The covers of the Flag book in my last post were created using a watercolor salt technique. Watercolor salt technique is fast, fun and anyone, young or old, can do it. Here’s how I created my designs using this technique.
Paper that can stand up to getting wet without buckling or rolling up. I used white watercolor paper but mixed media paper and other papers will work too.
Watercolor paint. Any will do, but watercolors or gouache (opaque water colors) in tubes are a easier to dilute with water.
A paint brush and surface to dilute the watercolors—the watercolor paint box lid or a plastic or enamel palate.
A flat surface where the paper can dry completely.
Set up your work area, covering it with a protective layer of paper or plastic. My papers for this tutorial were 5 x 7 inches. I used the top of plastic lettuce box as my work area.
Using clean water, dilute a color on a paintbox lid or plastic palate to the an easily spreadable consistency and the density of color you want for your design.
For a solid color sheet, cover the entire piece of paper with watercolor paint. Or if you wish a design with more than one color paint or drop color on the paper anyway you wish. The sheet needs to stay wet, so it’s easier initially to just use a couple colors.
While the watercolor paint is still wet on the paper, scatter salt over the paper. I covered the entire sheets but you can create an secondary design with the placement of the salt on the wet paper.
Set the salted paper aside. Allow it to dry completely before preceding.
Shake or gently brush the salt off the paper to reveal the design you created with the watercolor salt technique.
That’s it! Enjoy your new water color designs!
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