Over that last few years, with the assistance of coupons, I have purchased a variety of watercolor (WC) papers and mediums. I love the look of watercolor painting and have been inspired by many artists and crafters. It was not until I took a class from My Creative Classroom with Colleen that I actually started playing and practicing with all my WC stuff.
I had the idea (actually Marriane inspired this idea with her suggestion of creating a sample book for Copics) of developing sample pages of papers and mediums. Please Note: Had I thought about sharing this idea BEFORE I started doing it, I would have cut the paper uniformly, written much neater and right side up - I'll think you'll get the idea even if you can not read my writing. :o)
1. I used StazOn Stoned Gray to stamp several images on the various WC papers. I chose a flower stamp (Stampin! Up!) because I wanted to use the petals to show the different mediums. You can use any stamp you have that works for you [use what you have!! I'm learning that.... for a period of time, I was purchasing ever new tool, paper, and medium I saw. I have not bought new clothes for three years - all my clothes funding has gone to crafts. :o)]
2. I created a KEY to show which petals of the flower I colored with which medium. I put a dot in the upper right hand corner of each paper, so I would keep the correct orientation of the papers as I colored.
3. After completing, I put my samples pages into my little Art Porfolio (Hobby Lobby). I removed the black sleeves so I could read my writing on the back of my WC paper.
WC Mediums Used:
Hope these suggestions and tips help!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!