Mystery Technique #46

MT#46, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #45: This is a combination of wet-in-wet color mixing and glazing on Unryu paper, which I was delighted to find means “Cloud Dragon Paper.” It contains long, swirling strands of kozo, which caught part of the wet pigment, creating a delicate texture. I began by painting the surface with irregular bands of yellow-orange acrylic ink. After it dried, I add a glaze of diluted red watercolor mixed with granulating medium and sprayed it with water as it started to lose its sheen.

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