15 Cheap Watercolour Hacks

This video makes me want to dig out my paints and play too. We were shown a lot of the texture tricks in Art College (plastic wrap, salt, resists) which I thought were soooo cool! But then I also found myself thinking, they are a bit of a crutch – a gimmick. Hey! Look at me! I’m an unexpected texture! I might be a bit of a control freak when it comes to making art because there is nothing at all wrong with experimental mark making. Let the materials do the speaking and just respond to it. Loosen up. Have some fun. There’s plenty of time for being practical later. It’s play time!