I am new to watercolours (and any type of art, for that matter), so I naturally started with google. I found Karens post about the mixed technique, where she explains the different combinations you can choose from. I’ve also liked this video describing the technique with water-soluble ink.
Here is a slideshow with my first attempts – what I like about this combination of medium is that you have little control, especially if you are not familiar to watercolour, like I am. The results are some unexpected funny washes 🙂
I have first applied the ink, not water-soluble, and then applied the watercolour, wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet to get some interesting mixing of colours directly on the paper.
I am still new to it, and you can see that my strokes are still quite stiff. I am aiming for that surreal, soft watercolour washes that will come only through practise.
Are you confident with this technique? If yes, what tips can you give those who just started exploring it?
Until next time, dare to play with your ideas!