ERASER-ISM WATERCOLOR USING CREDIT CARD FRAGMENTS

By | August 16, 2016

This is a beautiful, cool piece by Painter, Dianne Longson, watercolor 18 x 20. So ! – Eraser-ism is also possible with watercolor.  The trick is to paint diluted gum arabic on the paper first. This seals the paper and will allow scrape-outs using credit card fragments. I prefer scraping erasers with acrylic, credit cards with watercolor.  Wear gloves, as your hands are directly in the paint.

Subsequently, Dianne asked me how large can it work:  Here are my thoughts on this – If the gum arabic is used undiluted it seems to form a shiny, thick coating. This may crack or flake over time, especially when flexing and on larger sheets. I have not experimented, so I don’t really know. I guess you are blazing the trail. let me know how it works out.

Cheers,
Tony

DIANNE LONGSON FINAL CREDIT CARD PAINTING_edited-1

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