Three Ways to Paint Watercolor Shibori Designs 1


Hey everyone, Katie here! Today, I am going to show you a few methods for painting watercolor shibori designs. When I saw Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year (Classic Blue), it made me think of Shibori fabric. Shibori fabric is what inspired this project.

If you aren’t familiar with Shibori, it’s a Japanese resist dying technique that creates beautiful blue patterns.

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

 

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

Supplies:

Technique one: Direct to Paper

Draw lines onto the watercolor paper using Dual Brush Pens. You can sketch it out first with a ruler and a pencil if you want some guidelines.

Next, brush over the lines with a Water Brush.

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

Technique two: Indirect Watercolor.

With the indirect technique, apply the Dual Brush Pen ink to a Blending Palette and pick the color up with a Water Brush to apply it to the paper.

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

Technique three: Resist

Draw designs onto the watercolor paper with the MONO Glue Pen. Let dry.

Next, apply ink across the paper and brush over it with water to blend the color. As it dries, the ink will resist the glue, revealing the patterns. This is the most like traditional Shibori techniques and one of my favorites!

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

I cut the different watercolor shibori designs I created into squares and used the MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to adhere them into my art journal.

Learn 3 ways to paint Watercolor Shibori Designs using @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens, following this tutorial by @studiokatie #tombowusa #tombow #pantoneclassicblue

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