Thursday, February 12, 2015

watercolor pencil paint palette

I don't know about you but I am always looking for ways to scale back my supplies when I am sketching or creating on the go. Sure I love to throw all kinds of supplies into my bag but there are times, especially when I am traveling or sketching outside, that it is more conveneint to keep it simple. And today I am sharing one of my favorite simple (oh SO SIMPLE) tips for creating a watercolor palette that is easy for taking on the go!

Watercolor pencils are a really fun supply to use in sketching and painting projects. They can be used like colored pencils but are water soluble- which means when you add water they turn into watercolor paint. There are all kinds of ways to use them- I like to use them when I add color to my drawing, they are great for adding details and adding dense areas of pigment.

But one of my favorite ways to use watercolor pencils is to create simple paint palettes that can be use for travel.

Because they go on the page like a pencil, you can fill a sheet paper with watercolor pigment. 



When you are ready to paint you can pull our your sheet of color and just add water! Pull that pigment off and paint with it.


I always use a water brush when I am painting on the go.

The best part is that you can toss the sheets of watercolor pigment into your pencil bag and take them where ever you go!

I like creating different color combos for different projects.



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