If you think “fine art” when you hear “watercolor”, today’s video will dispel the notion that only fine artists use them successfully. While I’m not a fine artist and don’t use watercolors in the same way as someone who is, I love the results I get working in my own mixed-media-play way.
If just one thing sticks in your head (kind of like an earworm… I digress) I hope it’s “the color will follow the water”. That’s my mantra when I use watercolors and am almost always really happy with the results when I let the water guide the color.
Prima’s line of watercolor sets, their awesome papers, cards, and other bits, are today’s MidWeek Muse topic. One thing worth noting, and you’ll hear me mention it a couple of times, is that the because each of the paper products have been printed on watercolor paper, the paints work beautifully. You can use them on other papers for sure, but not with the same promise of success that’s inherent to working on watercolor paper.
The other thing you’ll see me using is Pentel’s Aquash Brushes. I’m a huge fan of Tim Holtz’s Detail Waterbrush, but when I work with a water brush and watercolors, I want one that most closely resembles a regular watercolor brush. For me, that’s the Aquash Brushes.
At the time this video goes live there are 5 sets of Prima Watercolors, with a 6th waiting in the wings. There is also a really nice selection of “printed on watercolor paper” products that you can watercolor on. I think you’re going to really enjoy working with both!