Because watercolors are water based, just about every art supply imaginable can be used on top of them. Believe us when we say we’ve tried lots of fun supplies to see what happens.
● Outline or add details with Sharpie Markers, or alcohol based pens.
● Create depth and layers of details with colored pencils or even watercolor pencils.
● Layer with mixed media. You’ve really got to try them!
● Did you know you can cause Scientific reactions in watercolors by adding alcohol or salt? The rubbing alcohol will push the color or disperse it leaving little rings of color while the salt will absorb or pull away the pigment leaving behind little white moments.
● It is best to tape the edges of your paper down to a surface because when it is wet, it tends to curl.
● Speaking of Scientific reactions, we should mention that most of the time watercolors will NOT paint over other mediums such as an oil or alcohol based art supplies.
● They do however react in a very cool way with wax crayons! We love to create artwork using a wax crayon and watercolor resist. You see the wax resists the watercolor leaving the crayon pigment no mater what watercolor you paint on top of it.
Here’s a couple of our Bible Art lessons as examples.