Drawing Watercolor Resists

Drawing watercolor resists

There are lots of ways to create watercolor resists. I think we all did halloween art with crayon and watercolor in elementary school, right? This technique is just as easy, but gives much better results.

What you'll need:

  1. Watercolor paper
  2. Watercolor paint and brush
  3. Cosmo Cricket Resist Pen
  4. Water jar
  5. Rag or paper towel
Hand drawing watercolor resists

The above photos is a bit grainy, but you can faintly see the design I'm drawing. To do this, I pump the resist pen on my little scratch piece of paper until the resist is flowing well. Then I draw my lines. 

Cosmo Cricket Watercolor Resist Pen


You want to wait until the resist is completely dry before painting! It just takes a couple minutes. You can tell when it's ready to go because it's glossy when it's wet. 

painting over watercolor resists
Painting Over Watercolor Resists
Drawing Watercolor Resists

After it's dry just start painting. Don't worry if some of the paint doesn't roll completely off the resist, you can clean it up after it's all painted with a damp brush. It won't stick, so when the brush sweeps over it, it will lift right off. Use your towel to wipe your brush clean in between each sweep.

If you give this a try, let me know! Comment here, share on my facebook page, or tag me on instagram. I'd love to see your work!

Draw Your Own Watercolor Resists