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Intermediate
Intermediate
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watercolour bunny card

Create this cute bunny card to celebrate Easter in a few simple steps using Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolour Paint and Masking Fluid.
Step 1

Cover your work surface with a disposable covering.

Step 2

Use 9" x 12" [22.8 cm x 30.4 cm] sheet of watercolour paper and fold it in half to create a 4.5" x 12" [11.4 cm x 30.4 cm] card.

Step 3

Place paper on a flat and smooth surface. With painter's tape, create a border around the edges, front, and side of the card.

Step 4

Create the bunny shapes with masking fluidApply the masking fluid to the paper with a designer’s round brush size 2, creating multiple bunny shapes.
TIP:

  • Other details can also be added like a base at the bottom or drops or splatters. Use a generous amount of masking fluid as this will make it easier to pull.
  • Masking fluid is latex, so it can ruin the hairs of the paintbrush once dry. To protect the brush, create a solution of dish soap and water in a cup. Dip the brush in the solution and remove it once there is a soapy, slippery film on the brush prior to dipping it into the masking fluid.
Step 5

Allow approximately 30 minutes to dry or until the fluid is no longer tacky to the touch.

Step 6

To create the required shades for this project, mix the following watercolours in a palette in the ratios below using a palette knife or other tool. 

  • Yellow = One part cadmium yellow pale hue to five parts Chinese white.
  • Pink = One part rose madder hue, ½ part cadmium yellow pale hue and five parts Chinese white.
  • Green = One part viridian hue to eight parts Chinese white.
Step 7

Once the masking fluid is dry, dab some clean water onto the front of the card to create a wet surface.
TIP: Doing this will allow the watercolours to flow and blend well.

Step 8

Paint the background using a round size 6 brush. Apply the mixed shades one at a time to the wet surface on the paper until the desired effect is achieved.
TIP: Be sure to clean the brush in between colours.

Step 9

Allow approximately 30 minutes to dry.

Step 10

Once everything is dry, peel up the painter's tape and masking fluid to reveal a clean, white surface.

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    • Color: Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
    • Size: 8 ml
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    • Color: Rose Madder Hue
    • Size: 8 ml
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    • Color: Chinese White
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    • Color: Viridian Hue
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    • Color: White
    • Size: 54" x 108"
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