Today I'm going to share with you the watercolor supplies I purchased to start watercolors as a hobby!
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Watercolor paper has a specific texture and porosity that you will want to have versus a regular printing or sketching paper. This is so that the paint will blend, dry, and move along the paper in a desirable way. Here are some beginner papers I started with. I do most of my paintings in my sketchbook as this is my favorite way to paint, but I love the postcards if I want to give it as a gift, and the large sheets for bigger paintings.
Paints, Brushes, and Palettes
I knew that I wanted a higher quality paint and brush than what I had used growing up, but I wasn't ready to make the investment into the extremely expensive paints and brushes I saw at art shops. I did a lot of research and chose these affordable options that I thought would give me the look I was after. I am VERY satisfied and so far have no reason to upgrade!
I actually ordered the watercolor palette much later, when I realized I could mix my own colors and save them to use in future paintings. I now have this case with a ton of slots I can mix colors in, then I just let them dry up and next time I want to use them, they are ready to go with the stroke of a wet brush!
Here are a few extra fun tools I've picked up as well! The gold, white, or silver pens to add details on top of my watercolor paintings. The brush pens for watercolors on the go, or a fast "sketching" style. And masking fluid which you can paint onto the paper, and then peel off after your watercolor painting is done, leaving the untouched paper where it was left, paint free!
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