I’m turning Night Forest into a lantern that’s 70 inches tall! You’ll have to wait a little longer to see it, though; due to wacky weather, The Nashville Lantern Festival will now take place on March 12.
ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #32: First I partially wet the paper with a spray bottle; then I took a liner brush and painted a network of magenta lines across the page, adding a few blue ones before the paper dried.
Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.
ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #31: First I applied a thick layer of Golden® crackle paste on 300 lb. watercolor paper. After it dried, I applied several this glazes of acrylic paint to emphasize the cracks.