5 Awesome Watercolor Techniques & Supplies to Try Today!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun technique video for you where you try lots of things and make a batch of watercolor greeting cards!

Watch the video and see how!

  • Supply #1: Altenew Watercolor coloring book: (affiliate links used) Here you get 24 5″x7″ floral designs printed on watercolor paper. There are 12 designs, each version has a dark line version and a light line version so you can have a choice. This is fun and relaxing even for experienced painters who can draw because sometimes you just want to play!
  • #2 Watercolor pan paints: These are the basics, they will provide you all the colors you need and you can mix other colors too. Probably the most versatile supply.
  • #3 Watercolor pencils: This woodless variety gives you 100% usable product. You can even save the shavings if you sharpen them to use as paint!
  • #4 Dual brush markers (waterbased brush and a fine liner) at about 30 cents a color you can color and outline your work for definition and you get a beautiful carry case you can use for other supplies after these are used up!
  • #5 Gouache (opaque Watercolor) is great for when you want an opaque highlight or if you completely want to cover your lines. It is available in cups like I used today and tubes. The quality is the same, go for the kind that is more convenient for you.

Also in this project, I wanted to use an old tool that I’ve had a long time, the Making Memories Tag Curler. I actually found a few on amazon if anyone wanted one. I know many of you already have this so it would be fun to use it. Keep in mind this is a discontinued product so getting tags for it will be difficult, if you are going to buy one make sure you can get some tags with it. This seller has a bulk pack of 54.

Other Supplies:

Well that was fun! Keep in mind you can cut down watercolor paper and stamp any stamps you have or freehand draw designs if you don’t have the coloring book I used. Make the project work for you and til next time happy crafting!

5 thoughts on “5 Awesome Watercolor Techniques & Supplies to Try Today!

  1. Hi Lindsay,
    The flower designs in that colouring book are great and your water colouring of each one is beautiful.
    In the future could you also demonstrate on how to design cards for the men in our lives? I have trouble planning a card for a man and your great ideas will help me to make one; THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU for sharing your many talents with me/us!
    To you and your family, take care and stay well.
    God bless.
    Linda H.

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  2. Lindsey, I really enjoyed this post! You video was awesome, as always! I had wanted to purchase the watercolor book from Altenew, and you showed such easy techniques to use that I used your link. You are so good at painting and even though you are particular, you don’t sweat the small stuff which is a very good reminder for me! Thanks. Have a good day!

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