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Teaching myself how to watercolor.

I have not historically been a very artistic person. But after a few fun nights out with friends at those Paint and Sip events, I have started dabbling in other mediums. The most recent has been watercolors or more specifically watercolor brush pens.

I’m still not at a place where I feel super confident with the craft, but I can see improvement slowly but surely and more importantly I’m still having fun with it.

A few of the things I’ve learned:

  • Paper thickness is super important. Non-watercolor paper will definitely curl and warp after it gets wet.
  • The watercolor pens blend better than the pencils or at least take less water to blend. The colors are also deeper.
  • If the paper starts to pill, it’s getting too wet.
  • Fineliner markers work great for small details.
  • The watercolor brush pens I have do not work great for handlettering.

Here are some of my recent masterpieces. They’d probably be more impressive if I lied and said my 9 year old made them.

One of these days I’m going to buy some actual watercolors and see how they compare. What kind of hobbies are you doing these days?

By Jen E @ mommablogsalot

Mom to 2 kids and 1 dog. Wife of 1 handsome engineer. I'm almost always found behind the camera, in front of the computer, lost in a good book or dragging my family on another new adventure.