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This week,  in creative drawing, we masked off areas of our paper with torn and cut pieces of painters tape. We then drew into these with graphite. For an explanation of supplies and how we did this check week six on the creative drawing page.


This week in Watercolor Plus class we started our paintings with tape resist. We taped a design or picture onto our watercolor paper using painter’s tape and washed some washes over it to begin our painting. I tore strips of painter’s tape to create the starburst pattern that you see in this abstract. I also splattered liquid frisket to act as a resist . After removing the tape I worked the trees at the bottom into the painting with shades of red, green, and sepia watercolor with texture medium. To enhance the effect of the starburst I worked iridescent medium into the yellows and golds.  After everything dried, I splattered with green, sepia and red.

Amber at Aswirly has also used painter’s tape as a resist here.