3 Common Watercolor Mistakes & How to Fix Them

fixing watercolor mistakes

Hi guys! So mistakes are something we all make, and there are three mistakes in watercolors everyone makes (both beginners and experiences painters!). These are spilling paint on an unwanted part of the paper, paint mixing and flowing into an area you didn’t want it to go into, and paint drying with unintended sharp edges. […]

Cool Pens and Baby Blocks!

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Hi friends! Happy Monday, and it’s finally March! Hooray! Hopefully spring will come soon, although I’m not holding my breath… the warm weather probably won’t be coming for another 2 months. So this weekend I finally made a little excursion to my local Staples and bought some pens! PaperMate InkJoy pens to be exact! I’ve […]

Koi Resin Zentangle Inspired Art Speed Paint Part 2

koi zentangle 2

Hi friends! This is the final half of the creation of my Zentangle-inspired resin layered Koi drawing! I hope you like how it turned out! The resin is cured so I used a brush tip Micron pen and Souffle pens to do some more tangles overtop! Then I poured a final layer of resin to […]

New Book Review Video Series Starting in March!

book review club

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a new series of videos I’ll be starting next month!  This is going to be an ongoing series that I’ll do a video for every now and then, similar to our Lucky Dip videos. A while ago I mentioned in a blog post that I was […]

Watercolor Alcohol Technique Tutorial

alcohol watercolor

Hi guys! So in this tutorial we’ll talk about the cool effect using rubbing alcohol has on watercolour. Alcohol and water don’t mix, so when rubbing alcohol is added to watercolors, they repel each other, which makes some fun bubbles and fish-eye type rings! This technique is specific to alcohol and watercolour, and while easy […]

Faber-Castell Gelatos Review

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Hi guys! It’s Monday again, and today I wanted to share with you my impression/thoughts/review of the Gelatos pigment sticks by Faber-Castell. (Please note that I have included affiliate links to Dick Blick that I hope you’ll use if you decide to try these for yourself!) I found these by accident looking through my local […]

Koi Resin Zentangle Inspired Art Speed Paint (Part 1)

koi zentangle 1

Hi guys! So if you read my blog you know that a little while ago I bought a new kind of canvas from Hobby Lobby, a liquid art panel by Pebeo. In this video I try it out by using it to create a two-layered resin zentangle drawing of a koi fish. Stay tuned for […]

Sketchbook Pages: Baby Memory Block and Woodland Creatures!

Baby rabbit with daisies

Hi guys! Happy Friday! So today I wanted to share something I’ve been planning to make, which is a memory block for Xavier.  Like a baby’s block, but with pictures and info about his birth.  So I drew up some plans in my sketchbook: So I’m going to have two pictures and two text sides. […]

Pigment+Palette 13th Edition Unboxing & Review

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Hi guys! Here’s the 13th edition of Pigment+Palette’s monthly box subscription. Let’s see what’s inside! The Products: Kroma Artist’s Acrylics Iridescent Silver Acrylic Paint Trekell #2 Round Golden Taklon Brush General’s The Masters Brush Cleaner Krink K-4 Paint Marker The Ratings: Happy Christmas Factor: 8/10 Value Factor: 10/10 So I’m thinking this time we all […]

Golden QoR Modern Watercolors Review

Golden QoR watercolors review

Hi friends! Happy Monday! So recently we received a sample palette in a Pigment+Palette box of Golden’s newest line of paint, the QoR Modern Watercolors (pronounced “core” as I’ve recently learned!).  I was super excited to try them out, as Golden is one of my most favourite paint companies! I’m in love with their acrylic paints […]