Watercolors

Watercolor bookmark tutorial

Hey there!

So today I have a surprise for you, and this is something new for me too. 🙂

I have been requested repeatedly for tutorials and classes and workshops, and while workshops and classes are not possible at the moment, I thought of preparing a little tutorial for you. I hope you enjoy.

I shall be waiting for your feedback on this one. 🙂

So, a few days ago, I made watercolor bookmarks with left over pieces of paper and a paint marker that I found while cleaning my cabinet. I decided to play with it and the results were pretty cute. 😀 A lot of people asked me about it, so I decided to make a tutorial for these bookmarks.

So, let’s begin!

First things first… here are the things you’ll need.

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  1. Watercolor paper. I cut mine to a size of 2.25 x 6.50 inches.
  2. Masking tape.
  3. paper cutter
  4. A big round brush
  5. blue and magenta watercolors
  6. white paint marker.

And that’s it! 😀

Now let’s get to the fun part !!

Step 1

Start of by cutting the paper to your desired size. Mine was 2.25 x 6.50 inches. Use a paper cutter to get sharp clean edges.

Tape your paper onto a board or a surface that you are painting on. This might get a bit messy, so make sure your work space can handle that.

Taping the paper also helps create a neat edge to your bookmarks.

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Step 2

Now, using a larger brush (I used a no.10) wet the whole paper using clear water. The paper should NOT have puddles of water, just a gloss on it to help the paint move around.

Once the paper is wet, put some magenta color splotches on the paper. It’s totally up to you, where you want the paint to go. Watch the color spread on the paper.

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Step 3

Once you have applied the magenta paint, apply the blue paint on to the left over white area. Make sure there is no white space left.

The blue and magenta will mix to make beautiful purple color.

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Step 4

When you are happy with the colors, let it dry completely.

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Step 5

Start doodling on the paper using your white paint marker. Let your imagination go wild!

 

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I think I am quite happy with my doodling. So I’ll stop here.

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Step 6

Now comes the best part…!

Carefully remove the tape, making sure the paper doesn’t tear.

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Step 7

Be proud of your bookmark! 😀

Here’s how mine looks… I would love to see yours!

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I made a couple more. Here’s a pic of the whole family.

Here’s a little tip for you… Use dark colors. It will make the white marker show better.

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Hope you had fun!

Have a colorful day.

 

S

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