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Watercolor Leaves – Mixing Colors on the Brush

Happy Tuesday, all! I’ve been watching lots of watercolor videos at Instagram recently, and I’m fascinated by watercolor leaves and flowers. The other day I practiced painting leaves and loved how it turn out so much that I decided to turn it into a card.

(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).

I painted the leaves with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and a Size 12 Round brush from Royal & Langnickel. As for paper, I used a 5×7 watercolor block from Fabriano.

I loved how the different tones of yellow, green, and blue mixed on my brush! I practiced loading up one color on my brush and then dipping the tip of the brush into another color, and then painting leaves. You can see examples of this in the video above. It’s such a fun technique! And not one that I can take credit for. I’ve seen multiple people on Instagram use particular technique over and over.

To make my watercolor practice sheet into a card, I created a case base out of In the Navy cardstock from Gina K Designs, and diecut a greeting using Gold Foil Cardstock from Altenew and one of the dies in Concord & 9th’s Fabulous Phrases die set.

I hope you enjoy today’s video! Thanks for stopping by!

Want to go on a cruise with me?

On a sidenote… I am organizing a group cruise for crafters in Feburary 2019! For more info, please see this post/video at Facebook. I’m in the early planning stages and am trying to gage interest. Hope you can join!


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.

*Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White, 5×7 Block
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set, 36 Colors (AZ)
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brush, size 12 round
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Gina K Designs In the Navy Card Stock
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Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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*Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
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Stick It Adhesive
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Maureen Reiss March 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Really Gorgeous!!! I’ve been seeing these alot on IG and was wondering how to do it so thanks!!!

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