Supplies & Tips

Supplies List

You will be using the same basic set of supplies for each painting every month. You can easily find these supplies on Amazon, Blick Art, or at your local arts and crafts stores. Below is a list of these supplies:

  • Canson Watercolor Paper pad (size 9x12)
  • Winsor & Newman Cotman Sketcher's Pocket Box Set
  • Round Brush Set (we will size 6)
  • Waterproof Black Pen to use for outlining (if desired)
  • Washi Tape or Scotch Painter's Tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper Towel
  • Water
  • Graphite Paper (optional if you plan to trace not using your windows or a light box)
  • Dr. PH Martin's Magenta Liquid watercolor (optional)
  • Dr. PH Martin's Phthalo Blue Liquid watercolor (optional)
  • Dr. PH Martin's Hansa Yellow Liquid watercolor (optional)
  • Hole Punch (optional for bookmark project)
  • Ribbon or bookmark tassels (optional for bookmark project)

Click here for PICTURES and LINKS to all of the items listed below on Amazon.

Tracing on Watercolor Paper

I use templates for this entire course because I don't want the art of drawing to stop you from being able to paint with watercolors. But that means, you need to be able to trace those templates onto watercolor paper.

Tracing on watercolor paper is actually very easy. I've found 4 different ways that you can trace on watercolor paper that are easy for any situation. I show you how to trace templates on to watercolor paper with graphite paper, a light board, an iPad or Tablet, and even your window! Check out the post here to see all four methods: