painting watercolor resist crystals

Erin Kate Archer, ink & watercolor

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8 Videos (1h 28m)
    • trailer

    • supplies

    • anatomy, structures, & crystal shop tour

    • fluorite & apatite

    • celestite & aquamarine

    • amethyst & turquoise

    • moonstone & opal

    • project !


About This Class


crystals are magical, beautiful, & mysterious, and also fascinating from a scientific perspective!

this class will teach you everything you need to know for creating accurate watercolor resist crystals–from basic crystal anatomy to step-by-step instructions on illustrating an example from each of the crystal structures to wet on wet resist techniques & beyond!

i'll take you along to see all sorts of real life crystals for inspiration at an NYC crystal shop and arm you with reference material (with scientifically accurate sources!) to create your own raw resist crystals. 

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Very good instruction! Beautiful.
I love how much instruction this class has. You learn so much in making with the teacher.
Jaw Blake

Jawara is a painter

Learning these techniques has been like unlocking magical watercolor secrets! I loved it. Thank you, Erin. :]
Arleesha Yetzer

Watercolor Illustrator & Teacher





Erin Kate Archer

ink & watercolor

erin kate archer is a watercolor illustrator living & knitting in brooklyn, ny.

a lover of art and all things handmade & beautiful, she uses a variety of mediums to combine all three.

she's the illustrator of the children's book Finbar & Fiona and manages an array of illustration prints on etsy.

you can keep up with her at and across the internet (instagram, tumblr, facebook, twitter) @ekatearcher

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