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Harmony Watercolor Background Art

teacher avatar Celine Ong, Therapeutic Art Coach, Artist, CZT

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (1h 28m)
    • 1. About Background Painting

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Palette Chart: Color Testing

    • 4. Palette Chart: Color Analyzing

    • 5. Palette Chart: Color Blend

    • 6. Palette Chart Making

    • 7. Preparation Work

    • 8. Blooming Dots with 1 Color

    • 9. 2 Colour Patches

    • 10. 3 Colour Lines Bloom

    • 11. Pattern Of Lines

    • 12. Layer 2 - Shapes - Triangle

    • 13. Layer 2 - Blowing Technique

    • 14. Layer 2 - Cross Lines

    • 15. Layer 2 - Mix Curve Lines

    • 16. Final Project Guide

    • 17. What's Next

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About This Class


If you are looking for an outlet to release your negative emotions, this watercolour background art course is best for you

You will start by understanding your watercolour palette. I'll be guiding you on creating your colour chart which is an easy way to match the harmony tones for your artworks and It also helps you with colour blending. We will then go through a series of practices that focus on helping you familiarized the methods.

Before you start to create your very own art projects, We will go through a quick review of all the steps you need. Then it's time to free yourself and create in your own ways.

In the future, whenever you encounter any of these negative emotions, you may use this method to release the negative energy within you. After painting the 2 layers of colours, you should be feeling much calm and peaceful. This helps you to think and solve things rationally

This watercolour background art course is suitable for all levels of students. All the techniques used in the course is pretty simple and fun. I'm sure you will be able to pick up the techniques without prior experience in watercolour. 

If you already have the basic knowledge of using watercolour, it would be much easy for you to put the focus on your inner self and quickly you will begin to notice the changes within you.

At the end of this course, you will complete 4 pieces of background arts under my guide and another 1 or 2 pieces of art projects which should be created by yourself. Other than that, you will have a palette chart for the watercolour set you have. You can use this palette chart for colour matching, planing the harmony tones,  and you can always add the colours that you newly bought to this palette chart.

At the end of this class, you'll learn to look at problems and mistakes in a much positive way. Gain the courage to be creative and to experience new things outside your comfort zone.

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Celine Ong

Therapeutic Art Coach, Artist, CZT


I'm Celine Ong. I'm a Certified Zentangle Teacher, Artist and Therapeutic Art Coach.

Welcome to my classroom in Skillshare. I've been teaching therapeutic art since 2018. Help people gained confidence and fall in love with art again.

I designed my classes to be relaxing and easy-to-follow. While learning the techniques, skills and tips in the projects, you can expect the therapeutic process to help you de-stress or fall into the meditative-like result. In a long way, it helps to boost self-esteem, stress-relief, improve emotion, which leads to happy relationships and well-being. 

Most of my classes are in real-time, so you can create along with me as I'm explaining every detail that could help you in progress.

