What does salt have to do with watercolor?! ALL the texture! Creating a fun, space inspired piece for a project and salt is the perfect final touch for adding bursts and texture to the piece!
DO IT: Starting with a light sketch (so the sketch doesn't show through your paint) of your shape, fill in the inside of the shape with water. From there, punch in color! I used Winsor & Newton Professional Level Watercolor in colors Prussian Blue, a little Phthalo Turquoise and a light mixture of both for this guy. Just punch in the color while the wash is still wet and watch the pigment do its thing! The wash layer must still be wet though in order for the paint to expload! This is called wet on wet. I used my size 2 round synthetic sable brush from Princeton to add in little dots and details to the piece like comets and constellations. But this is just supposed to feel like space, not be a replica. Have fun with this and work quickly so you can really take advantage of the magic with wet on wet technique! Add the salt when the paint is still wet and let the whole piece dry. Once the piece is dry, brush away the salt!
Painted on @legionpaper Stonehenge Aqua, cold pressed 100% cotton 300gsm paper with #winsorandnewton professional watercolors (for those crazy, vibrant colors) and @princetonbrush synthetic sable round brushes!
Practice this, have FUN and tag @monvoirco on Instagram - We'd love to see what you create!!