Rich and creamy Gansai Tambi Water Colors from Kuretake come all the way from Japan and they will give you some really beautiful results every time you use them
These Gansai Tambi Water Colors are full of pigment and they will last you quite some time as you need very little paint on the brush to get a good result.
This little card would be sure to delight a child and it was very easy to achieve.
Now I can hear many of you saying "I can't draw ... paint ...etc." well my answer to that is neither can I
But you can get over the fear that you have of putting that color onto some blank card and having a go
The fence and the birds in this card are free hand drawn and the video shows you how to do them
This video is quite long as I take you from start to finish on coloring this card. Use any character stamp that you have in your personal "Stash"
This is an old stamp and I don't know if it is still available
The Christmas tree in this picture is free hand drawn but if you don't feel confident enough to try this then you can always leave it out. Practise on some scrap card first.
The ink that I have used to stamp my images is Archival Back Ink that is suitable for water colors. It won't run as you wet it.
You will also need Water Colour Card as ordinary card will pill and spoil the look of your design.
Please be aware that there are different qualities of card and the one that I have used in the video is Daler Rowney Mixed Media Card and there are 30 sheets in the pad for £6.95
Some card has a rough side and smooth side ... you can choose which one you prefer.
Try both sides to see which gives you the best result.
The dishes for the water are cheap pie tins from the local supermarket and the board that I taped my water color card to was another cheap item from the same shop
I use some washi tape to hold the card in place as that will help stop it warping.
The brushes that I have used are a # 2 which is the fine one and #8 for the backgrounds.
They are Sable hair brushes but they were not expensive. In fact the #2 brushes were 50p each and so I bought five of them .... cheap as chips !
Please also be aware that there are different qualities of paint and cheaper ones will not have as much pigment in them as the Gansai Tambi ones that I am using.
I am not saying that you rush out and buy these paints but just to make you aware that if you use the ones you have and don't get a good result then check your paints and your card.
I bought my Gansai Tambi Water Colors from Amazon and they cost about £22
I chose the 36 set because they have a pearl, gold and white pans in them and I thought that they would be a useful addition in my coloring. But the pans can all be bought individually.
So are you ready to give water coloring a try ???
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