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A Review of Cheap Watercolor Papers

Cotton paper is the gold standard for watercolor painting, but when you just want some cheap paper to practice with... what should you use? I put...

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Calligraphy vs. Hand Lettering vs. Brush Lettering

Calligraphy? Hand lettering? Brush lettering? What’s the difference? We’re breaking down the differences between ALL the types of...

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Don't Try Faux Calligraphy Unless You've Done This

Many people recommend starting your calligraphy journey with faux calligraphy, or fake calligraphy, but here’s why I don’t recommend...

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3 Things To Do When You Don't Feel Like Painting

As much as we all love to be creative, there are times when you just don’t feel like painting.

However, there are some things you can do to...

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Mix Your Own Reeves Peach

Reeves makes a popular introductory watercolor paint set that is commonly sold out... and a crowd favorite color is their Peach tube. Watch the...

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Stop Wasting Expensive Watercolor Paper

Nice cotton watercolor paper (like Arches) is the most important supply in your studio. But it’s expensive, and it’s no fun feeling...

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Light Pads for Watercolor and Calligraphy

Light pads (sometimes called light boxes) make life SO much easier whether you're tracing line art onto thick watercolor paper, or...

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Watercolor Mixing Charts: DON'T Make This Kind

Color mixing charts are crucial for understanding your paint colors -- but the most common type of mixing chart is NOT very helpful at all!

In this...

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How to Cut Your Own Mats to Frame Your Original Artwork

Unlike oil or acrylic paintings that are done on canvas, original art made from watercolor, gouache, or even calligraphy needs to be framed under...

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How to Choose a Watercolor Palette

There’s no ONE perfect palette that works for everyone… but with the help of this article (and video below), you can find one that...

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Meet the Artist: Kristina Granberg

“I don’t think that watercolor actually suits my personality that well,” artist Kristina Granberg admits as we sit in her living...

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Meet the Artist: Annie Mertlich from Wildfield Paper Co.

Artist Annie Mertlich has somehow mastered the art of capturing plants and florals in a way that’s relaxed, vintage, modern, and organic, all...

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