- Watercolor is a popular medium for not only painting, but trying hand lettering, brush lettering, mixed media, card making – seriously whatever you like! AND available in a variety of forms. Several that stand out include:
- Dr. Ph Martins Hydrus Colors – This set is already hydrated and ready to go for painting. The colors are super concentrated and a little goes a long way. Available at Blitsy, Amazon.
- Sakura’s Field Sketch set includes 24 colors and a water brush! Perfect for painting on the go and include
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi 12 Color Paint set is my new favorite! I used these lovelies to paint that leafy branch below.
- I don’t yet have these but I’m seriously ogling Prima’s Watercolor Confections. I mean, anything with the word confection in it must be pretty sweet, right?
2. Once you get your hands on some watercolors, introduce yourself to your colors by creating a color palette. Painting a dab of each of your palette’s colors onto a sheet of watercolor paper and “meet” your paint’s true color. It’s a super way to break into your palette without feeling intimidated.
Of course you’ll need paper too. I usually start with a smaller paper size because that was my comfort level. Ready to start? Here are some of a favorite destinations for awesome online instruction.
Creativebug — (OH. MY. SWEET. GOODNESS) Yao Cheng’s watercolor class is like sitting and painting with an awesome new friend. Please, just go ahead and try the free trial and, girl (or guy), I will see in you class!
Craftsy – Click below for a (at time of this writing, FREE) guide to the world of watercolor! Then get ready to be amazed by Crafty’s lineup of instructors, including Kateri Ewing.
Need to stay motivated? Check out the #100dayproject I’m following over on Instagram –> @CraftSwag.
Sending you off with crafty wishes and washi tape dreams,