So many people are frightened to work with watercolor paint because it seems difficult to use. Give it a try, though, and you’ll see that watercolor is one of the friendliest mediums around! You can harness its power to paint intricate masterpieces or simple designs; it all depends on your personal style and skill level. Today’s post is a compilation of ten TPK watercolor tutorials that I hope will inspire you to get out your paints and experiment!
1. Painting with Watercolors for Beginners
The information-rich Painting with Watercolors for Beginners post will teach you about the supplies you need to get started. It also covers vital watercolor basic techniques like blending, contouring, and opacity control!
2. Painting with Watercolors for Beginners: Part II
Once you’ve read the first Painting with Watercolors for Beginners post, Part II will help you advance into painting real-life objects like this apple. The post will change the way you view the subjects that you want to paint! For example, you’ll learn to see an apple as a series of of three different shapes and three different colors.
3. Herbal Watercolor Tutorial
The Herbal Watercolor Tutorial post will teach you how to make gorgeous, realistic herbal portraits! Your secret weapons? A light box and purple watercolor paint!
4. Watercolor Initial DIY Birthday Card Tutorial
The Watercolor Initial DIY Birthday Card Tutorial doesn’t require a lot of fancy blending knowledge! Make sure you have a nice waterproof ink on hand (such as Ziller Soot Black), and you’re good to go.
5. Woodland Watercolor Wreath Tutorials: Part I
Watercolor wreath borders add warmth and artistry to any paper good! You can learn how to make the wreath pictured above in Woodland Watercolor Wreath Tutorials: Part I. There’s also a Part II and Part III in the Woodland Watercolor Wreath Tutorial series!
6. Abstract Bubbles Watercolor Birthday Card Tutorial
The Abstract Bubbles Watercolor Birthday Card Tutorial utilizes a fun, unique watercolor and pen technique to make an artistic border. You can apply the same concept to other projects like gift tags or envelopes to make them pop!
7. Watercolor Hexagons Mail Art Tutorial
The Watercolor Hexagons Mail Art Tutorial is perfect for those who continue to feel intimidated by watercolors! There’s no blending or fancy skills required … in fact, if you can trace, then you can make an envelope like this one.
8. How to Create Paintbrush Lettering + A Free Exemplar
If you are more interested in writing with watercolors versus painting with them, then you’ll enjoy the How to Create Paintbrush Lettering post. Paintbrush calligraphy is very similar to dip pen calligraphy in that stroke widths are dictated by pressure exertion!
9. Watercolor Cactus Wreath Tutorial
The gorgeous colors used for the watercolor cactus wreath help it to stand out! You can use this southwestern-inspired wreath to frame any greeting.
10. Citrus Watercolor Birthday Card Tutorial
The Citrus Watercolor Birthday Card Tutorial will teach you how to make a birthday card that stands apart from the rest. In defiance of traditional greetings and graphics, this card presents an elegant and subdued way to say, “Happy Birthday”!
I hope that you enjoyed this collection of tutorials, and I encourage you to try at least one of them! I’d love to see the results on social media … you can find TPK on Facebook or tag @thepostmansknock (or #thepostmansknock) on Instagram. I hope that you are having a great start to the new year, and want to thank you very much for reading TPK!