What do you think of when you think of March? I start to think of Spring, rainbows, shamrocks, and the Luck of the Irish!
Here is a fun rainbow blend using negative space that you can use on whatever you want!
- Watercolor Paper
- Washi Tape (or Painting tape)
- Faber Castell Connector Paints
- Faber Castell PITT Brush Pen (any color)
- Masking Fluid (*Affiliate link)
- Watercolor Brush
To start use the Washi tape to tape down the edges of your paper.
When you peel the tape off it will make a nice boarder on your paper.
Then using the masking fluid draw out your shamrock shapes (you can draw other shapes here).
(Let the masking fluid COMPLETELY DRY before painting over it)
*If you don't have masking fluid (or you don't want to buy it) there are 2 options:
1.You can sketch out the shape with pencil and paint around it or
2. you can get this inexpensive contact paper and cut out the shape that way.
Once the masking fluid is completely dry you can start painting. I used a flat watercolor brush, but any watercolor brush should work. Start at the top with red and for your way through the rainbow.
*You want to work fairly quickly while the watercolors are wet to get those nice watercolor bleeds.
When the paint is COMPLETELY DRY you can start peeling off the masking fluid.
If you just start to rub it a little it will start coming off.
*It is very important when you are using masking fluid that you make sure everything is fully dry or your paper will rip.
In the negative space add your lettering or words!
Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!