Resist Painting Techniques with Watercolor
Beginner | 39 min 35 sec
Explore the versatility of masking fluid with watercolor artist Yao Cheng. Yao demonstrates a number of ways you can use resist techniques with watercolor, including abstract and representational patterns using brushes and a pen nib. Then she shows you how to let the watercolors flow over the masking fluid, creating gorgeous backdrops for your resist patterns.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor palette
  • Paper towels
  • Block of Arches 140lb watercolor paper
  • 2 containers water
  • 4 to 5 Inexpensive brushes (Yao uses Blick Scholastic Script brushes in sizes 2 and 4)
  • Basic pen nib
  • Larger watercolor brushes (Yao uses a mop brush and size 14 and 24 round tips)
  • Masking fluid (Yao uses Winsor & Newton)
  • Drawing gum to use with nib (Yao uses Pebeo)
  • Small plastic container with lid
  • Rubber pickup to use with masking fluid
  • Separate water jar filled with soapy water
  • Pencil and eraser
Learn how to:
  • Create abstract resist patterns using different brushes
  • Sketch a geometric pattern in pencil
  • Paint resist landscape patterns
  • Create resist patterns with drawing gum and a pen nib
  • Create patterns on top of watercolor washes
  • Use different watercolor wash techniques over patterns
  • Remove resist once paint is dry
What You'll Get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on a variety of resist techniques with watercolor
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Linda Walsh
Interesting techniques! She explained them very clearly. I especially loved the waves and landscape.
3 days ago
Louise Edeiken
great class!!!
January 16, 2023
Gabriella Gabrielle
December 26, 2022