How to Make a Gouache Resist Painting

Alison Kolesar, Artist and Illustrator

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7 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

      1:20
    • Materials

      1:45
    • Drawing Your Design

      1:10
    • Painting

      2:31
    • Adding the Ink

      2:05
    • Washing Off

      5:09
    • Final Steps

      1:45
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This class will teach a fun and easy painting technique that creates bold artwork looking rather like a woodcut but without any carving. I'll explain just what you need to get started, demonstrate each step of the process and show some of my own paintings done this way.

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I loved watching you do this amazing technique. I would have thought masking fluid would have made it much easier to do but I didn't see you use any. I'm not sure I'm a neat enough painter to try it without but I will. I havn't ever used gouache properly so it will be fun trying. i need to draw a proper picture and give it a try. Thanks so much for a great idea and a beautiful example. I am fascinated now.
Interesting technique! Adding to the list of things I want to try!
Pros and cons of the gouache resist: + This technique is pure magic! I really love the result, it looks a bit like a print. Great texture and lots of character. - There is lots of water going down the sink to wash the ink off and reveal the paint underneath... Alisons teaching: + Perfectly done, clear and short, very well explained and very easy to follow! Totally recommend this class! :) Thank you.

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Alison Kolesar

Artist and Illustrator

I've worked as an artist and illustrator for many years although my academic training was in history and art history. I've illustrated over a 100 books, mostly how-tos on crafts and gardening. I also love to paint in watercolor and create collages as well as making papier mache birds, painting rocks, and creating paper jewelry. You can see some of my work at my Etsy store, Alisonsart as well as my website alisonkolesar.com.

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