This week in my Creative Explorers group, the prompt was to use one of these creative experiments to create something. Because I’m working on a series of symbols using watercolour, I chose to work in watercolour, so I’d get a background for a new symbol.
I decided to use plastic wrap. I’ve used it before, but I haven’t shown you how to yet. So I wanted to do that today.
I started by wetting the paper thoroughly and splashing on some watercolour. I then covered the sheet with plastic wrap and pulled at it to create some peaks and valleys.
You can pull and push the plastic any way you want, making it look like mountains, waves, anything you can think of. The paint will pool where there’s a peak, and be pushed away where there’s a valley. This technique will work with any water medium (watercolour, acrylics, gouache).
Wise from previous experiments with acrylics and plastic wrap, I let it dry before I removed the plastic.
I think it produced a very interesting pattern, which suits the symbol I’ve planned to paint on it.
Now it’s your time to have some fun. What would you create using this technique?
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