Sunday, December 5, 2010

TULIPS - Watercolor Collage - 11x15

I have been playing around with combining watercolor and collage. Here I started with watercolor and then added layers of tissue paper - some with designs and some I had painted - and rice papers. Then I refined the design with more painting and then collaged more rice papers with texured designs. A different look and stretched me creatively - now trying to decide if I should seal it with a matte finish or a gloss?


  1. I am so thrilled this piece is still on the internet, as I am trying to do a watercolor using tulips. Your choice of painted tissue paper is an excellent idea, and I love how this piece of yours turned out. I think I will have to give it a try. I will apply a matte gel finish. Thank you for the suggestion of tissue paper along with your color choices.

  2. Hi Cheryl
    I am glad that the tulip piece gave you some ideas - I love combining watercolor with other mediums like collage:)