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2. Materials: In this session, I'm going to show you all the materials that you need in this lesson. Let's start with the paper. The paper that I'm using here is the watercolor paper by rounding. The paper surveys that I'm using is smooth. Here you can see how small the paper iss. This is the one I'm using in this class. It is A4 size and is hot press paper, and then cut it into half to make the A5 size. So if they using the different sizes of paper, mixture is not smaller than a five. I'll explain this further in the preparation video. In that video, I'm also teaching you how to trim the paper to the size we need in the learning. In this case, we'll need a cutting mat. And the one that I'm using here is a2 sites. If you have a3 or a4 size, that is fine too. The next thing we'll need is the craft knife. And along the ruler. Then we'll need the masking tape. In my teaching, you see I'm using this role of washi tape is another kind of masking tape, which is very common for people to use it to decorate a journal. It comes in different thicknesses. And this one is 1.5 centimeter. No matter you have the masking tape or washy tape, make sure it can leave you the thickness that you want in the border. In one of the lesson, we'll be using the straw in the technique. You can use any straw or the biggest strong, like the one I'm having. Watercolor brush, I'm using the fountain brushes here. Three of them are different sizes. This one, the water can be easily squeezed out, is very useful when we want to do a wash for the background. The other one is a flat brush. I'm using this to paint a thicker line. It's good to have, but it's not necessary in this lesson. The other one is defined T. This one is regularly used in the lesson, like creating fine dots. And we also need a few kitchen towels or a cloth for you to clean the brush. And of course, we'll need a set of watercolor. This is the palette set by Prima Marketing is the one that I'm using throughout the lesson. In this pestle dream series. It came with 12 colors, but I also purchased another six colors to add on into my palette. I know some of you may be thinking right now that you have a different color set from mind. Well, you don't have to worry because the first thing in this course, you're going to create a Color Guide using the color you have. Alright, I think that's all we need in this course. Let's ready for the learning. I'll see you in the next video. 3. Palette Chart: Color Testing: This is the first step for creating the pilot scale. We're going to test out all the colors from your palette. Then analyze and find out the true color. By doing this, we know how to categorize the color in our palette. Finally, we can fully utilize all the colors in the palette and create more varieties of colors from your palette. Now let's begin with bringing the whole set of your watercolor out. Brush and a couple of clean water. The paper that I'm having here is the watercolor in A5 size. And I'll be using the smallest tip of fountain brush. I tried to keep this color palette small so that I can bring them on my table, especially every time when I need a reference. The first thing we have to do here is to clean up the palette. I'm using the larger fountain brush and a lot of water and rushing away all the color set I don't want in the palate. So if there is already have some color on your palette and you don't want this color anymore. This is how you can clean them. We have to make sure all the colors that we're putting on to make up the scale are the most original from your color. Now clean off the brush and soak up all these color with the kitchen towel. I'm here to clean up the whole palette. But if there is some color you want to keep in your palette, you can just keep it. Now this palette is ready for us to create the color scale. We can't really see the true color from the concentrated watercolor. So let's get another piece of watercolor paper. We're going to put on all the diluted water coloring here. Before we start the testing, make sure all your colors has a range in a sequence. Or even better if they have labeled with number. And we're going to start the testing with the sequence. Let's get the pigment in well diluted. In this test. You don't have to worry that the water is too much. Water color tend to be darker of the strike. So let's try to tune it to the lightest as you can. Make sure you clean your brush thoroughly before you picking up another color. If you find it too light, after put the color on the paper, you can always go back and pick up more pigment. You can see the blue that I'm picking up. Here is show fitted. I pick only a little bit of the pigment for me. You see how much blue I got after diluted with so much water? And this one is the special medley color in silver. We're going to analyze all the color that you have in your palette. So let's now continue to test on all the color following the sequence. Okay? If you're worried that you might pick up too much pigment, became put a little bit here and check the quantity. Then decide if you need more water before you put it on the paper. Otherwise, you can always squeeze the water out from the fountain brush and expand. If you have more color than mine, don't worry, you can pause this video, take your time and test them all. Once you're done, you can take a break while letting it dry out K. So now I have tested all my colors. Now let's put this aside and let it dry. We will analyze all these colors in the next lesson. 