Learn to paint a vintage style rose & Xanadu handmade watercolor overview

Hi friends, today I am going to share some paints I was sent from Xanadu Art Studio. The shop is owned by a woman named Margaret who makes handmade watercolors in small batches. These lovely colors have a subtle shimmer and the soft muted colors are very pretty.


I don’t feel qualified to review these paints because I haven’t ever used any small handmade artisan watercolor before. The Renesans semi handmade paints from Poland were the closest thing I’d tried and they are more like commercially made paint so I didn’t feel it was an apples to apples comparison. So in this video I will give you an overview of the paints and pigments so you can learn about them. Below the video I will link up to other YouTubers who use handmade watercolors more regularly and are more knowledgeable than I am about this kind of paint. Also I’ll show you how to paint my “testing watercolors” vintage rose:) If you would like to learn more about painting loose roses in various arrangements and from different angles as well as a myriad of other flowers please check out my Watercolor Flower Workshop.

Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the video:

These were fun to use, I will use them with brighter colors as the palette is too muted on its own for my linking. Do you use handmade watercolors? If so I’d love to hear your tips and suggestions for getting the most from them. Thank for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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