I haven’t played with watercolor powders in what feels like eons – but lately I’ve gotten them out again! And I made a fun little discovery. Even if you don’t paint fine art with these, you’ll want to get out a little bleach with your art supplies next time you get out the Brusho!
As I’ll show you in the video – I had a bunch of failed paintings first. One was toooo bright and the detail was all washed out. The other was better colorwise – but I didn’t retain white. Both of those I painted with black ink to at least get some “calligraphy” practice – creating loose linework with a brush, developing my own style.
Imagine what you might try with bleach on your next watercolor powder project. Stars in a galaxy sky….use bleach in an aquabrush to do lettering….all kinds of fun stuff! Colors used: Yellow Ochre, Grey, and Olive Green.
On one of my practice paintings I tested out a drop of bleach – and realized it’d work on Brusho too! While there’s more testing to go, full-strength bleach seemed to make a hard edge so I tried a mix and it did a better job for me.
This was one of my not-so-great experiements. Wayyyy too bright, and before adding the black ink it was just a mess with no definition. So I used the opportunity to practice inking with a brush – not to let a piece of paper go til it teaches me all it can!
My other painting of a rainy road – again served as a way to practice my brush calligraphy. Never let a
If you’re new to these powders and want to see what else they can do, check out the card and other projects in this compilation post:
FYI – Ink with bleach
In case you forgot about this crazy ink painting video – it’s what got me thinking about bleach.
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