4. Palette Chart: Color Analyzing : Now this is completely dry and we can see the details in the color. Now you need a natural daylight or the white bright light. If you have other colors of lighting like warm yellow, will make this color looks different. Now let's take a moment the steady about these color by looking at the detail. Take this yellow and orange here. After putting them together at the same piece of paper, you see they're just slightly different. This one here is Queen yellow. And this is like a darker yellow with a little bit of orange. Now let's pick the primary color from your palette. The primary colors are yellow, blue, and red. We're going to find out the most original three primary color from the test paper. For my case, it would be this yellow, red, and this blue. You may say this is another kind of blue, but you can compare and tell. This is more like purple, grayish blue compared to this one here you can see is more pure blue. There is no other color like red or green in it. So this will be the primary blue that I have in my palette. And for the red, I have more like a pinkish rather than red. But if you look closely, you can see this is closest to read. For the yellow, this one is obviously the purest yellow I have in my palette. If without it, I will have to choose the next one to be my primary yellow. So now with the same idea, you're going to choose your primary color from your palette. In my case, it would be these yellow and this blue, and of course, this red. Once a selected two primary colors, we are ready to create our color palette scale. Now let's start with the yellow. Let's take a little bit more for the blending later. Always remember to dilute the color before put onto the watercolor paper. We're going to put one square box. At this end. We're using square to represent the color that we pick directly from the original color. If it's too watery, just pick up the extra water with the dry brush. At the end of the same role, we're going to create another yellow box. Next is primary red. Now we're going to eyeball it, gives an equal distance in between. We're going to put a rat here and the blue here. Okay? Now we have blue. Be careful when picking up the blue pigment compared to other color. Blue contain richer pigment. So I'm blending the color. Always remember to pick up the blue little by little. Now place it in between. It doesn't have to be the perfect square, just have to keep the square size equal. Now we have completed a primary color as part of this scale. At the next lesson, we're going to create more colors by only using these three primary colors. Now let's take a break and I'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Palette Chart: Color Blend: In this session, we're going to create a color palette scale. This is the best way for you to understand the color that you have in your palette gives you an idea how you can create more colors from your palette. Even though you're having the watercolor that is so different from mine with this color palette, you're still be able to create a series of harmony color in your artwork. And hopefully you're going to pick up the sense for basic color matching during this practice. Now we have completed the primary color as part of the scale. Now we're going to create more colors out of these three primary colors. Start with a tiny bit of Fred, like around 10 percent and Lenton and 90 percent of yellow. Now the CNI has turned darker with a very light touch of orange. Put in next to the yellow here with a circle. We're using the same bland for the second and add another 10, 20 percent of red. You should be able to see the transition of this color from lighter orange to darker. This one, you don't see much difference compared to the first one. So what I'll do when it's still wet, I could go back and pick up more red and add into it. So we're just continue the steps. Slowly add up the portion for red and decreasing the portion for yellow. All the circles going to represent the color that is blend from the primary color. They are not something you can find directly from your palette. This will be the last blend for red and yellow is a darker orange and is closer to red. Okay, now, clean your brush. We're going to blend the second set, which is the red and blue. Now have this blue here. I'm going to pick up the rat, place it next to the blue. Remember, blue has a richer pigment than any other color. So let's come up with a few blends with different ratio of blue and red before we put them on paper. With this pure red on my brush and pick up a little bit of blue. You can see how reached the blue turn out. Now with the same color on my brush and mix it with the Clean read. The paper is much radish right now, but I think we can go further. So with the same color on the brush again, pick up the Clean read. If it's too reddish, then just slowly at just from the previous blend. For this one, I really want to see just a little bit of blue. Now. Go clean your brush for the next color. Now we take the one with more blue. Can you see the transition? We have the real purple now. Remember, you can always adjust the color as long as it's still wet. Just keep decreasing and amount of red pigment each time. Now we have different value of purple. This one here is closer to the blue purple. Now cleaner brush again and we'll move to the next group. Now pick up some clean yellow and place it here. My brush nice full of yellow pigment right now. So it's better for me to start with a skill from yellow. Let's pick up a tiny bit of blue. Look how much it changed to yellow. How about more yellow to create a lighter green? You would just have to go and test it out. In case it turned out to yellowish. You can just Taupin at the blue at anytime. You know what, at this point is better to work on these yellow to get the lightest green. Look how nice this yellowish green. This round, We'll add more blue to this green. Blue. You don't have to blend this blue into the whole patch of this light green sharp by blending it in a small portion and adjust it from there. For the last screen, we can just use this patch to blend from here. Great. So now we have completed the color scale. Next, we're going to feel the original color directly from your watercolor palette. 