VIDEO: Three Easy Watercolor Abstract Inspiration

  Last week I was playing with acrylic paint and brushstrokes and sharing ideas on how to get the most out of your mark making. This week I have swapped to watercolor! So let's play with our brushstrokes and see what kind of looks we can get with this wonderful medium. I am just going to use a mop brush for my abstracts but feel free to swap it up and use what brushes you have. And I will be chatting a bit about brushes, paint and paper in…

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VIDEO: How To Do Watercolor Doodles

  I love to watercolor doodle! I find it really relaxing for some reason. There is something about the way the water and color react together isn't there? I just love watching it. And I thought that we could probably all do with something relaxing this week as December gets quite frantic trying to get things finished before Christmas, if you celebrate it, and also New Year too. I know I have been frantically trying to tick things off of my list so that I could take some days…

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VIDEO: Watercolor Swatch And Timelapse Abstract – Kwartscreations paints

  I have a watercolor swatch video for you this week. I've been watching the latest handmade watercolor paint trend with wide-eyed fascination and I thought I would join in and try some of the paints out myself. So I have bought myself some and I am sharing the watercolor swatch of my new paints along with a very quick timelapse abstract art project for those of you who want to see the paints in action! The paints that I talk about in the video are listed below and…

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VIDEO: Mixed Media Mania Video Hop And Giveaways

Are you ready for a video hop? I hope so! Because it is a video hop day and there are lots of artists, inspiration and arty goodies up for grabs. How to play along is all below along with what can be won, don't forget to comment on the videos over on YouTube to be in with a chance to win. My video is thanks to one of my amazing Patrons as it was a Patron-choice video and I've got a little extra video over on Patreon too to…

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VIDEO: 15 Ways With Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens

  Watercolor brush pens are a great way to add color to an art journal page and I thought I would have a bit of fun today and use my Ecoline watercolor brush pens to make a whole art journal page. So watch me make this page and count the 15 ways that I used the Ecoline watercolor brush pens with me! It is a double page in my junk journal and you can see from the supplies list below that I really have only used these watercolor brushes! But…

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VIDEO: 6 Ways With Derwent Inktense Blocks

  Do you use Inktense Blocks? They are like the pencil but in a block form, like a pastel. You can get some fun effects with Inktense Blocks and I thought that I would do my whole page today using them to add some color. So I have some different ways to use them to share plus a little story about this page from my junk journal with it's picture of the London Stone in my video today. I really like the intensity of color you can get with inktense if…

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VIDEO: Easy Gelatos Background – Watercolor Techniques

  I've got a little bit of watercolor fun with this lovely Gelatos background for you today! You can use Gelatos, and your other watersoluble crayons, in so many ways and I thought I would make this background by using water on the Gelatos directly, and I use several techniques to do this. So have fun watching me make a mess! Sorry - not a mess! A gorgeous Gelatos background of course! I'm using one of my own digital stamps, it's a Dahlia, I mean it was just so much fun…

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VIDEO: Travel Watercolor Set Tips – Cotman Mini Plus Palette Hack & Test Paint

  I've been using a Sennelier Aqua mini watercolor set with my favourite colors in it as my travel palette for a couple of years now. It's ok but it does have some flaws. But then recently I found a new palette and I thought I would share it with you plus how I have hacked it, in case you are also looking for that perfect, dinky little watercolor travel set. The sets are listed in the supplies list below! But whilst you are here, I need your help! I've…

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VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

  You know that I love watercolors don't you? But sometimes I don't actually use them on watercolor paper. When I am making cards I tend to use a smooth, heavy weight, ordinary cardstock which is totally not a watercolor paper! But I love using it because it is a lovely bright white and you can get some really interesting effects, textures and looks using watercolors on it. So my video today gives you an easy watercoloring technique and some pointers on how to use your watercolors on non-watercolor…

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VIDEO: Easy Gelatos Technique For Adding Color And Texture

  I thought we could all do with some color! So in my Wednesday art video this week I am adding lots of color and texture using a really easy Gelatos technique. I mean, to be honest, you can try this technique with any of your colouring products, but I thought I would go full rainbow with my Gelatos and just share another way that you can use yours to add layers of interest to a piece. We often grab for lots of different products to build interesting layers…

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VIDEO: Spring Flower Collage – Mixed Media Mania Video Hop

  It's the thing you have all be waiting for! The Mixed Media Mania video hop has started! Lots of artists, amazing inspiration and lots of giveaways to boot! I know, right?! What is not to love?! It's going to be a beautiful art overload!   So all the info on the giveaway is below but a quick heads-up - to enter the giveaway you need to comment over on YouTube not on this blog post! I mean I love getting your comments here on my blog, of course…

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