Abstract scene using watercolours, drawing inks, leaves and cling film to give blending and impression of textures.
- Thoroughly wet paper (which is masking taped to board)
- Working quickly so it doesn’t dry – Add watercolour patches randomly, allowing them to blend together
- Place leaves, ferns and grasses into paint – must be relatively flat, not thick glossy leaves, lots of texture good
- Ensure paint is still wet, spray if necessary
- Cover with cling film, press down and accentuate the crinkles and wrinkles.
- using a pippette – drip drawing ink down under cling film and encourage it to run into the creases to give lines and veins by tipping paper
- Allow to fully dry (a day or two) like this, add weight on top if needed to press cling film down
- Remove cling film and leaves
Note how much lighter the watercolours are once dry – something I’ll need to remember and be aware of.
Love the textures, patterns and lines this has made. Could be useful as a background method. Also could try this on a portrait A3 paper, watercolour a blue cloudy sky in top half/third, then use this method for landscape on bottom part, leaves and foliage in foreground….
To be continued…..
For the Sky: Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Lemon Yellow. Use wet and allow to run.
Then quickly scrape back the paint off the tree trunks using a credit card.
Paint on bark using credit card – dark on one side, light the other.
Faint shadows on snow.
Paint in trees on the skyline, keep the line rough.
Splatter with white for snow