6. Palette Chart Making: We're finally here at the final step of making the color scale. So once again, clean your brush thoroughly. Then have a color test with you. The one we've done it earlier. We're going to analyze this color with the color scale. Let's start with the first one here. If you see this closely, you can find a tiny bit of green and eight. Now you can use your scale to compare, see which color in this scale that is closer to. So for the first one right here, I'm going to put it in between the green and blue. So remember the square means is the color directly from your color palette. Once you've finished, we're going to bring the test paper back again and compare the second color. We want to check and analyze the color from this paper, not directly from the pigment. If they have a similar tone, you can just extend from the site or you can place them below on the scale. This third color is the primary color that I used for the scale. So we can just give it and move to the next. The next color I have is a special Madeline color I have in silver on paper without a reflection. It looks just the same as gray. For pure black, white, and gray are not considered in this color skill. For this one here, it's actually much more closer to the grayish purple. It makes more sense for me to place it around this area. This scale is just a reference for us. We don't need to be 100 percent accurate in this. As long as the colors seats on the right category, then it works just fine. So now go on. Use the same method to analyze the color that you have in your palette. Remember to follow the sequence that you created. It helps to keep on track on this colors. It will be so much easy for us to label the color palette later. Don't forget to clean the brush every time when you searching the color. Okay. Just keep comparing the color tested on the paper be the skill you have. I've completed my color palette skill. I have more colors to add from your palette. Feel free to just add them there. Right now let's take a short break while waiting it to be dried. Then we'll come back for labeling. This is now dry and we're going to label the color. You can use a name of a color or the alphabet, or in my case, of using the number. The first thing we're going to label is the color from your palette. If you're using the pen watercolor like mine, you can follow the sequence where the seed, the first number for me will be this blue. If I bought more colors in, in the future, I'm just going to add them into this color scale. And we have to go through the process testing out the color from the palette. Then I can decide where I can put them in the scale. And suggests we use the pencil for a labeling on our scale in case we want to change to sequence the colors in the future. And we're able to. So grab your pencil now and let's get started. If you have some color in your palette that you can't tell which is the true color in your scale. Then you can bring the test paper that you have done earlier, fan out the color sample based on the location or the sequence, then you can refer to your skill. Now you have completed your unique talents scale. It's going to make your life so much easier in the future if you want to create with harmony color with your palate. During this course, you have to keep these colors skill next to you. Let it helps you create more than what you have in your palette. And you'll know how to place them together and make a harmony peace. So now let's go to the preparation work for this learning. 7. Preparation Work: The first name for it is preparation work is to decide your paper size. The watercolor paper I have is in A4 size Altermatt to have become A5 size. As the chance you have at least A5 size for this practice, it will be very difficult for us to apply some techniques if we go smaller. Once again, the concept of this learning for the final project, you can go bigger. If you have your paper bigger than A5 like this one, for instance, you can either trim it off or use the masking tape to separate the surface into the size you want. This is the best way if you are using the surface that is attached in the booklet. Then you can cover the other side of the page with another scrap paper and fill it with masking tape. Then this side of surface will remain clean. Now let's work it on. Let me first remove the paper from the stack. We will need at least eight pieces of paper for the practice. But I suggest you to have a few more just in case anything goes wrong, you still have some extra reading. Otherwise you can use it for extra practice. If you are confident on using the craft night for training, you may combine a few pieces and trim them together. Otherwise, I'll suggest you to trim it one by one to minimize the chance of ruin this paper or get yourself injured. So now I have all these papers ready. Let's set up the border. I'm going to sail all four sides with washi tape. Or you can use any masking Tate. The weight of this masking tape is about 1.5 centimeters. I'll just follow the size for creating my border. You masking tape could come with different width, length before you purchase or apply masking tape. The member to check how much space they can leave for your border. There it goes. We have done the border setup photo first piece. Let's do the same for the rest of the papers. Then we can start the practice. 