Watercolor collage is a technique that I’ve used for more than twelve years. Liquitex Matte Medium and rice paper can add that interesting and beautiful “extra something” to your work. Working with varied textures makes the end result richer.

Originally, I started this project as a typical watercolor painting of a peacock. But I decided to turn it into something more than that! It needed texture and color surrounding this majestic bird, to help with the visual balance. The video below is a photographic account of this entire project, pieced together as a tutorial. Enjoy!