Anna Mason, 13th April 201714th April 2017, 17 Add to "My School Bookmarks" Have you ever experienced your watercolour paints splitting when you try to mix them, and then creating a blotchy mess on your paper? You may have been tempted to tear up your painting and give up. This happened to me recently when I was filming a tutorial for my online School demonstrating how to paint a beautiful Song Thrush egg. The paints I chose to use did NOT play nicely together and caused me all sorts of issues. But luckily I’ve had a fair bit of experience of this kind of thing and was able to save my egg and smooth away the unwanted blotchiness. In this video I thought I’d show you how I go about this using my layering technique to make that save: I hope this helps you save a blotchy looking painting or two in the future! Please let me know in the comments if you give it a go!