A week ago I joined a mixed media painting class. We started out on watercolors, a medium I haven't worked with very often and don't have much experience. So I thought I just play around with it a little bit, and I had a lot of fun! In the above picture, I sprinkled salt into parts of the darker blue and love the effect - to me it looks a little bit like ice crystals.
Same here; and I also just flicked the brush with orange color a little bit to get the little splashes. Another effect I really like. Many of you probably think now "Oh come on, nothing new" - it sure is not, but I have re-discovered it and enjoy it. It always surprises me how much I actually forget. So many techniques I once learned and then they wander off in the very back of my mind and go dormant.
Here I used a white crayon and drew those swirls on drawing paper, then soaked the paper with water and balled it up. After I had flattened it out again I covered it with watercolor - really nice how the color seeps into the crevices. The wrinkled effect is also something I thoroughly like. I think though that it works better with darker colors.
Since it is Friday I'm linking this to Sneak Peek Friday and Paint Party Friday. If you want to see more amazing artwork, please visit these wonderful artists and get inspired.