A fun little technique to create some colorful pieces of art! These also make great pieces to add to collage techniques or are fun for art journaling too!
What you need:
- Watercolor paper (I use Canson XL cold press 140lb)
- Masking tape
- watercolor paints
- Oil pastels or Crayons
- Large flat brush
Step one: Tape down your watercolor paper – the tape also creates a nice border to your artwork you can decorate later! I cut my paper to be a bookmark!
Step two: Create a design or picture on your paper with your crayons or oil pastels – press firmly!
Step three: You don’t need to fill in all of your paper – leave some areas white, this will be filled in with your paint color!
Step four: Prepare your watercolor paints and gently brush overtop of your crayon or oil pastel design!
Step five: The oil pastels or crayons will resist the watercolor paint and only stick to the white areas of your paper! I used warm color crayons and cool color paint for more contrast!
Step six: Let your paint dry and remove your tape!
This piece was created with oil pastels instead of crayons!