8. Blooming Dots with 1 Color: In this session, we're going to create a base layer for the first artwork. Let's start background with a wash. The brush that I'm using is the thickest fountain brush I have. Get the clean water from the cup. Let the brush soak up the maximum amount of water. We're going to wet the whole surface. Just let all your energy released from the brush to the paper. You may be thinking, would it leaves a gap in between whether it's covered? That's not care about the details. Just let brush ran across the paper. Just put down your negative thoughts and energy. Together with this movement. Keep adding on more water, more than just them wet on the surface. Enjoy this moment. Enjoy the freedom that you don't have to care about anything in details. Now, tilt the paper and using the light to check the reflection from the water. Now go back and fill out the gaps. Don't forget, keep breathing. Never hold your breath. You can take a deep inhale and exhale slowly as you putting the brush on the paper. Now let's pick one color from the palette scale. Let's take this orange. At this time, you just have to follow you're feeling. Now you should know the yellow and red make the orange. Now use this to primary color to craft the orange that you want. If you already have the orange directly from your palette, you can still adjust the volume with red or yellow. Now fill up the wet surface with dots. Just place them randomly. You may find the pigment from your brush is fading slowly and that is okay. It will give the variety for these orange dots. It will have some dots that are too concentrated in pigment. It could go back and distributed dots gave a little bit helps on the bloom. If you see some areas strategy, try to avoid to add another color on it. As your first left lesser and lesser pigment. This is the time you can go and fill up those blank area. We have completed the first layer, set it aside to let it dry. Then we can have more fun at the second layer. At the meantime, we're going to create a second piece as we're waiting. See you in the next lesson. 9. 2 Colour Patches: For this piece of work, we're going to use the similar technique from the previous. Let's cover the whole surveys with clean water, with a boat tip brush. Take a deep inhale and then exhale slowly. When you're moving your hands. Just put down all your negative feelings on the paper. Put a focus on your hands movement. There is no wrong or right way to do it. It can do this quick with different direction. And check again under the light, see if there is any gap left. Don't worry, just feel more water. You don't want it to get dry within few seconds. This time, we're going to choose two colors to work on. You can imagine this range plays at the other side of the yellow. As an extension for the scale. Let's take a darker green with yellow, orange. Before we go to color mixing, Let's go back to the paper, make sure it's fully covered by water and is really, really wet. Especially if you're in the weather where things drive pretty fast. To get a darker green that I want, we can use the green directly from the palette and add a darker shade of blue. Then clean up brush again. We're going to create the orange. I'm using this insisting gland and add some, right, the yellow. It's going to lift up the town and become yellow, orange. Straightaway. We using this orange to create patches. We don't have to think about the details. Just put them all around at this paper. Randomly. We can have some fall at the edge. Let's leave some empty space here. Clean the brush. We're going to fill it up with green patches. We don't want these two colors to blend together so we can keep them in a different area. Go back and pick up more pigment and add on it. If you'd like to have more vibrant color. But remember that this is just the first layer. And we want to use this as a background, is best to keep it lighter for now. Now, clean up the brush. We can go back and disturb a little bit on the color. This makes the patches look organic. You can see they are blooming now, especially at those areas which is much web. We can now put this aside and let dry. Next, we're going to create the first layer for this piece of artwork. Let's take a short break and I'll see you in the next video. 10. 