Blue Floral Watercolor Card ft. Watercolor Brushes

Dec 23, 2019Friendship Cards3 comments

Blue Floral Watercolor Card ft. Watercolor Brushes

Dec 23, 2019Friendship Cards3 comments

Determined to be confident in your watercoloring this year?

As we look to 2020, I’m sure you’re thinking about some #craftgoals you’ve had on your list. I know a lot of people “want” to watercolor – backgrounds, flowers, characters…. but they are afraid to take the plunge. Is that you? Then you definitely want to check out today’s project. It will get you comfortable with some watercoloring that is easy, but beautiful!

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Start with Emboss Resist

Learning how to watercolor in any style can be daunting. However, if you use emboss resist to help keep the various areas of the image separated from each other, you will find success rather quickly!

Another way to find quick success is to use a watercolor brush like the new trio from I find that they are much easier to control than a traditional brush and water cup. That is because there is already water in the barrel of the brush, keeping the bristles wet. If you squeeze a little bit, you’ll get a bit more water which helps dilute the ink, or pre-moisten an area of the design. 


To clean the brush, you just wipe it on a paper towel and squeeze some water out until it runs clear. Some colors will stain the brush, but as long as the water is running clear, you’re safe to go into another color.

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Project Tutorial Video

In the accompanying video, I will show you how I use these watercolor brushes to take the flower design from a plain white sheet of watercolor paper to a beautiful painted panel. Coloring in the background takes considerably more time, but it will be an exercise in brush control that will help you gain confidence in watercolor techniques.

Ready for Water?

It’s time to stop wishing and start doing! The nice thing about this technique is that it doesn’t require any kind of expensive watercolor pans or brushes. The watercolor brush 3-pack is inexpensive and the Distress Ink cubes are great for more than just watercoloring. I love having multi-use supplies in my toolkit, and I know my pocketbook appreciates it too!

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