Watercolour vs. Gouache Paint – An In-Depth Look

Two very similar media can still yield very different results! In today’s blog post, we’ll be looking at the performance and visual qualities and see how best to...

Mixed Media Techniques with Watercolour

What is mixed media art? Mixed media refers to works of art that combine more than one medium or material. Pablo Picasso is one of history’s most famous mixed media...

Creating a Colour Chart

If you’re like me and have a slight addiction to collecting watercolour paints, then it’s probably difficult to keep track of all of them! Or maybe you just...

Watercolour Painting for Beginners

Watercolour has become a popular medium, yet it still intimidates many beginner artists. Here we will guide you through the basics of watercolour, the supplies you will need...

3 Easy Watercolour Valentine's Day Card Ideas

If you’re planning to get your valentine a gift, then you’re sure to want to include a card! Whether you’re writing to a significant other or just someone...

Everything You Need to Know About Granulating Watercolours

As you’re expanding your watercolour paint collection, you may have noticed that a few colours consistently produce a speckling effect.  Whether you love it or hate it, granulation...

How to Choose the Right Watercolour Paper for You

Being new to watercolour means learning many new things and making many choices. Today we'll discuss watercolour paper and how to select the right paper for you.  Some...

The Beginner's Guide to Watercolour Labels

It’s generally good advice never to ignore the small print, and that advice also applies here. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at watercolour paint labels,...

Watercolour vs Gouache vs Acrylic: What's the Difference?

Sometimes, as artists, we want to try them all! And by “them”, I mean all the different art media, especially the ones that are similar to what we’re...

3 Easy DIY Greeting Card Ideas using Watercolour and Gouache

This time of year, many of us are thinking of creative ways to treat our loved ones to something special. Homemade presents are always a winner because you...