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Monday, May 30, 2016

Experimenting with Watercolor

I have been dabbling with watercolor for a few months but always using a rubber stamp as the base. To learn some techniques I have been watching LOTS of crafty You tube videos and decided to play around a little today.

Here are the supplies I used...

Watercolor Pencils ...                                     
Watercolor Paper... 
A piece of Acetate... (I used a clear bag from some packaging)

 I used the bag to rub my pencil and add water to get the color flowing.

A Watercolor brush and clean water.

FYI All the supplies I used I purchased with coupons from Michael's. The Water color paper I got on a Great sale Michael's does in March. Everything was at least 50% off.  The pencils run about $15 on Amazon. They are a step above crayola but not near as spendy as the artist grade. I am happy with them so far.

Here are my results...

Not too bad if I do say so... :) 

My advice... If something peaks your interest give it a try even if you don't think you can. You tube is a great resource for all types of information and instruction.

If you like crafty stuff please check out My Back2Basics Mom You Tube Channel

I also want to mention that I have NO training in art. Everything I do is either self taught, learned from experience or from ideas on You Tube. Just because I post about how I have done something does not mean it is the "best" way to do it. Please experiment and find what works best for you!

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