This weeks tutorial, "Glue As A Resist" at Unruly Paper Arts, started off as a pretty straightforward process...
I did my first page using glue applied straight from the bottle (and watercolor once the glue was dry). I guess I was still feeling a bit inspired by last week's tutorial, because I decided to add some gesso to help define leaf shapes.
I liked the results, but using glue straight from the bottle created a raised texture, and I was interested in seeing if I could create a resist that was flat...
For my next page, I applied the glue with a brush. Success! The "leaf veins" I had drawn completely disappeared when they dried. When I applied the watercolor to the page, they magically appeared again! I decided to add some micron & gel pen details, and some panpastel shading too.
This technique really got the wheels turning in my mind, and I thought since the images painted with the glue completely disappear, it would be really cool to create...
Top secret messages!
Well, with an idea that fun, I had to let my favorite little collaborator in on the "secret"! Tyler and I have been playing with this magical technique ever since...
One of Tyler's "Secret Messages" That I Revealed With Watercolors
One of My "Secret Messages" That Tyler Revealed With Watercolors
Did you try this tutorial?
If so, please be sure to link up below.
(I can't wait to see!)
And, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to see what tutorial I'm trying next!
Since the glue is already out, I thought it would be fun to try:
Belinda Del Pesco's Glue Collagraph Tutorial.