3 Colour Lines Bloom: Now we're going to create the first layer for this beautiful background. Have your color scale with you. We're going to choose the color from that. Let's use more color this time. To create a harmony color scheme. The first method we'll be choosing any color within a small range, like this one here. And this one. The best is to keep within the range not more than three primary colors. Like this example. Or the second method which choose any color within the range of two primary colors. For this artwork, we're going to take the range between blue and red. Let's create a variety of purples by using the color in your palette within this range. I'm using the primary red, and I will lead the purple on my palette, this one at number six. So now we have another series of purple. The purple we are creating will be the one closer to the bluish purple. And I'll take this purple blue from my palette and pink purple to lighten it. More water to dilute. Now we have the red and these purple. We can put the palette skill aside. Then we can start the first step of grading this hardware, same as the previous two artworks. For this step, you're only goal is to cover the whole surveys with clean water. And you have to do it quick. Exhale allowed to gather with your negative emotion and energy. Let's cover the whole surface with water. Check the coverage under the light. Then decide if you need to fill up more water with the three colors with bended earlier, let's put them line by line, each color at a time. Again, we do not want to care about the details. Whether it's a straight line or shaky lines. Go back and forth. Let them flow naturally from your hand. Let them lay equally from edge to edge. And it's okay if the pigment is getting lighter and lighter. Now, I'm running out of first pigment. I'm going to get the second pigment with the same method later color at the white gaps. It is okay if you accidentally cross or overlap on the first color. For the third color, we'll use to fill up some of the white gaps and balance your artwork by adding more lines on well shocks or a lighter. With these three colors, we have completed the first layer, has put this aside and let it dry. At the same time, we're going to create the fourth piece of artwork. I suggest we take a short break and I'll see you in the next video. 11. Pattern Of Lines : While we're waiting for the previous outward to be dried, let's create a first layer for these artwork. You should have familiar with the step, what we're going to do for the first step right now at the paper wet wash with clean water. As I mentioned in the previous lesson, this is the moment where we can put down the negative energy. Negative thoughts worked together with the mindful breathing. Move quick and we don't have to take care of any details right now. As you're getting familiar with all this, you can start to think about what is the first color you want to apply for disarmed work? In this moment, which color will make you happier? What are the colors will make you feel better. You may find the answer and that's good for you. But if you cannot, that is all paid to just pick any color from your palette scale. And we will work from it. Is could be an amazing journey for you to discover about yourself, the others. So let's try this method this time has take light blue from your palette. Always get more pigments for your blend. Now we can bring out the pallet scale, can find out the color group for these blue. This time that's worked out on the color at this area. So let's add one green on it. Uses color to paint the zigzag. Just like how we create the lines for the previous art work. That our brush start laughing, right? And going back and forth. Now, quickly make another green. If you're getting too much of pigment, just add more water to dilute it. Just let all this lines spread equally on the paper. Including all these edges. It's okay for it to overlap with the first color. Everything that we're applying here will develop its own detail. Let's Be grateful for this moment in our life, which allowing us to be careless to be able to create a series of beautiful artworks. Even if we had a, we're having a bat mode. To soften the concentrated pigment. Let's run the clean brush across with the same stroke pattern. Clean brush every, each stroke. You can skip this step if your color is light enough. Now we have completed the first layer for this artwork. The color effect is probably still developing. Let's set it aside and let drying. Then we can bring back the first piece of artwork to the table. We will complete the outward that finishing the second layer. I'll see you in the next video. 12. Layer 2 - Shapes - Triangle: Welcome back to the lesson and we're now at the secondly Europe for this piece of artwork. This is the first piece that we created with the first layer is dried completely now and is ready for us to apply the second layer. Now check this color with the color scale. We were using this orange for the first layer. We can consider to use the color within this range, or we can make it further to here between the yellow and blue. The third option could be from the orange to the green. For this lesson, I'm going to keep the red as a sender. So for this second layer, we're going to use the purple around this area closer to the red and avoid too much on the blue. And now, since we know where we're heading 2, we can start with the first purple. This purple from the palette is a little bit pinkish and light. We can make it a little bit darker by adding some blue, just a light touch with the brush tape and adjust from there. Then we can brighten the tone by using this very light pink, orange. Add some water, even though this is already the second layer. But we're creating this outward as a background and let it continue to be our inspiration. Just like how we created the first layer for creating the unit per pole from your color palette. You can use any color in this scale. Once I have a color ready, we're going to create a series of triangle. Let's start the