Posted on January 13, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Are you ready to paint?
Today at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube we will paint a rusty old truck in watercolors!
We will use a warm/neutral palette of the following colors: Yellow Ocher, Cadmium Red Deep, Ultramarine blue, Olive Green (or sap) and Burnt Sienna. We will see granulating pigments in action and learn how to mix earth watercolor pigments without making the dreaded mud! You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with fellow painters and ask me questions be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page at 12:30pm ET on 1/13/17. Ohhhh, it’s Friday the 13th, spooky huh?
You can download the PDF pattern to trace here.
Find supplies at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!
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I hope to see you in today’s free painting class at 12:30pm ET on YouTube! Happy crafting!
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Posted on November 10, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! First today I want to announce the winner of the DIY Christmas Tree from Creativity Happens: mtmeade3 aka Reeah! You will get an email shortly from creativity Happens so you can claim your prize. Don’t worry if you did not win, you can use the coupon thefrugalcrafter for 20% off your purchase at Creativity Happens so it is a great time to start your holiday shopping!
Now, a watercolor from my trip! This is a beginner real-time tutorial so grab your brush and paint along with me!
This is a scene from Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor Maine at Schoodic point.
Watercolors (Mission gold perfect pan set)
Mimik #12 round brush
Neptune 1/4″ dagger brush
Fabriano Artistico 140# watercolor paper 9″x12″
Here is the reference photo:
Follow along and paint with me in real-time! You can do it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on August 12, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Here is a plein air sketch I did in Belfast Maine on the coast the other day.
I am using the set of 24 koi watercolor box. The paper is one of the watercolor blocks I made the other day:) Enjoy the quick and easy painting tutorial and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on August 7, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! I am officially on vacation for a week but never fear, I have planned tutorials for you in my absence, it will be like I never left LOL!
A few of you asked me to do tutorials of the plein air watercolors I have been doing lately so I have!
I am using Winsor & Newton watercolors:
perm rose, yellow ochre, winsor lemon, Windsor green, ultramarine, pthalo blue, burnt sienna
grab your watercolors and paint along! Til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on May 19, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! This project is so fun and happy and colorful that I want to fill my house with these festive party pom-poms!
They are wicked easy to make too, watch the video to see how!
Supplies from sponsor Papermart:
Tissue paper (8 sheets per ball)
Floral wire (or other thin wire) and wire cutter
Strong scissors (optional)
1. Stack 8 sheets of tissue paper and accordion fold it every 1 1/2″
2. Fold that stack and secure the center with wire. Trim ends of paper if desired.
3. Gently pull apart layers of tissue paper to make a full tissue paper ball.
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on March 4, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! We will be live again today at 12:30 pm ET for a free watercolor lesson! I asked you what you wanted me to paint in the live show last week and it was a landslide vote for the magnolias (that I did in the short video last week) in watercolors.
You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with us live be sure to watch from the YouTube watch page.
Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama http://www.jerrysartarama.com/
140# watercolor paper
Mimik Kolinsky brushes
Water, paper towels
Reference Photo by Eloise Mace from Paint My Photo
I am using a more professional set up today, it should make the video sharper and clearer then ever before, Wish me luck and happy crafting!
PS if you have a request for what medium I should use next week leave it in the comments below!
Filed under: Painting | Tagged: live, magnolia, real time tutorial watercolor, sip and paint, tutorial, watercolor | 12 Comments »
Posted on November 15, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Today I have a fun and easy tutorial!
Watch the video to see how it is done!
Filed under: Painting | Tagged: flower, tutorial, watercolor pencil | 9 Comments »