Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Gel Pen Dandelions

I really hate the ammonia smell of masking fluid, so I'm trying out alternative resist techniques. I drew the heads of these dandelions using a clear Sakura Glaze pen, let it dry, and then painted a watercolour wash (3 colours) right over.  When the paint was completely dry, I rubbed the gel pen with my finger to clean up the gel pen.  It's not bright white like masking fluid, but it's not a bad alternative.

I did the same again here, but I also sprinkled some salt into the wet wash, to create a grainy mottled effect, and flicked some paint spatter. I quite like the effects but I wish I'd masked the dandelion heads from the paint spatter.

1 comment:

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