Spring is in the air! And while it’s easy to default to doing the usual such as painting Easter eggs or gifting (and eating) chocolate bunnies, why not change it up a bit and get something that sparks creativity?
So here is a quick spring gift guide, complete with tips on how to make the most of each one.
Spring is about new beginnings, so if you (or a friend) have been looking to learn how to use watercolours, why not check out the Starter Kit?
It comes with watercolour paints, brushes, a watercolour block, waterproof fineliners, and even an awesome llama pin to rock on your bag or clothes! And if you’re completely lost on how or where to begin, you’ll also get free access to one of our online workshops, suitable for beginners.
Even if you’re not a beginner, it’s a great “sampling” set of our products and workshops, so why not give it a try?
For those looking for something unique, check out the Mini Palette. Designed by Stephanie Law, this palette is perfect for those who like to paint outdoors (i.e. “plein air”) using the best mixing surface for water-based paints, which is porcelain.
A porcelain palette doesn’t cause the paint to “bead” on its surface, so it’s a great addition to any artist’s toolkit! You can also squeeze paints into the smaller wells, let them dry, and carry them around on an outdoor trip.
Cute, compact, and practical, this palette is sure to be a hit for both beginner and seasoned artists!
If you’re not sure what to gift your artist friend, why not try one of our many sketchbooks? They come in all sorts of different shapes, styles, and sizes, and they’re guaranteed to be useful to any artist.
While your artist friend may already have all the tools they need, a sketchbook is something they’ll constantly need to replace, as old ones get filled out over time. They’re also more frequently replaced than other tools like paints or brushes, so they’ll be used eventually!
Additionally, all our sketchbooks are made of 100% cotton paper, which makes them great for handling more water and bringing out all the vibrant colours of watercolour paint.
If you’re not sure which sketchbook to get, I recommend starting with the Etchr Sketchbook: Landscape for a bit of spring flavour, as the white canvas cover is like a “blank slate” to paint on. You can decorate it with all the colours of spring if you so wish, too! Plus the landscape orientation is best for painting the spring landscape around you.
To match the spring theme, why not get something colourful – literally? The Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set is a metallic palette packed full of gorgeous, vegan-friendly paints that will make any painting pop!
The little half-pans also look like wrapped pieces of candy, too, which you can take out and hide around a room or garden as an alternative to an Easter egg hunt! Just make sure to keep young children away, though, in case they mistake the paints for actual candy.
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Last but not least, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, so if you’re thinking of getting a card for Easter, why not paint one yourself instead? Our Watercolour Greeting Cards are perfect when paired with your gift or creativity, plus you can use them for more than one occasion!
They also come with matching envelopes, so you can send them off halfway around the world if you so wish. In any case, it’s a great way to gift someone flowers that never wilt or eggs that never break. You get to have a bit of your fun, and show off your art skills to boot!
Have you tried any of these products before? What are your plans for the spring season? Let us know in the comments below! Also, if you’d like to stay up to date on new product releases, or would like the occasional art tip or learn some new techniques, feel free subscribe to our email newsletter.