My class and I had a lot of fun tonight experimenting with different ways to add texture to our watercolor washes. We practiced 3 different techniques: crayon resist, salt crystals and bleach. After experimenting, everyone chose a technique to fill a page and then we painted rockets on another paper. Next, we cut out the rockets and glued them onto the background. I was so impressed by how they turned out and all looked so different. Way to go class!
Bleach method: dab a Q-tip in bleach and then make spots on a wet wash.
Salt method: sprinkle salt into a wet wash.
Crayon resist method: put something with texture under your paper and do a crayon rubbing, then paint a dark wash over the crayon.