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Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media

Book Description

This book is not only for “painters” but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Chapter One: Basics
    1. Paper
    2. Paint
    3. Palettes
    4. Brushes
  7. Chapter Two: Projects
    1. Project 1: Basic Painting: Working Wet Into Wet
    2. Project 2: Basic Painting: Working Wet Onto Dry
    3. Project 3: Texture and Pattern: Dabbing with Different Materials
    4. Project 4: Explorations: Dripping, Blowing, Splattering, and Squirting Paint
    5. Project 5: Brushes: Making Marks with One or Many
    6. Project 6: Palettes: Using a Color System
    7. Project 7: Mediums: Using Salt to Make Texture
    8. Project 8: Personal Space: Keeping a Sketchbook
    9. Project 9: Painting from Life: Setting Up a Still Life
    10. Project 10: Color: Using High-Key or Low-Key Color
    11. Project 11: A White Painting: Using the White of the Paper and Light Washes
    12. Project 12: Contrasting Media: Drawing as a Main Element
    13. Project 13: Light and Shadow: Using Value to Organize a Painting
    14. Project 14: Inspired by Nature: Printing with Leaves
    15. Project 15: Exploring Media: Watercolor Pencils and Water-Soluble Crayons
    16. Project 16: Masking and Stencil Project: Creating Negative Shapes with Tape and Stencils
    17. Project 17: Deconstruct and Reconstruct: Cut and Reassemble a Large Painting
    18. Project 18: Art Card Project: Making Tiny Art
    19. Project 19: Collage: Working with Paper Ephemera in a Painting
    20. Project 20: Dark Substrates: Incorporating Opaque and Iridescent Watercolors
    21. Project 21: Landscape Painting: Using a Limited Palette and a Viewfinder
    22. Project 22: Captured Images: Working from a Photograph
    23. Project 23: Painted Verse: Finding Inspiration in a Poem
    24. Project 24: Lines and Letters: Writing with Watercolor
    25. Project 25: Print and Paint: Adding Watercolor to a Monotype
    26. Project 26: Found Materials: Working on an Antique Postcard
    27. Project 27: Still Life: Painting an Arrangement
    28. Project 28: Magazine Collage: Inspiring Color and Composition for a Painting
    29. Project 29: Botanical Painting: Drawing from Nature
    30. Project 30: Special Project: An Artist’s Book
  8. Chapter Three: Gallery
  9. Contributing Artists
  10. Resources
  11. Books & Online Resources
  12. About the Author
  13. Acknowledgments
  14. Copyright Page