We are in uncertain times and though it might seem scary, we need to remain calm and keep faith. It’s also important to keep a sense of normalcy.
Some of my friends and I wanted to give you a few ideas you might want to try while you’re stuck at home.
My contribution is this amazing homemade watercolor recipe that you can make in minutes. I used to use it when my kids were little and they loved it.
This is what you will need:
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 tablespoons of water
Various fruit extracts
Ice cube tray
Measuring cup with spout
Stir stick or spoon
1. Place two tablespoons of cornstarch into a cup
2. Add two teaspoons of baking soda
3. Add one tablespoon of water and stir well.
4. Add desired color of food coloring to mixture and stir.
Here is a chart with the ratios of food coloring that you can use to achieve a variety of colors.
Optional: You can also add various fruit flavours to make them even more fun !
Pour into an ice cube tray and let it dry.
Last week, I suggested on my Instagram stories that during this uncertain times and lockdowns, we should learn a new skill.
And today, I want to announce that I will be providing free watercolor lessons here on my blog and over on my INSTAGRAM
Below are some of my favourite watercolor supplies. I have included beginner, intermediate and splurge.
1) Great for beginners: Artist’s Loft 2) My choice (splurge): Winsor and Newton Professional 3) Must have tube colors: Winsor and Newton Pink, Winsor and Newton Cobalt Turquoise 4) Sakura Set 5) Winsor and Newton Compact Set 6. Kuretake
1) My paper choice: Arche’s paper 2) Great for any level: Strathmore
1) My brush choice: Raphael brush / My brush splurge: Raphael brush 5 2) Water Pen: Sakura water pen (small), Medium, Large 3) Nice to have extras: Watercolor Markers 4) Perfect brushes for any level: Winsor and Newton 8 5) Winsor and Newton Pigment Markers
I recently discovered the art philosophy brand and I’m in love with them. They’re not only fairly affordable but the pigmentation and colors are gorgeous.
The Pastel Dreams are just that….such dreamy colors and perfect to paint flowers and those soft girly things.
The Tropicals are vibrant and exciting. I love them.
But if I had to just pick one it would be The Classics. This one is a must have set. The colors are beautiful and as you can see, they are also vibrant and with all the necessary colors.
I also added some watercolor pencils. These are great to draw initial sketches without having to worry about pencil marks.
As I mentioned before, I will put together a series of basic watercolor lessons. So make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can see my LIVE videos.
I haven’t decided what day I will go live yet but more than likely it will be on Wednesday. But don’t worry, I will save the videos for you and maybe add them to my YouTube channel as well.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please don’t forget to visit my friends below.
Keep safe, keep prayerful and God bless xo
Erin Prohaska says
This is so kind of you! Although I’ll have to severely quiet the comparison voices in my head when seeing yours. 😜❤️
Jenn Anderson says
Lucy, this is so nice of you! I admire your work very much!
Carol R says
Thank you for all this information! I like to use pencils to color. Branching out and trying new mediums will be interesting and fun!
WOW! Thank You! You made my day, can’t wait to see your lessons
Lucy, such a wonderful idea. Thank you.
This blog is one of the best blogs I’ve seen. You have a wonderfully artistic eye. I also think you have the best taste of any other blogger out there. Am looking forward to your lessons on water coloring. I hope my cake decorating color gels will work for this application. Thanks again,
Thank you! This amateur is looking forward to learning how to watercolor!
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Mary W says
This sounds like a fun thing to do with my grand kids as I live with them and we will all be needing distractions. I see this as an opportunity to get closer to them without actual contact and a way to bring some quiet time to their parents. We could go out on the back porch to play! Thanks for a great opportunity!
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That’s a very nice idea, very creative!
I just have to try to do it all myself :p
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