June 19, 2017

Basic Water Color Supplies for Beginners | How to easily Hand Paint Flowers | Video | Giveaway (closed)

Winner Announcement :

ETA - Thank you so much everyone for your participation and for the beautiful comments. Really appreciate it! I will be soon with another giveaway so stay tuned.. :)

And now the lucky winner who won the above stamp set is


Congratulations, Ishani. Kindly write a mail to deeptistephens@gmail.com. Thank you :)

If you are my regular blog reader you know that I love Water Colors and how much I am in love with it. I have a very few water color mediums like Distress Inks, Koi Water Colors, Student water Colors, Water color Markers and Faber Castell Water Color Pencils. Since I am a water color enthusiast I googled and searched best and inexpensive water color supplies for beginners. Yep! I am a beginner too so you'll certainly find a lot of mistakes in today's post. :p

Basic Water Color Supplies for Beginners

(Disclaimer : All opinions are my own. I found these supplies work best for me. If you want to purchase or if you feel other supplies work best for you then that's good! Once again all opinions are my own!!)


I started by cutting down the water paper exactly to the size of the main card base then I started hand painting the flowers. To paint the solid images I used medium flat brush. 

And for the brisk strokes on the inside of the flower I used a fine tip paint brush.

I then drew the stems and leaves. They are not at all perfect but I liked it :) Later I added a wash of green color at the bottom of the water color panel and muted down the color by adding some water.

I added splatters of black paint and stamped the sentiment from Mudra - Wild Rose in Archival Jet Black Ink. Finally I adhered the panel over the main card base with Red Sticky Tape!


I have made a video for you showing you the entire process of making this card. I hope you like it :)


I just want to THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for showing me such love and encouragement in all the things that I do and I am doing! Enter your name below and I will draw ONE lucky winner on 24th of June, 2017. Thank you :)


  1. Truly a perfect and inspirational post for beginners! I love your watercoloring Deepti! Thanks for the opportunity to win some Stamps of Approval by Catherine! Would love to win!!!

  2. Its really a good post for beginners like me. U made a Lovely water colour card.
    Would love to win your giveaway.
    Fingers crossed

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial and having a giveaway :)

  4. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you....you made it look so easy and beautiful.

  6. I love watercolors but not very good at it. Love your card and thank you for showing us the process. I will give this a try today...Wish Me Luck!

  7. Great tutorial and pretty result. Thanks.

  8. Well done tutorial! You make it look so easy that I want to try it!

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the video.

  10. Beautiful card! Love the colorful flowers! I'd love to try this!

  11. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I struggle with watercoloring and appreciate any and all help. The giveaway is also awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Have an awesome week! :)

  12. Wow! You free handed these flowers...you did really nice work. I think I can try this...I don't know, I'm not very good at drawing, but thanks to your video...I'll try.

  13. Wow! I didn't know that such a beautiful design could be done so simply! I think that after watching your video, I want to try this. Thank you so much!

  14. Lovely painting and you make it look so easy. I will try it. Thanks for the video.

  15. I want to learn water colouring too.. am glad I saw your video :) Your tutorial makes it look so easy! Thankyou!

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  17. Wow! Your video gives me the encouragement I need to try this myself, a technique I've been longing to try. Thank you!

  18. Omg! Thankyou so much Deepti.. this will be so special to me :)