Using old stencils you have laying around can give you cool effects for lifting watercolor paint for soft effects that can be multilayered! Thank you very much!
So what I am doing is creating more light in my painting and getting that bokeh effect I see in my reference photo. Place your stencil where you want to lift the paint (whatever shape you want, flowers, leaves, etc would be cool) Using a damp stiffer brush scrub over the areas gently to lift paint, to lift more paint you can blot with a tissue over the wet area you can also get various shades of lifting.
This is my final effect. I also used saran wrap for texture on the bottom darker area to mimic twigs and such in the forest. Please let me know what you guys think? Do you like to lift up paint as a watercolor technique? What are your favorite things to paint?
Supplies I used for this project:
Arches 140 lb cold pressed paper 9x12: https://amzn.to/3z0dhP3
Watercolor Paints: Sap green: https://amzn.to/3Jk05JGYellow ochre: https://amzn.to/3qouFJzBurnt sienna: https://amzn.to/3qvZSuCVandyke brown: https://amzn.to/30Yb8XPQuinacridone scarlet: https://amzn.to/3prRn4nNeutral tint: https://amzn.to/3H9puE6Quinacridone red: https://amzn.to/3Fu9kos
Holbein Watercolor Kits:
12 5 ml tubes: https://amzn.to/3Frc31L
18 5 ml tubes: https://amzn.to/3qlUY32
24 5 ml tubes: https://amzn.to/3Eqfy7t
Brushes: My favorite: Princeton Black Velvet series brushes: https://amzn.to/33MzDbkRound 8: https://amzn.to/3Jfijw3Round 2: https://amzn.to/3EmQvClFlat 3/4: https://amzn.to/3EM8tyfScrubbing brush for lifting: https://amzn.to/310Z9J2
Circular stencil: https://amzn.to/3H9Q8N8
Exacto knife: https://amzn.to/3mPeC6D
Water container I use: https://amzn.to/3Enrfvv
Plastic wrap and Salt.