A lot of people are reluctant when it has to do with the use of watercolors. This is as a result of the difficulty in controlling it. The fact can’t be denied that watercolor is a medium, which is challenging even to those who have master it, but it is economical and easy to get started with it. As you used them on your modelled clay, you will discovered that it get easier. Using watercolor on the modelling clay material doesn’t require much. All needed is a brush, water and a paint. It is really simple. Whether you have finalized on using watercolors or acrylic paintings as the primary artistic medium, the rewards are great. So let’s look at some tips when using watercolor which can be applied on any clay you are modelling. Most of the examples given below, are based on paper, which can be later carried out on actual clay.
Use Quality Paints
The use of quality paint matters a lot. For many artists they rather buy cheaper watercolors and see the outcome before going for those with higher quality paints. This might be a good approach, but the case is different when using watercolor. It’s more of a broader spectrum of quality. The use of materials that are of lower quality will result to a lower quality. Lower quality most times leads to frustration.
Use the Right Paper
The area where the watercolor is to be applied is extremely important. It should be water absorbent and has the tendency of receiving multiple washes of colors. This signifies that the right surfaces and paper are normally heavier.
Stretch Your Watercolor Paper
The watercolor paper can be overextended in order to absorb the washes of color. Extending your paper certifies a taut exterior. Larger papers can be saturated in a bath of water.
Carry out a test of the color on a paper first
It is hard to tell the exact color of paint by just seeing it on your palette because it will dry lighter on paper than it appears when wet. Have an extra piece of paper handy to test your colors on before applying them to your painting so you know exactly whether you have the color and value you want.
Don’t be bordered about making mistakes.
Many people are of the belief that watercolor mistakes can’t be fix. This is actually false. There are many ways of fixing these mistakes if you don’t like the way they are. An easy way of doing this, is blotting off the watercolor with a sponge, clean damp brush, damp tissue or perhaps a magic cleaner
Benson Hill in this article looks at some of the tips of watercolor when applying it on a paper material. He further looked at how watercolor can also be used on modelling clay.