Watercolor Painting on Black Paper

This is a technique you must try! Watercolor Painting on Black paper is so much fun and the colors pop off the page! I share multiple examples with supply options below so I hope you find something you can use.

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Supplies I’ve used here:

To create a watercolor painting on black paper you will need to use paint that is not transparent- something that has a touch of opacity to it. The flowers were painted with the Paul Rubens Artist Watercolor Paints-Glitter Solid Colors and they look beautiful on black paper! The sketchbook I used is actually an Archer and Olive Black dot journal.

Watercolor painting on black paper:

The Paul Rubens Watercolor comes individually wrapped and in the rainbow set of colors that include pearly white and gold.

watercolor painting on black paper
paul rubens watercolor


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šŸƒšŸŒøPainting on black is so satisfying! Supplies linked in my blog post here https://www.smilingcolors.com/2019/12/watercolor-painting-on-black-paper/ (clickable link in profile) . Shared a quick unboxing of these shimmery #paulrubens #watercolors in my Insta Stories today! Don’t miss is šŸ™‚ . Sketchbook used here is the @archerandolive #archerandolive Black Out book. . . #theshinynestvideos #watercoloring #watercolorflorals #watercolorvideo #paintingonblack #blackpaper #paintingvideo #smithapaints #watercolours #watercolorpainting #artnerd #art_spotlight #watercolorsketch #florals #floralpainting #dsfloral #watercolorart #waterblog #watercolorflowers #watercolorillustration #blooms #artist_sharing #instablooms #blackpaper #createeveryday

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more examples of Watercolor Painting on Black Paper

Here I’m sharing a Brush Lettering on Black video that is basically a Watercolor Lettering Technique. The colors show up beautifully on black!

In the above video, I use the shimmery Gold and silver paints from thisĀ Gansai Tambi watercolor set. Itā€™s a great quality product and I love how the colors sit on the black paper. The matte white paint came from thisĀ Sakura Koi setĀ and this is a great travel set!

For the Let it snow example, I used theĀ Winsor Newton Cotman Round 8 brushĀ and the silver-white paint from theĀ Gansai Tambi WatercolorĀ set.

In the Stay cozy example, I used theĀ Royal Sable Round 0 brushĀ and theĀ gold paint from the Gansai Tambi Watercolor set.Ā 

Finally in the Baby, itā€™s cold outside example here, I used the white paint from the Sakura Koi watercolor set along with the water brush that is included with the set.


Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’m so thankful for your kind words and support.

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