Sunday, August 2, 2009

Watercolor crayon palettes for postcard sketches

Quick art materials list for putting together a watercolor class activity with little equipment and keeping the potential mess to a minimum: watercolor crayon palettes, waterbrush or watercolor brush, and blank postcards. Portable watercolor palettes can be easily made by scribbling watercolor crayons like Faber Castell aquarelle sticks on index cards.
To activate the watercolor palette card, simply swirl a waterbrush or watercolor brush loaded with clean water on the dry watercolor crayon swatches.
Loading up a #3 Trekell Kolisnky round watercolor brush.
Then simply painting on a blank postcard with the fresh color washes.
This watercolor palette card was made with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons on a sheet of glossy card stock. The colors dissolved readily with the wet brush and went down brightly on a Cotman watercolor postcard. These watercolor crayon palette cards do not take up much space and can be customized with color selections according to different subjects: primary colors, secondary colors, and convenience colors for depicting skin tones and different kinds vegetation.

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