Watercolour for the Non Artistic Cardmaker Introduction

Classes will be available at 12 noon ET daily! Welcome to Watercolour for the Non artistic Cardmaker! I am planning on making FREE classes monthly if there is enough engagement so here is what you can do to make sure the next class is a go! 1. Click the SHARE button on Youtube OR click the share buttons at the bottom of this post to share to social media.2. If you like the class and enjoyed the videos and are considering buying something, please shop through the links where possible. Thanks! Other Posts for this Series: BackgroundsZig MarkersMasking and StencillingColor Bursts Easy Images
Here is the Introduction on: Which Mediums are Available Tools of the Trade Comparisons of the Different Products

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Here are a list of some of the watercolour mediums that you can use to create watercolour cards (all mentioned in the video and sampled below). I have included different sizes and quantities that are currently available. I generally link to Simon Says Stamp or Amazon. No guarantee these are the best prices out there.

Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst – 6 Pack Set Derwent 12 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS Watercolor 0700928 Derwent 24 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS Watercolor 0700929 Derwent 36 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS Watercolor
Zig CLEAN COLOR 6 SET Real Brush RB6000AT Zig CLEAN COLOR 12 set Real Brush RB-6000AT Zig CLEAN COLOR 24 SET Real Brush RB6000AT24V Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush RB6000AT36V
Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60V Distress Inks Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 12 COLOR SET
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 18 COLOR SET Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET Liquid Watercolour Paints

As mentioned in the video, here are some of the tools you may want to purchase/need (see video) when watercoloring. I generally link to Simon Says Stamp or Amazon. No guarantee these are the best prices out there.

Watercolor Brushes- Set of 10 Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532 Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 SHEETS 373091 Tim Holtz DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger Ink TDA39549
Elmer's RUBBER CEMENT Craft Bond Adhesive E425 Fineline MASKING FLUID PEN FINE TIP 4449 3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING PAINTER'S TAPE Blue 03680 Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD PANEL 696501


Here is a comparison chart of the different products I spoke about in the video. You can see each medium. Most of the mediums do the same thing besides the Color Burst however, they do vary in usage.

Distress Inks are something most have already and are a great place to start experimenting with watercolours without actually having to buy any. Use a craft mat, “smush” some colour on it and add water!

Zig Real Brush Color Markers are all the rage at the moment and are fun to use. You can colour directly, on top of water or directly and blend with water. 

Gansai Watercolours are by far my favourite of of those I tried. I like the packaging, the way it stores, the colours and the quality. Top notch paints!

Inktense (sorry for the spelling error in the photo) are great pencil crayons that can blend with water. A little colour goes a long way and you can blend multiple colours together.

I'm new to the world of colour bursts! I love them so far. I experimented with two ways. Above, I sprinkled some powder on the paper and spritzed with water. You will never get the same look twice.

On this sample, I added the powder to the water. On the right where it is faded I tried blending with a paint brush. Both ways make very different looks.

Here are a bunch of videos from the past that feature the watercolour technique – just in case you can't wait until tomorrow for Day 1!

These references are available for your personal use. You may “copy” my cards but please link back to the class. It is forbidden to use my card designs for publication. All opinions and knowledge are my own. I am not being paid for this class nor has anyone asked me to make it.

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