Watercolour is a great medium to splash around with and have fun trying new techniques out!

Watercolour Landscape using Molding Paste debiriley.com
Watercolour with Molding paste

This is a spin off of some of my acrylic approaches using a gessoed masonite board, then applying molding paste with a palette knife.

I let this dry completely. Once this was dry, I splashed on  Watercolours –  indanthrone, quinacridone burnt sienna and burnt umber.

The textures of the molding paste created some lovely shapes and tonal variations.  I just finished this and was a bit excited at how it turned out.

I’ll be working on more of these, as they are quite fun from start to finish. You can be as colourful and abstract  as you want or finish the image with much more detailing. Whatever suits.

The next few I start on, I might include some that I  deliberately preplan patterns onto  part of the masonite board to see what may emerge. But, usually I find that happy accidents crop up and end up working really quite nicely for me.

The watercolour can easily be lifted off even when its dry. Areas that need lighter paler tones, just use a dampened brush to lift the colour back to the creamy tone of the molding paste.

Have fun trying this technique out!

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