In today’s tutorial, we’ll work some magic to make watercolor flowers that shimmer and dance in the light! Put on a good podcast or some music, get out your watercolors, and get ready to relax.
Before you use a new set of watercolor paints, you should always make a watercolor color chart. Oftentimes, paints look totally different in the pan than they do on paper, so a color chart gives you an accurate idea of what to expect! It also helps you to choose a color by providing a nice “cheat sheet”. Today, I’ll show you how to make a simple, portable, and pretty watercolor color chart.
Over the past few months, I’ve really embraced writing letters as a way to reconnect with friends. For me, it’s a win-win: I can write a letter by hand while my toddler winds down in the evening. Then, the next day, I spend time making a fun envelope. This week, I decided to make a fiddle leaf fig-themed piece. It’s clean, modern, and eye-catching … the perfect little gift for a friend to find in his or her mailbox! I’ve outlined the creation steps below so you can make one, too:
I almost exclusively use Finetec watercolor to write metallic calligraphy. Today, though, I wanted to try something different! Instead of pairing Finetec with my dip pen to write words, I got out my paintbrush and made a series of floral doodles on black cardstock. It was a fun, relaxing way to spend my toddler’s nap time, and I took photos as I went so I can show you how to make something like this, too!
This watercolor illustrated map eCourse is a project that presents a challenge, takes up a sizable chunk of time, and allows you to mentally travel! I never, ever could have imagined that we’d collectively be in a spot where we need all of that. We can’t explore a lot of places in person right now, but we can be adventurous with our paintbrushes!
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