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Compact Travel Watercolors + Swatches and Color Mixing

Hello, all! Welcome to Watercolor Week! This week I’ll be sharing videos on various watercolor topics. In today’s video, I test out some watercolors I’ve seen online in multiple shops, but eventually found at Amazon. I’ll also be showing the new swatching stamp sets and dies from Waffle Flower.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For the main swatches, I used the new Color Swatches stamp set. I stamped the main blocks stamp twice to create a swatching area with 48 color areas (I cut off one row so that it was perfect for this 42 set of watercolors). I used Versafine Onyx Black for all the stamping since it’s a waterproof ink.

I then watercolored all of the colors from the travel watercolor set. After swatching all the colors, I wanted to just played a bit so I painted some florals, and practiced mixing colors by painting a color wheel.

Some of these stamps look a bit complicated. But Nina at Waffle Flower has a ton of info about the swatches sets and dies at their site. Check it out here.

Waffle Flower Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

Today’s post is part of a blog hop for Waffle Flower’s latest release. To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 8/12/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 8/15/2018.

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed at by 11:59pm ET on 8/15/18 will receive an Adhesive Eraser from our friends at Xyron! No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

And get hopping! I’m the last stop, so you can circle back to the Waffle Flower Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Travel Watercolors, set of 42
*Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp…
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*Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set
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*Waffle Flower Color Swatches die
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*Waffle Flower Color Wheels stamp set…
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*Waffle Flower Color Wheels stamp set
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*Waffle Flower Color Wheels die
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*Waffle Flower Swatch Tag stamp + dies
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Swatch stamp
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Swatch Tag die
[ WFF ]
*Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
[ SSS ]
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12…
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS | MSW ]
*MISTI bar magnet
[ SSS | MSW ]
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Carol August 5, 2018 at 6:14 am

    I just love this concept!

  • Reply Angela R August 5, 2018 at 6:43 am

    What a great idea, so many colors and so portable!!

  • Reply carlajinAR August 5, 2018 at 6:49 am

    love this!

  • Reply Betty J August 5, 2018 at 7:06 am

    What an amazing stamp set to use to swatch a new set of water colors! A must have for those of us who are newer to watercolor and have a bit of organization OCD

  • Reply SmilynStef August 5, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Those travel colors look super-fun … love the swatching

  • Reply Mirit Rosenbaum August 5, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Wonderful idea by Waffle Flower! Thank you for reviewing

  • Reply Colleen Howell August 5, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Love the ideas, your water coloring is always so pretty thanks for sharing

  • Reply Sandra August 5, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Love the compact size of these watercolors! Very helpful tutorial on setting up color swatches!

  • Reply Heike August 5, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Great idea and very helpful

  • Reply Megan August 5, 2018 at 8:11 am

    What time saving stamps, brilliant.

  • Reply Debbie Rumpza August 5, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Love the way this release will help me to get organized and learn more about color!

  • Reply Andrea Castora August 5, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Love this release and that watercolors set looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Reply Katherine August 5, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Those travel colors are so cute! My watercolor box is altready full so I am afraid I will have to break down and buy a new storage container. TFS!

  • Reply Carmen Lalande August 5, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Great video! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply kelly booth August 5, 2018 at 8:35 am

    LOVE this release….. so many things to organize!! xoxo

  • Reply Trisha August 5, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I just recently purchased the same travel watercolor set. I’m so glad you shared this, really helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply Deb L August 5, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Great organizing tools

  • Reply Melissa August 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

    The more examples I see of these swatch making sets, the more I want them! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Connie August 5, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I think these will be very helpful.

  • Reply Renee Drew August 5, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Didn’t think I really needed to do this, as I don’t use watercolor much with my card-making, but my touch of OCD wants to do this now. Your fabulous video makes it seem easier than ever!

  • Reply susie sonnier August 5, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Love the swatch stamp set. Great idea

  • Reply Mary Holshouser August 5, 2018 at 9:15 am

    A fantastic idea that’s been needed for a long time.
    Glad Waffle Flower came up with the stamps needed.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Theresa Petermann August 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    such a brilliant concept with both practical and fun applications. thanks as always for sharing.

  • Reply Yvonne August 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I travel a lot and these paints are so convenient. The stamp set is a must have to organize all my watercolors. Thanks for the video.

  • Reply Cathy Y August 5, 2018 at 9:20 am

    OMG – I was SO excited to see these stamps & dies. I think I spend more time making coloring charts than making projects, so these will be a fantastic addition to my collection of stamps & dies!!!

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