Watercolor painting is a beautiful and delicate art form, but let's face it, we've all had those moments where our creations don't turn out as we envisioned. Whether it's due to a lack of experience, an experimental phase, or just an off day, we often end up with stacks of rejected watercolor paintings that seem destined for the trash bin.
But what if I told you that those rejected pieces could be the starting point for something extraordinary? In this tutorial, I'll guide you through a creative journey where we take an inferior watercolor landscape painting and transform it into a vibrant mixed media masterpiece.
Let's Get Started with How to Transform Reject Watercolors into Mixed Media Masterpieces
Below you we will begin with the finished art created in this tutorial. Then we will dive deeper with suggested materials needed and then a video tutorial where I paint the piece for you.
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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before we start, gather the following supplies:
- Rejected watercolor painting
- Acrylic paints in various colors
- Fine-tip markers or gel pens
- Masking tape (optional)
- A short video tutorial showcasing the process
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Step 2: Prepare Your Workspace
Clear your workspace and lay down some old newspapers or a drop cloth to protect your surfaces. Have a cup of water handy to clean your brushes, and keep a rag or paper towels nearby for blotting and wiping excess paint.
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Step 3: Watch the Tutorial
Begin by watching the short video tutorial where I demonstrate the process of transforming a reject watercolor painting into a mixed media artwork. Pay close attention to the techniques used and the freedom with which I approach the canvas. Remember, there are no strict rules in this process—let your creativity flow!
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