Watercolor Basics: Paint Your Own Patterned Note Cards

Juliet Meeks, Designer and Artist

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5 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Getting Started

      1:00
    • 2. Supplies

      4:08
    • 3. Basic Techniques

      8:18
    • 4. Paint Your Cards

      5:45
    • 5. Final Steps + Cleanup

      2:00
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Project Description

Use the techniques you learned in this class to paint a set of note cards for any occasion. Feel free to have fun and experiment! The beauty of pattern is that the possibilities are endless, but you can keep the designs as simple or as complex as you like.

Your Class Project:

• Paint a set of 4, 6 or 8 cards
• Include a variety of patterns like circles, stripes, or ombre textures
• You can keep colors consistent across the board for a cohesive collection, or switch it up for a fun variety!
• Take a picture of your progress or final cards and upload it to the class

Links to Supplies*

To see all of my current favorite supplies, visit this link!

Supplies for this Class

PAPER:
Watercolor Note Cards - Pack of 10
Practice Watercolor Paper
Fluid Watercolor Paper
Square Watercolor Journal  (perfect for sharing on Instagram!)

PAINT:
Winsor & Newton Cotman Individual Tubes (I used Cobalt Turquoise and Permanent Rose)
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor 12 Tube Set
Watercolor Pan Set with tropical colors

PALETTE & STARTER BRUSHES:
Folding Palette (not shown in the video, but I love this one for easy travel)
Round Size 6 Brush
Oval Wash Brush

Plus, two jars for water and a paper towel

Bonus Supplies
You don't need these for this project, but here are some extra suggestions.

More Colors of Winsor & Newton Individual Tubes
Round Size 8 Brush
Round Size 12 Brush
Flat Size 4 Brush
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Block (high quality paper)

Final Steps

Don't forget to snap a picture of your progress or your finished cards so we can all see what you're working on and check out each other's patterns!

*These links are affiliate links through Amazon's Influencer program which means if you purchase I may get a percentage of the sale. This helps support my art business and I so appreciate it. I genuinely use and recommend all of these supplies!

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