How to use Watercolor Paint Tubes ( Blend, Activate, Create Flowers )
- on November 11, 2020
- Categories: Blog
Artist: Shayda Campbell
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This tutorial demonstrates how to blend and activate watercolor paint using our set of 50 Watercolor Paint Tubes. It also demonstrates how to utilize the watercolor paint tubes to create 7 beautiful flowers! Color selection is completely up to you but the colors demonstrated in the video are listed in “List of Supplies” as well as the steps below.
Let’s get started!
List of Supplies
● GenCrafts Watercolor Paint: Set of 50 - W101, W102, W113, W116, W121, W122, W125, W140, W142, W145, W148, W150
● A paintbrush
● Cold press Watercolor Paper or a Watercolor Sketchbook
Blending/Activating the Watercolors
Step 1: Remove the cap from the Watercolor Paint Tube and pierce the top with the back of the cap.
Step 2: Squeeze a little bit of paint into the different sections of the palette according to your desired color code sequence. Add additional colors if needed.
Step 3: Grab a paintbrush (a synthetic pointed round paint brush is used for demonstration)
Step 4: Select a color and set it in the center of your palette to be mixed.
Step 5: Gently dip and swirl your paint brush into your cup of water.
Step 5: Add the wet paint brush to your selected color and gently mix until you get a soup-like consistency.
Step 6: Paint your selected color onto a piece of watercolor paper
“Keep in mind: As you add lighter paint and more water, you will be able to blend and bleed that color. The more water you add to your water colors, the lighter they will get. Less water will result in a more saturated color. You can release extra pigment into a wet area and it will naturally bleed out into that area.
Creating 7 Flowers:
Feel free to use any colors that you want for the creation of your flowers. The colors mentioned below are the ones that were used in this Tutorial for your reference.
Step 6: For flower #1, mix W125 Magenta and W113 Crimson Red and start painting in a loose-spiral motion.
Step 7: Add some water to the brush and begin in the center of the spiral to bleed the color out.
Step 8: Add a little more pigment to the center.
Step 9: For the stem and leaves, mix W145 Light Green and W140 Forest Green together.
Step 10: Gently glide the tip of the paint brush for the stem(s)
Step 11: For the leaves lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.
Step 12: For flower #2, mix W122 Violet, W150 White, and a little W142 Grey to create a milky lavender color.
Step 13: Begin by creating a U shape and add curvy lines to your liking as well as little dots on top of the lines (as shown in the image). Be sure to add a stem.
Step 14: For flower #3, use the color W101 Warm Yellow for the 4 petal flowers.
Step 15: Begin by lightly stroking the center of the brush to create the petals of the flower
Step 16: Next, use W140 Forest Green for the stems. Gently glide the tip of the paint brush to create the stems
Step 17: Again for the leaves, lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.
Step 18: For flower #4, begin with a few straight lines for the stem in W140 Forest Green
Step 19: For the petals, use W121 Purple and lightly stroke linear lines to create the shape of the flower petals.
Step 20: For flower #5, it is very similar to flower #3: Gently glide the tip of the paint brush to create the stems.
Step 21: Use W116 Blush and begin painting linear brush strokes to create a bloom at the top of the flower.
Step 22: For flower #6, begin by moving your brush in a circular motion to create a berry shape
Step 23: Again for the stem gently glide the tip of the paint brush. For the leaves, lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.
Step 24: Use W148 Dark Brown for adding dots to the berries. Simply use the tip of your brush and lightly dot onto the top of each berry.
Step 25: For flower #7 (Daisy) Use W102 Bright Yellow and pull the brush towards you four times to create the long petals
Step 26: Use W148 Dark Brown and create dots in a circular shape to create the stamen at the center of the flower
Step 27: Again for the stem gently glide the tip of the paint brush. For the leaves, lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.
You’ve Made It!
Great! You now have learned how to activate and blend using watercolor paint tubes. You’ve also learned how to create 7 flowers using our set of 50 Watercolor Paint Tubes! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and continue to make all of the art creations that you desire.
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