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       "Learning how to make your
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        your softening problems."

 

 
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Common Edge Softening Problems

  • Three examples with easy solutions







Softening watercolor edges is a skill that you may grasp right away, or it could possibly take you a few attempts to develop a knack for it. With time and practice, your skills and techniques improve. It's helpful to know what causes certain problems, and even better, how to fix and avoid them.

Below are a few of the common problems that might occur, along with solutions on how to fix them.


Edge Softening Problems and Solutions
 




Problem

Too much water in the brush caused the water to charge into the edge.


Example   1.






Solution

Blot a little more water from your brush before softening.
 

 



Problem

Paint dried too quickly,
causing a hard edge.
Example   2.




Solution

Speed up the painting process or stop after a short distance and soften a section of the edge.

 



Problem

The wash was too wet, causing the color to charge over too far.
Example   3.




Solution

Allow a few more seconds to dry before softening the edge.



 
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