This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 

Just over a week ago I had a post on flat washes

Then I went on to discuss the Beaded Wash.

Now I will tell you how to get a flat wash using a wet paper wash.

(That isn’t the technical term- it is just what I call it)

First, mix up your color in a recyclable container.

Then wet your paper with water using your hake brush.

Once wet, apply the color that you mixed using a criss-cross motion.


After I have done this, I like to tilt my board/paper to make sure the water and paint has been distributed evenly.

(see the paint moving)

Then I will wipe up the excess paint off with a paper towel.

Leave flat to dry.

For my painting, Sisters, I masked out the 2 girls and did a flat wet paper wash for the background.

Leslie Lambert

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