Watercolours: how to use masking and spatter effects

(Image credit: Anna Sokolova)

Using watercolour effects can add a new dimension to your work. Award-winning contemporary artist Anna Sokolova has done just that with a series of murals depicting original films and series in a hand-painted Delft Blue style. To achieve this style she applied granulation spray and citric acid alongside wax, masking and spatter effects. In this step by step guide, Sokolova will share her process so that you too can achieve this unique aesthetic.

Improve your watercolours even further with this roundup of essential watercolour techniques and this guide to the best watercolour paints. You also give your own illustrations the edge with our list of the best pencils for colouring, drawing and sketching.

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Anna Sokolova

 Anna Sokolova is an artist and illustrator who’s inspired by merging the traditional and innovative approach in arts.