I’ve been dabbling with watercolor painting lately. I’ve always found watercolors fascinating, and this Easy Watercolor Painting Project was right up my alley.
I loved art in elementary school. I had two little brothers growing up, so I didn’t get to paint at home. Painting in art class was a real treat.
I remember the first time we did watercolor painting at school. I had colored with watercolor paints before, but I had never had an instruction. I had never really created anything “pretty” with watercolors.
The first thing the art teacher told us to do was to wet the paper with water. I was like….What? Really? No one had ever told me that very important part! Then she told us to put water on the paint colors that we were going to use. I didn’t know that either! No wonder I always ended up with a less than stellar artwork with dull, pale colors.
She showed us how to create a simple scene with a sky and grass. I was amazed watching the colors mixing and flowing.
Fast forward 35 years. My mom is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, and she had ordered some watercolor paper. She wanted me to play with it. Two packs of paper later, and I’m completely smitten once again with watercolor paints.
I still can not create anything spectacular, but I am still fascinated with how the colors blend.
I bought this watercolor resist canvas for my niece, but I liked it so much I painted it myself. I’ll have to buy some more. I saw some new patterns that will be so pretty.
Supplies Needed for Easy Watercolor Painting
- Cosmo Cricket Watercolor Resist Block
- Watercolor paints
- Fairly fat paintbrush
- Old Rag
- LIGHTLY wet the block before adding watercolor paint. I added a little too much at first, and the colors were very pale.
- I made a horizontal pattern, but you can make an type of pattern you like.
- Remember not to mix colors that are across from each other on the color wheel. They won’t blend and will be an ugly brown.
- You might want to experiment on plain paper before painting your block.
- See the video below to see how I painted my project.
I told you this was an easy watercolor painting project. I think I might add some shimmer or glitter to mine. All things are better with GLITTER!