first triangle at the sender. Just a random triangle. It could be a round edge like mine, or you like to have the sharp edge. There's no wrong or right, it's all of your choice. This seems a little bit too thick. Let's add more water for the second. Now, do the same for the second triangle. We'll put them randomly with random size and angle. Now I make it even lighter. Ignore all the orange dots at first layer. We can make them overlapping each other, even though is still wet. As we're running out the first mixture. Keep adding other colors from this range to have a variation of purple. For this layer, we can be a little bit relaxed with a time. We can keep overlapping, whether it's dry or wet triangle. This one, let me add some red to the purple. Don't forget to add some around the border. Make it feel like they're coming out from the site. And if that's not everything, we love and care about the details against Solution. Today. Actually. We can get them all, but as long as they are in the same family of color? It is. Yes. Yeah. Let's leave some blank area in the trend of shapes. We just final film war and we're done. Great. Now we can wait for awhile when it's dry, we can remove the washy tapes. Then this background art is ready. In the next lesson, we're going to complete this piece of work with a very fun way. See you there. 13. Layer 2 - Blowing Technique: In this lesson, let's continue to finish this piece of work. At the second layer. We will need a straw for this artwork. Let's get us ready and we can start the lesson. This is the color that we have done earlier. The color ranges from blue-green, two, a little bit of orange, yellow. So in this layer, we're going to keep the same range of color for creating the contrast in harmony tone. We can push the range closer to the red, then it would be the red orange. Now let's create these orange. We will need at least two oranges. The first orange that we're mixing now is the yellow orange. At the other sense, this is also the lighter orange. For the second mixture will make the red orange, will need red, dark orange, and the lighter orange. Since we're making the orange, we can take this opportunity to add in a touch of yellow go. But he could don't have this special metallic color. You can just keep this part and your artwork will be still great. Now get your straw ready, keeping next to you. Use the brush and pick up the color. Let me make it darker by adding the red and add more water, they get less thick. Now pick up a pool of water and add on the masking tape. Avoid touching the paper. Now squeeze some water out on the masking tape. We need a pool of water here. Attorneys pull up color to our site. This is a direction that we're going to blow. Now, get your SRO already are going to blow towards the sander. Let's first clean the mess on table, then go back and continue to modify. This is what we get when blowing through the straw. Let's make another one and below, without using a straw. Just do the same for the opposite. Keep the big man well within that masking tape. Remember to add more water. Now, let's blow to the direction without the SRA. See what we got. We can still give a blow to this poll out pigment year. Yet. We can now remove the extra pigment on the masking tape. We can stop it right here if you're happy with the result. But right now, I can still add some more from the top here. This car has already happening right now. So I'll go back to the straw and blow. And it's done. Now. Let's take a moment to appreciate these organic form. I hope you enjoyed this special effect created by the special technique. For the next lesson, we're going to complete this piece of artwork by finishing the second layer. I'll see you there. 14. Layer 2 - Cross Lines: Welcome back to the lesson where I now add the second layer of artwork, number 3. The color we use in the first layer is here. So we're continuing to keep the color within a red and blue. We can use all the purples within this range. Let's create the first carpal. Start with the pink, and add some blue and purple. And k. For the second part, poll, I'll use a combination I made earlier. Let's create a reddish purple this time. Make it lighter with this pink. Don't forget to add more water to dilute the color. I think this one here still too much pigment. If you are having the same issue, we can further diluted. If you have no idea whether this is like enough for our background, you can use and that the test paper to test it before you apply on the outward. Now let's tilt this paper or this direction right now. Paint the first thin line at the sender, will pick up the same color right now, paint all the lines equally on the paper. You can even play with the thicknesses by using the pressure on your brush. Remember, we don't need to care about any VPLS right now. And we can go back and fill up some thin lines where you feel it's empty. If all we fill up all the spaces that don't get another color. Let's add a little bit more bluish into this color and follow what we have created earlier. Add another line next to it. That an overlay a little bit. Don't worry if you're running out of the color, we can always go back and create the different value of purple. You can try to create the same purple here. But why don't we pick this chance to create another level of purple? As long as the color is within the scale we want, it will be good in the painting. Now we can go back here and fill up the spaces. And we also want to keep some empty lines here as well. Once you have the clean gaps between the lines, you will see it became the pattern automatically. Let's stop here before it gets too busy. Give a little bit moment for it to be tried up. Then is colorful background is ready for us to use on our creation. Now take a short break if you want. We'll finishing the second layer of this artwork at the next lesson. See you there. 