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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 waffleflower.com 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! :)

Supplies

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
[ AMZUS ]
*Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp…
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Color Swatches die
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Color Wheels stamp set…
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Color Wheels stamp set
[ WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Color Wheels die
[ WFF ]
*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…
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS | MSW ]
*MISTI bar magnet
[ SSS | MSW ]
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
[ SSS ]

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180 Comments

  • Reply Isabelle August 6, 2018 at 8:46 am

    This release has been made specially for you ! LOL !!! It’s really useful and with all the tips and information I get on your blog or with the classes, I will surely make a good use of these stamps.

  • Reply Danelle G. August 6, 2018 at 8:53 am

    How interesting. The stamps seem a little small, maybe its because I can’t see them in person, but I am defiantly intrigued.

  • Reply Miriam Leech August 6, 2018 at 9:03 am

    This release is brilliant! And perfect for YOU!!! Thanks for the info on the travel watercolors! This hop is so fun and so helpful!

  • Reply Mary G August 6, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Basically BRILLIANT!! :-) Love the uniformity this will bring to my messy swatches; I have so many water based sets that I haven’t swatched, this makes so much sense!

  • Reply Andrea Hastilow August 6, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for saving me a fortune for starters, id seen these too but at the expensive price tag & was um & erming , so many thanks for your honest review. When I saw the waffle flower release the first people I thought of were you & Sandy Allnock, this is made for you two. Thanks for all your advice during this video.

  • Reply cyndi morris August 6, 2018 at 10:12 am

    My craft room goal is organization, but so far it hasn’t happened. Your ideas are great. This release could give me the inspiration to get started.

  • Reply Ania August 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Great review. Love the new stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Louanne Collins August 6, 2018 at 10:54 am

    These new swatch and color wheel stamp/die sets are FANTASTIC! I love the idea of swatching out my mediums but hate to make the charts so I don’t tend to do it a lot. This would make it easy to even swatch out color ideas for projects!

  • Reply Lynn Hardy August 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I’m going to need these swatch stamps now. I love your painted roses too! I’ve been taking your Simply Watercolor online card class and am loving it, but I’m only up to the second day so far. I got carried away doing lots of versions of the critter cards, but I’m looking forward to painting some landscapes and florals too.

  • Reply barbara lassiter August 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    This will definitely improve my swatch set for my watercolors, which hides in a drawer since it’s useless. Lol! I can see using it for other mediums as well. The roses are gorgeous BTW! I’m going to try that!

  • Reply Bunny August 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I love this release. I love organizing.

  • Reply Martha H. August 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome video – thanks for all the info!

  • Reply Cynthia Cole August 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This is a very unique release and clever way to make color swatches!

  • Reply Joyce E Preusser August 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    LOVE the new swatch stamps and dies! Can’t wait to get everything swatched.

  • Reply Brandy Duncan August 6, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I am going absolutely crazy over this release. It is so unique and has so many possibilities. I’ve never really been the one to swatch, but I’m going to be a swatching queen when I get these in my hands.

  • Reply Henriëtte August 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you Kristina for this very informative video.

  • Reply Arianna Barbara August 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Love this release!!! Great way to make color swatches!!!

  • Reply Deborah Kaye August 6, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Great tool for artists! I enjoyed the video of the new watercolors that you tried. They remind me of the Peerless watercolors in the format.

  • Reply Denise Mlady August 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    These swatch stamps look very useful. Thanks for the watercolor review.

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon August 6, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Waffle Flower has really created a buzz……. I think these stamps and dies will make all of our lives easier. Love that you still practice too Kristina, nicely done!

  • Reply Patty Beers August 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks Kristina. The watercolors were even cheaper today on Amazon. You have to be careful though because there are several that look very much alike. I used your link though and was able to get the right one.

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon August 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I think they would be great for travel. But some of your other points are well taken. I like these new products from Waffle flower. I think they are going to fly off the shelves….

  • Reply FD91354 August 6, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Home run for Waffle Flower. What a unique and creative idea for everyone! Love this new swatching kit!

  • Reply Cindy August 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    It is always nice to get information from those that know about what they talk. You do know you color.

  • Reply Keiren Dunfee August 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Your work is always so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your process!

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