Painting with Watercolors for Beginners

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Watercolor Supplies

If you’ve been looking for a great set of watercolors, the Kuretaki Gansai Tambi is one of my most favorites.  It’s got a great buttery consistency, and stunning colors.  I also love the large pan size that I don’t have with any of my other watercolor sets.  Having a larger pan size lets you use a bigger brush without scrubbing the points off, and is really great if you like painting in large formats.  You truly cannot go wrong with any of their sets.

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I used the Wink of stella Glitter brush marker for the first time at Scrapbook.com and loved it so much they gave me one to take home!  I use it ALL the time.  It adds that little sparkly something that makes images look so much better, but you just can’t seem to figure out why.  LOVE!!!

I also used the Prima Watercolors in a few of my classes, and if you love compact supplies this is another great set to look at!  The little metal box is dreamy.  I loved the Tropicals, and also adore the lovely prussian blues and warm melons in the Decadent Pies set. I have more images painted with it on my Instagram here :

Prima – Watercolor Confections – Tropicals
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The Prima watercolor pad has more of a dry toothy texture than the Strathmore pad, and I like it for painting florals and items where I want a really strong “watercolored” look. The Strathmore has a good texture too and is a little bit more smooth, but not too smooth.

If you are planning to use masking fluid on a project I would use this paper instead of the Prima.  The fibers are a little more dense and let go of the masking fluid better.  I love using watercolor blocks like this when I paint.  It can be a great time saver instead of taping paper down.  And the final painting also looks better in the end because it’s completely flat.

Modern Calligraphy Brush Pens

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One of my favorite projects were these pretty watercolor washes with lettering on top.  This Faber-Castell set is great, and I secretly loved the Kuretake below the best.

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I hope you enjoyed my little supply round up, and have a great time in the class!  Don’t forget to grab the free download below for the watercolor color wheel artwork!

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If you are looking for more fun ideas with paint be sure to check out my post here on beginners Gouache!

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