Underpainting with Color
With the next panel, we’re actually going to use color. As the paper becomes transparent during the decoupage process, you’ll be able to see the colors underneath show through. if you’re working with decoupage and you want to bring another color into your home decor, underpainting is a way to do that.
Wet your board before painting. Create kind of a watercolor effect. The paint is going to be really watered down. The beautiful thing about Wise Owl Paint is there’s so much pigment that even watered down it’s still going to be beautiful. Put some water on your plate so you have more control over your paint. Depositing water and let it do whatever it does because this is a really organic process. You want really soft shapes because this paper is really romantic. Spritz your surface to get rid of any brush strokes. Allow your paint to dry before applying your decoupage.