Watercolour Wash Backgrounds Part 2

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

Heres part 2 on watercolour backgrounds, this time I use ordinary water based pens and markers to create the washes with. You can use any brand of pen so long as it isnt permanent, as you can see from the photograph I used different brands all together to make these backgrounds with ranging from: crayola, marvy, adirondack pens, embossing pens and le plumes. Choose nice bright colours for this technique as they will be watered down with the water, so the stronger the colours – the more vibrant the end result.

See the step by step photos below for more details on how to make these backgrounds (click on the pictures if you require more detail)

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

Tip: You can vary the intensity of the backgrounds by using less or more water over the marker pen scribbles, experiment and see!

More Backgrounds Using This Technique:

Water Colour Wash Backgrounds
Water Colour Wash Backgrounds
Water Colour Wash Backgrounds

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One thought on “Watercolour Wash Backgrounds Part 2

  1. I am an avid stalker of your techniques, but you wont believe how grateful I am for this one. I have been watching all the YouTube videos where they do backgrounds like this with inkpads but I dont have an aray of colors BUT I do have a lovely set of 24 markers!!! There is my pallet and now I can do this technique. Thank you.

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