Let’s Paint a Bleeding Heart Flower with Watercolor Pencils! {Beginner Tutorial)

Hello friend! I spent the day reorganizing and decluttering my studio.  About halfway into it I thought “What have I done!?!” (you can see the scary in-progress picture on my the Facebook page) but I am liking the way it is coming together now. If I feel ambitious I’ll work on it some more tonight…something tells me that the couch and TV will have a stronger pull though! 😀 I had a request to paint a bleeding heart flower and a few people wanted more watercolor pencil tutorials so here is what I came up with:

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It is pretty simple to do, I daresay if you own watercolor pencils you can follow along with me with no trouble. Remember you can always pause the video if you need to.

I was caught by surprise a bit at the end of the video, to finish the painting I simply flicked some of the pink, green, blue and brown on the wet painting to add interest.This is easy, a great project to start with and we only used 5 pencils. I did use some of my watercolor paint at the end for the background but you can lift color off the pencil or not put in a background, it is totally up to you! Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!


A Free Koi Painting Tutorial plus 50% off My Newest Learn to Paint Lesson!

Good morning! Before I get you sidetracked with out free painting lesson today I want to let you know that EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today, that includes my newest painting tutorial to paint this koi pond in transparent watercolor using only 3 colors! This kit is regularly only $3 so you can score it today only for $1.50!

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It is a great time to browse through the shop and stock up on other painting lessons, digital stamps, holiday template kits, party printables and more and get half off! The sale at Lindsay’s Stamp stuff is over at midnight tonight (Thursday the 21st so don’t wait!) Here is a quick video tip to go along with the printable PDF lesson for sale:

OK, I suppose I’ve made you wait long enough! Here is the free tutorial painting koi with watercolor pencils, enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the free tutorial and thank you for checking out my tutorials and other digital products for sale and remember the 50% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is only good until midnight so don’t wait! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Watercolor Pencils: Let’s use them!

OK admit it, you have a set of rarely used watercolor pencils buried deep in your crafting stash. Maybe someone bought them for you as a gift or you bought them for yourself with the best intentions but then got distracted by markers and other shiny new supplies that came your way.  Never fear, they are so fun and easy to use, by the end of my video today you will know how to work that watercolor!

I love the bright fresh look of watercolor pencils! It has rained the last 4 days and it looks like it will rain until Sunday and on a day like this I reach for the most bright cheerful colors for my projects. If this keeps up you will need sunglasses to read my blog come Friday 😛 I know, it is quite a change from the muted drab colors I normally choose LOL!



Supplies used:

Stamps: Vintage Cupcake set from Pink Persimmon

Watercolor Paper: Fabriano CP 90# I bought on sale here ($14.62 for 75 sheets! 9.5″x12.5″ a great deal!)

Watercolor Pencils: Inktense from Derwent (but any brand will work, Inktense is my fave)

HugSnug seam binding from Sew True (I died it with watercolors and crinkled it up and let it dry before using)

This project qualifies for the following challenges: A Spoonful Of Sugar, Claudia & Co, Clear It Out!, Everybody-Art-Challenge, Sweet Stamps , Top Tip Tuesday, Crazy Challenge, Make it Monday and Stamp with Fun

Happy crafting!

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