Hanging wreaths on your windows can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. I hang them on my windows every Christmas season and I’m excited to share all my tips and tricks with you today. They are simple, easy, and tried and true! Friends and strangers alike ask the “secret” every year, and it’s so so easy!
Some of the best brushes for watercolor can still be budget friendly, and what is what you will find in this post. I paint most things with a round size 4 Cotman or Princeton brush. I also love their liners for fine details; and have recently started using the FW markers with watercolors or inks inside for all my fine line work so they made this list as well.
Being professional illustrators and parents to 4 small children, we have some major opinions on art supplies. I believe it’s important to buy quality supplies, and to keep them edited so they don’t become a hot mess. I also think that kids create more work for a longer time when they have less supplies. Here are links to our current faves for all ages brought to you by me and my ten year old daughter.
It’s the time of year when I start taking stock of all my Christmas gift wrapping supplies and tags. This year, I decided to make some Free Printable Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags as my gift to you! Free Christmas gift tags are something I run out of pretty fast, so this file is optimized to give you a whole bunch of Free Printable Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags on each and every single page that you print.
Best Watercolor supplies for Christmas gifts
The holiday season is here so here are my top 10 best watercolor supplies for Christmas gifts. These are all items I use every day in my career as an illustrator and surface designer. If you know me, you know I’m an art supply hoarder and I love nothing more than trying out the latest and greatest, and here are my tried and true picks!
At the end of this post you’ll find links to my new Blick University pages where you can easily add everything to your cart, or pick and choose whichever items you need from this list!
My husband, illustrator Dave Malan, is probably best known for his pencil studies of faces done in a distinctive cross hatching style. His mechanical pencil portraits have a life to them unrivaled in the art world.
Want to know a secret?! You can cut fabric on your Cricut Explore! Or even your Cricut Expression! I know; mind blowing right? In this post you’ll find a DIY Toddler or Baby Quiet Book Tutorial that you can use to make a sew (or No Sew!) cute, classic, entertaining, and educational fabric baby or toddler quiet book to keep those little ones entertained. Learning how to make a no Sew Quiet Book is so easy with this tutorial and Cricut files.
Making cute DIY Halloween Pillows with your Cricut or Wild Rose Cricut Explore Air2 is so fast, easy, and fun! These one cut files are all prepped and ready for you in Design Space, and incredibly simple to make a stunning project with little effort on your part. The best part is, they are just pillow covers so they fold up TINY to store away for years to come!
It’s here! The Hostess with the Mostess line for Cricut is now available in Joann Stores!!! I’m SOOOO excited to show you this project, and for you to see her entire line in stores and online now! Jenn is such a vibrant and creative person, and you can really see her personality shine through in her designs. I’m lucky to have met her and have gotten to know her better on this fun project!