Artists using watercolors can utilize many different techniques to produce different effect. These techniques can be identified within three groups: wet, dry, or additive. When using these techniques only a few would move the painting from watercolor to a mixed media designation. Using crayon, pastels, or ink would classify the painting as mixed media, but using plastic, string, lace, sponge, splattering, blowing, or salt allows it to remain a pure watercolor. It is one of the favorites among my students. I especially love the innovative ways Elaine used each one.
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