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Playing with colourful watercolour paints
In this project we will combine working with delicate and bright watercolours and adding modeling paste to our painting.

Posted by Iris F. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Iris F.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 1
    Step 1

    Select your favourite stencil and apply modeling paste through it in the middle of the page all the way to the bottom, leave some space at the top of your page for the face. The modeling paste should be applied at about 2mm thickness. Too thin and you won't get a nice texture, too thick and it will take ages to dry.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carefully peel the stencil off. At this point you can continue with the rest of the project, but it will take a few hours for the modeling paste to dry, so be careful not to smudge it. If you prefer you can put the piece aside for a couple of hours to dry.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sketch a simple face at the top of the page, make it so the neck is attached to the modeling paste (so the patterned modeling paste is the 'body')

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use your watercolours to add simple shading and details to the face.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wet the top part of the paper and drop different watercolours on it. They will fan out and merge into each other for a very dreamy effect.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 6
    Step 6

    Load your brush with water and press to the paper, tilt the paper up to make drips. Make sure the drips don't go over the face.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep adding more colours to the 'hair' until you are satisfied.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a brayer and metallic paint on top of the modeling paste (the modeling paste needs to be dry for this step)

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour & Modeling Paste Painting - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tap your brush to create splatters. Use some scrap paper to cover the parts of the painting that you want to protect.

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