NEW VIDEO – Aqua Painters: The Basics of Watercoloring

Last week, I shared a clean and simple card that I water colored with soft and sweet colors.  Here’s the card I shared (you can click on the picture to see the original post):

Indescribable Gift, An Open Heart, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP241Not only am I in love with this branch of flowers (from Indescribable Gift), but I am in love with this sentiment (from An Open Heart).  I’m happy to share this video that dives a little deeper into how I used Aqua Painters to water color these beautiful flowers.  Enjoy!

Stamp Sets: Indescribable Gift, An Open Heart Papers: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Watercolor Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding Accessories: AquaPainters, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Indescribable Gift, An Open Heart, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP241


I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial.  I hope you will give water coloring a chance.  The more you paint, the more artistic you can get with it.   The key is to get on the bike and give it a try! Weekly Deals.  The new Weekly Deals were announced yesterday.  What a wonderful selection of discounted products this week!  Check them out here:

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Spring Card SwapSpring One-for-One Swap.  I have announced my Spring One-for-One Swap.  If you haven’t participated in one of these, NOW is the time.  It’s a great way to share your work with others and receive a beautiful card in return.  I’ll even share the projects on my blog – you don’t want to miss out on this!  There’s not a lot of time to mail your card to me, so start preparing your beauty.  🙂  For more information about this swap, please check out this post.

in with the old & in with the newIN WITH THE OLD & OUT WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring Items List, I’m sharing my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.

When you spend at least $50 with me, I’ll send you:

  • FREE PRODUCT FROM THE UPCOMING ANNUAL CATALOG*.  I’ll send you my favorite new accessory from the soon-to-be-released catalog when it’s released in June.  While I haven’t seen the new catalog and can’t tell you what that item will be, I can tell you it’ll be something I love valued at $4-$6.
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  1. Well Brian, you just used my favorite items for water coloring…..SU inks and the aqua painter. Since SU inks are water based, they are just perfect for water color, they blend beautifully and, when this happens, the colors change a bit and become softer, then you can easily add shading by applying more ink to the areas where you need it.
    I’m so glad you did this video so everybody can see that it’s so easy to achieve a beautiful water color look on your cards using this technique.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tips and video. 🙂

  2. I think the specifics that you brought out will be helpful to someone that wants to try water coloring . It is fun and the more you practice the easier it gets . Good good video !

  3. Thank you, Brian. I have these and never used them because Blendies came in ( and out). I’m going to try this out!

  4. Hi Brian:

    I really love my Aqua painters! The best part about them is that you can use one color, then just wipe the tips on a piece of scrap paper and go into another color. No run to the sink to wash the tips, no changing tips, no having to have one for every color. So quick and easy to use and they really do make for easy “painting” with a very professional look when you are done. Thanks for the video, I just love when I can bring you right into my craft room via a video.

  5. Loved the video Brian! For a beginner like me, it was very good and easy to follow. Love the technical part about drying!

  6. Thank-you, thank-you for doing this video! I purchased a set of Aqua painters several weeks ago and just love them. I had written you about them and you encouraged me to give them a try. I haven’t stopped using them! They are wonderful and worth the price. As you said watercoloring IS a fun technique and it’s also very forgiving.

    • Sharon – I’m so glad you gave them a try and am happy you are enjoying them. Aqua Painters open up a whole new world of artistry. Thanks for letting everyone else know how sound my advice was. 🙂

  7. Super cool Bri (I can call you Bri… right?)!!! I have this product and FORGOT how awesome it is. Have not seen the 3-shades-of-color-in-one-flower technique, thank you for sharing!

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