I’m sneaking in a few minutes of quiet painting during this busy holiday season to create these beautiful watercolor poinsettias today. Video tutorial + step by step photos included for you to paint along with me
If you enjoy Christmas Crafts and painting Handmade Christmas Cards, I’m sure you will enjoy this tutorial today!
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I received the Tombow Dual brush pens from Tombow USA as part of being on their design team. I love these pens and hence am sharing this tutorial with you today!
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- Make sure to wash your brush out often, so it has no paint on it, but keep it loaded with clean water while you paint over the marker.
- Painting with water over the marker creates a natural gradient within your flower shape. It will be darker at the bottom of the shape, and lighter at the top, much like flowers are in nature.
- Always create a contrast of colors. If you don’t think you have enough contrast or that it needs more saturation at the bottom of the flowers, then feel free to add another layer of marker color once the paper dries.
- Use a watercolor paper. This technique of spreading the Dual brush colors with water will not work on thinner papers!
Other Useful Tutorials:
- Simple watercolor flowers using Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow Dual brush pen color chart with all 108 colors
- What is the best paper for Tombow brush pens?
- Watercolor Masking Fluid: How to get great results every time