- Tissue paper squares
- Watercolor panel
- Spray bottle (or paintbrush)
- Crayon (optional)
- Choose whether you’d like to use the crayon resist for your project. If so, first you will draw a design (words, patterns, etc) with white crayon on the watercolor panel. This design will show up after you apply the squares. NOTE: Because you are drawing white on white, your drawing won’t be visible until the final step.
- Pre-wet the watercolor panel by spraying it with a spray bottle filled with water. You can also choose to use a paintbrush if you’d like.
- Apply the tissue paper squares randomly or in a planned arrangement. We recommend spraying or painting some more water over the squares to accelerate the color “bleeding”.
- For best results, allow the water to dry before removing the squares.
- Once you remove the squares, the color will have transferred onto the watercolor panel, revealing your drawing and the color from the squares!
Important: Dye from the paper will stain hands and surfaces so protective care should be taken.