to try this! Love it and the finished page šŸ™‚ So funny you would have this today because I just opened a huge box of #8 tags I ordered.

  • Cynthia January 25, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing it!! Your pages are beautiful!!!

  • Rita McGregor January 26, 2012, 3:21 am

    I wouldn’t have thought of combining acrylics and watercolors. Nice! šŸ™‚