15. Layer 2 - Mix Curve Lines: In this session, we're going to apply the second layer color for this piece of artwork. Right now we have a screen on the first layer, which we can find on the color scale at here. This time that she tried to extend a color from here to here, closer to the blue, purple. So for mixing the color, we can use the color around this family to get the color we want. Let's start with a little bit of Darfur and some lighter blue, which campaign? A little bit of white. We'll be using these to create another blend together, lead some red. So now we have these bluish purple. Now we can suggest a level of blue that we want to put in this Glenn. As some water. We need just a little bit of pigment for creating the background. At some white pigment, if you want to color it to be brighter. Since the silver color now is within the scale that I'm using, I've decided to include the silver into this outward. This is another good thing of having this palette scale with you. You can always have a clear glands add the colors you have in the palette that you can use in the awkward that you are creating right now. Great. Right now we're going to create a wavy line. We'd weigh them this direction. Let's turn your paper in this direction. And we strike a wavy line from this end and slowly move downward to the other end. Now do on the other side. It's okay if invested. Remember, we're not looking for perfection here. Now let's do the opposite direction from downward, upward. And don't be afraid to get two lines touching each other. As you're finishing the color, you see the pigment is lighter now. Now it's time for us to move on to the second color we learned earlier. We can let it overlap on the previous color. Remember to develop these two groups of curvy line at the same time. This has to make sure we have these two groups of lines had the same tone and same lightness. We're just going to continue to cite and kick the center blank. Now let's take a little bit momentum, check that the outcome. How do you like it so far? Either having the same lightness as mine, maybe we could add a darker blue that we prepare earlier. Value with good amount of water. Lay on the center of each group of curvy line. One more time with the opposite direction. Let us sequence jumping around is true. As the pigment getting lighter, we can apply a curvy lines closer to the frame. It's all right if we're running out of the pigment before the painting is done, we can always go back and blend the similar color. All right, I think this is good. Now, let's take a moment to appreciate the organic lines we create it. We can now put this aside and let it dry. Now we have completed all the practices. On the next video, we'll take a quick review on all the steps in meat. Upgrade your own projects. Let's take a short break and I'll see you in the next lesson. 16. Final Project Guide: Well done. You have completed eight pieces of outwards using different methods and techniques. And now it's your turn to create your own background design. Don't worry, I'll do a quick review with you in this session. At the end of this video, you should be familiar with the sequence and the steps every time when you want to create a series of beautiful backgrounds. Let's start with the preparation. First, we want to decide for the size of the paper, whether you want the size of greeting cards or the size you want to match with the photo frames. Then you can measure and trim it to the size you're one. And how many pieces you want to create in a goal. I suggest you to get a few more ready than the number of pieces you plan just in case if anything goes wrong. Next, setup the border with masking tape. And now you're ready to put on first layer of colors. Let's come up with two or three harmony colors. Now, after the practices with the four, I believe you are now much confident on choosing color. So in this layer, try not to use the pilot scale as reference. Once your color is ready, we can now wet the surface. You can use clean water or very light pigment. Then let your color blooming to the surface with thoughts, lines or anything you can think though. And you have to move quickly. Remember, don't care about any details at this layer. Prayer hands and mind. Before we stop, do a quick check, see if we need to do some modification. Then we can put this aside and let dry. While you're waiting, you can start the first layer on the second piece. Only have to do is just repeat all the steps. And of course, you can try with different colors and also with different patterns. And let dry once you finished. At this point, we could go back to the first piece and continue with the second layer. At this step, you're going to use the pallet scale to choose the harmony color. Once you decided, you can blend about three colors to create a second layer and be creative with your patterns. With all the steps here. Now is the time to create your very own background. Arts. Don't forget to share your artworks as the project gallery. I would love to see the color scheme that you created with your own palette. Now it just have ready, and let's paint.