Like many artists in the past, it's always a good thing to step out and take a chance. Going against the grain can bring some unique results in art. This is what art is all about, expression of oneself.
Instead of following a form of procedures for art, why not develop your own. In the world of art, there are no wrongs and rights. Why not create something that is a style all of your own. In watercolor art, this is very easy to do.
Look for items throughout your house. Start in your kitchen going through cabinets and drawers to look for items that can be used. You will be amazed at the items you can find in the kitchen that can be useful in painting. For a few starter items, why not try toothpicks, paper cups, napkins, disposable forks, knives and spoons. You can use any utensils that you no longer use for eating. Don't limit it to items, but also things that may affect your paint developing. For instance, salt can give a fresh coat of paint an amazing effect. Try experimenting with anything that may affect the paint itself. You can use water by spraying it or dropping it on the already wet paint on your paper. This creates a nice affect.
Next, go through the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. Then check out the bathroom closets to see what may be an awesome creative technique to use in your artwork. I found cotton balls, surgical tape, and gauze. Be sure not to use products that could damage your watercolor paper while painting.By this I mean chemicals that may cause a reaction on the paper so that it will be ruined. Try using more natural things on the paper when you are looking for new techniques for your watercolor art creations.
Continue to browse through the house in drawers and closets. Choose anything that can be used as a tool or as an item to emboss or put paint on the paper. I found some old metal containers, old makeup brushes and sponges. Sponges can be interesting items to use with painting because there are many different kinds that will give you a different affect to your artwork.
Try using a test paper to test each item out with the paint to give you an idea of what each one can do before you begin using them on your watercolor painting. Keep your test paper handy while you're creating watercolor art paintings to give you ideas of what will work in your painting to give it the look you want.
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