Watercolour Resist Effect

All you need is wax crayons and watercolours to master this unique painting technique.


  • A4-size thick drawing sheet
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black marker
  • Oil pastels
  • Watercolour paints
  • Round brushes (numbers 6 and 8)
  • Bowl and palette
  • Small piece of cloth to clean the brushes


  • On the A4 sheet of paper, create an outline of an umbrella as shown in the picture.
  • Then use a black marker on the outline and fill the inside of the umbrella as shown.
  • Colour the umbrella using the 7 colours of a rainbow or colours of your choice.
  • Leaving 5 finger spaces from the bottom of the page, make a wavy line for the water using a white oil pastel just below the umbrella.
  • Use the white oil pastel to create raindrops, splashes and ripple effects on the water.
  • Take various shades of blue, white and black watercolour on the palette.
  • Dip your round brush in these colours and move it horizontally, left to right, on the paper where you have drawn with the white oil pastel.
  • On the areas where the white oil pastel has been used, you will see the resist effect.
  • Colour the entire page in the same manner.

Dishita Vora is the founder of Innovative Concepts, an art enrichment programme for all ages. It is a place where all forms of art are celebrated. Innovative Concepts conducts art programmes, birthday parties, camps, workshops, play dates and corporate programmes. Follow them on @innovative_concepts.in

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