Parchment paper, plastic wrap and aluminum foil… bring some of your kitchen essentials into your studio and create backgrounds with incredible textures!
For a novel way to add life to your backgrounds there's nothing like the printing technique. Applying various materials to very wet washes allows you to create a multitude of texture effects.
Step 1: To keep the paint inside its area and avoid undesirable events, mask the areas of the paper you won't be working on.
Step 2: apply a very wet wash to the exposed area.
Once the wash has been applied, start working right away (watercolors dry very fast)!
With plastic wrap:
With parchment paper and aluminum foil: follow the same steps as for the plastic wrap. Set a weight (telephone directory, old dictionary) on the ball of paper to keep it in contact with the wash.
That little extra: for less clearly defined contours, remove the material before the paint is totally dry!