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: Sewing-up technique

05-23-2017, 03:27 PM
I recently received an Edgar Whitney book on watercolor. While reading it I was surprised to see the expressions "sewing-up" and "stitched". Here is a quote from the book:

"When we use the sewing-up technique, a loaded brush is flooded into areas kept apart by a narrow thread of untouched paper between them. As the areas lose their glisten, color changes can be flooded in. When dry, these are "stitched" together."

I wonder if anyone could tell me what exactly he meant and how it might be done.