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The following techniques can be done after mastering the wet-on-wet technique which is a ton of fun in itself.
While the the paper is still plenty wet with the desired colors, press bubble wrap onto the surface of the paper and let it dry completely. Once dry peel the bubble wrap off.
The same technique as bubble wrap above, but use plastic wrap to create wrinkles and folds. Letting it dry completely before taking the plastic off.
Add salt to the very wet paint medium. A little salt will go a long way. Brush the salt off once completely dry (I wait till the next day). You might find some colors work better than others for this technique.
The result can be stunning, looking like stars in the sky, or glistening on the water.
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.