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Ramadan Mubarak!

Hey there!

The blessed month is here… !

I pray that our fasts be accepted…

I pray that our sins be forgiven…

I pray that Allah ease our hardships…

and I pray that we understand the true spirit of Ramadan and hold steadfast onto our deen.

May Allah ease the hardship of Syria, Palestine, Kashmir, Burma and everyone all around the world. Ameen!

A Blessed Ramadan to all of you !

S.

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Watercolors

Wax resist and watercolors

Hey there!

I posted the previous tutorial and the response was far beyond my expectations! Thank you everyone who visited, commented and messaged me. I’m really grateful!

So I came up with another tutorial. At this time I am going slow and easy to make you comfortable with this medium. I am trying to use just a couple or so paints and just the basic supplies.

So, let’s start with another tutorial. This one is surprisingly easy and fun to do, and NO.. it’s not only for kids… I have made a lot of paintings using this technique and the best part about this is that the resist is invisible until you paint on it.. so you don’t really know how it will turn out. 🙂

Okay, let’s begin…

Step 1

The things you will need for this painting are

1. A quarter sheet of watercolor paper

2. Masking tape

3. Orange and Yellow watercolor paints

4. A large round brush. (I used a number 12)

5. Clean water for rinsing brushes

6. Salt and

7. White oil pastel or crayon.

 

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and that’s it! 😀

Step 2

Tape your watercolor paper onto a hard surface and tape all four sides.

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Step 3

All set?

Now draw on the paper with the white oil pastel. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect. Let go of the feeling of perfection and have fun!

Here is my drawing, I tried to capture the sheen as much as I could. 🙂

Keep drawing until you’re happy with it.

 

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Step 4

Let us now open up the surprise gift 🙂 …

Take out the paints on the palette and dilute them with water.

Start painting parts of the paper with orange and the other parts with yellow and let them mix.

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The oil pastel will resist the paint and that’s the magic of it! Let the painting unfold in front of your eyes!

Step 5

While the painting is still wet, sprinkle a pinch of salt over the wet paint.

The salt will absorb the water and form beautiful blooms.

Let the painting dry completely.

 

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When the painting is dry, brush away the remaining salt and remove the tape.

Ta da!

Here’s how mine looks in two different color schemes. The other one was done using viridian and pthalo blue.

Try different designs and different colors.

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I hope you had fun…

I’ll be back with another tutorial next week. Insha Allah!

Till then

Have a colorful day!

 

S.