How to Mat a Watercolor Painting?

Answer Watercolors require more protection than acrylic or oils before matting or framing. Here are some basic steps to get you started.

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Tips for How to Use Pastels on a Watercolor Painting?

Soft pastels are sometimes placed over a layer of watercolor paint to accent or enhance the intensity of the watercolor. On occasion this can be done in an attempt to save a watercolor painting who... Read More »

How to Approach Watercolor Painting As a Beginner?

Being a beginner means you need to start somewhere and that's fine; just take it slowly and enjoy your new painting skills! Water color painting is both enjoyable and a bit frustrating at times. It... Read More »

Can you apply gum arabic directly onto your watercolor painting?

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How to Seal Watercolor Paper for Acrylic Painting?

Watercolor paper can be used for both watercolor and acrylic painting. You can also mix the paint types if you watercolor first. After your watercolor areas are complete, you can prime the rest of ... Read More »