Hello blog readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful (not too hot) summer! I wanted to tell you all about a class I am teaching at Big Picture Classes called Five Techniques with Watercolor. I have included a list of all of the products I used in the class (which are my favorite watercolor products) at the end of this post. The class is active NOW, so you can take it any time if you are a member at BPC. OR you can sign up for your two week free trial to see if you like it first. I know you will as they have so many great classes offered and just keep adding more!
My class has several lessons and videos about how to use watercolors. This was my first time making videos and I found out how much work they are! I have a lot more respect for the youtube sensations out there now - haha. But I'm pretty sure I won't be one any time soon!
The class is broken into five different lessons as follows:
1. Products you need to watercolor - review of all of the different paints, brushes, and papers available and charts showing the color selections for each. I review how the paints do in a wet wash as a comparison and give my recommendations in each price range.
2. Watercolor washes - I show each type of watercolor wash and how to do it. I have a lot of projects using each type in use. Watercolor washes are great for card and layout backgrounds and are so fun to make!
3. Using your stamps with watercolors - I make several projects using stamps I have on hand. I teach some different techniques using stamps including emboss resist and masking.
4. Watercolor lettering - I show how to do brush lettering with watercolors. I show different ways to use your watercolors for layout titles or decorative quotes. I love this part of the class as I can't get enough of forming letters with a brush and paints - inexpensive and therapeutic too!
5. Painting florals into wreaths - I show lots of wreaths I have painted and a video on how to paint florals. If you aren't into drawing your own, I also show ways to use your flower stamps to make wreaths.
By the time you are done with this class, you should have a good basic understanding of how to use watercolors and be able to start incorporating them into your crafting projects. I love color and this medium is my all time favorite way to add color to everything! I hope some of you will take the class - I promise it will be worth the money (or the free trial membership!) I put so much time into it and there are tons of projects showing each of my techniques - some of which are shown throughout this blog post.
Here are links to my favorite watercolor products if you are interested in purchasing any. Let me know in the comment section if you took the class and what you thought of it! Happy summer friends! suzy