Mystery Technique #57

MT#57, ©2016 Elizabeth Sanford


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The paper makes such a difference in watercolor! I began both Parts by wetting the paper, then mixed Daniel Smith’s Hematite Genuine, Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine,  Sodalite Genuine, Dr. Ph. Martin’s HYDRUS Permanent Red, and Winsor & Newton’s Granulation Medium right on the surface of the paper. While the paper was still wet, I applied pieces of thin recycled plastic, then experimented with a variety of tools to make linear patterns; I also emphasized some of the shapes by injecting additional liquid paint under the plastic and applied weight in a few spots to vary the effects. After all the liquid evaporated, I removed the plastic. The visual textures are definitely more dramatic on the hot press (Part 1) than the rough (Part 2)!

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