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MIXED MEDIA TUTORIAL:

 

Artisans: Jeweler (stage three)

 

With very light washes, I laid down the basic colors. For this, I used Yarka brand watercolors and Blick Masterstroke purest red sable brushes. Since Vellum absorbs the paint relatively quickly, the first wash is not going to look pretty or smooth. Not to worry: the many subsequent layers will fix this problem.

 

For the mixed media pieces, I draw/paint to the edges, so I don't normally use masking tape to attach the paper to the drawing board. I use a clip with a padding of paper underneath to keep it in place. Here, the watercolor washes were thin, and the paper only buckled very slightly. Once the paint dried, I put the drawing between two pieces of chipboard and left it overnight. The drawing was nice and flat in the morning.

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