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Watercolor backgrounds

Sandy Allnock has a great online course that demonstrates multiple techniques for Watercolor Backgrounds.  I wanted to take it a step further and test the techniques on paper other than watercolor paper. (Can you tell which paper is the watercolor paper?) Below are today’s results.

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How wet can you get?

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Today while I was working on a practice painting for the Fresh Florals class, I decided to test a new paper, Crane’s Lettra, 110C in Pearl White. I was not sure how much water it could take so I was careful not to saturate the surface. This paper is 100% cotton and it took the water I did use beautifully so in my next test I will not hold back on the water.

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World Watercolor Month – Portrait of Ranunculus

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Hard to believe we are at the end of World Watercolor Month. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! There are more flowers to explore though so continues to stay tuned.