Happy Watercolor Wednesday!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you’ve seen that I have started making mini watercolor paintings using stamps. I’ve gotten some questions about it and other comments so I decided I wanted to make it a regular thing on the blog. Every Wednesday will be Watercolor Wednesday where I will share a painting tutorial with step by step photos as well as a video so you can see it live as I paint.
Today, I am going to share the supplies I use to create this these paintings so you can join in on the painting fun.
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First you will need stamp sets. I use the watercolor line of stamps from Art Impressions but you can use any sort of stamps that you may have or that you like from a craft store. I do have a few other sets as well that I will use on occasion but I mostly stick with Art Impressions so those will be the ones featured most in my tutorials.
With these paintings, instead of using a traditional stamp ink pad, you will use water based dual tip brushes. You can either use Marvy LePlume II Markers or TomBow Markers as they both work well for this application. I am currently using my Marvy markers when I create my paintings.
If you are new to stamping, then you will also need different sizes of stamp blocks. The Art Impressions stamps as well as many other stamps are unmounted, cling stamps so you need the blocks to mount the actual stamp image too. You can find an assortment of stamp blocks on Art Impressions, Amazon, Scrapbook.com, and more.
You will need watercolor paper. If you have a favorite kind, then use that, but I prefer to use Canson, cold press 140 lb, watercolor paper. I’ve used a few different types of paper and I found that this one blended, spread, and gave the look that I was going for the best. This is a very common paper you can find at many craft stores, Wal-Mart, etc.
Even though you are using markers, you will still need a palette. You can grab this palette on Art Impressions, Amazon, scrapbook.com and more.
Another great tool to have is this Stamp Positioner also from Art Impressions. It is a great tool to use when you want to place an image in a certain location in your painting. You’ll see how to use this more in my tutorials.
You’ll need watercolor paint brushes as well. I like to use sizes 0 up to a 4 and then I have really small brushes for super fine details if need be. My go to brush is my size 0 though.
Post-It notes or Post-It Tape also comes in handy when creating these little paintings. I use it to cover an area that I don’t want to stamp over with another image such as a pot that I want in front of another pot.
And lastly, you will need some wipes. I find it is the easiest way to clean up the stamps after use without using a ton of water. Use any brand you’d like.
That’s it! Be sure to join me every Wednesday for a new watercolor tutorial. I am going to start with some pretty easy paintings and work my way up to more elaborate ones. These are perfect little paintings for small gifts or to use as cards if you are into card making. Hope you join me! 🙂