Watercolor Tips and Techniques

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Learn fun techniques to take your watercolor art projects to the next level

Watercolors are not just for the kids anymore. Get creative with watercolors by trying some new techniques using some things you may already have around the house.

To begin you need:

Use masking tape to give your work a perfect border. Just tape down your work to the desired thickness of your border. Smooth the tape down well so no water or paint bleeds through.

Remove tape at an angle to help prevent the paper from tearing.

Crayon Mask

Use a white crayon to draw designs onto your paper to create a mask that looks like chalk board writing. The wax in the crayons repeals the paint and water leaving behind your design.

Paint your work however you want

And when it’s dry, check out your cool results.


Paint whatever you like and sprinkle on some salt as soon as your done. Your work must be wet for this to work. This technique works best on dark colors.

Let your work dry (brush off the salt) and you are left with a beautiful starburst look.

Cling Wrap

Crinkle up some cling wrap and lay it over your wet work.

When your work is dry remove the cling wrap to reveal stunning abstract patterns and shapes.

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