How To: Watercolor Creams with Kansas McGraw

Learn three different techniques for using our versatile Brea Reese Watercolor Creams! Follow artist Kansas McGraw as she creates three different watercolor ice cream treats.

 

Designed By: Kansas McGraw, IG: @toneswatercolorco
Time to Complete: 30 mins
Skill Level:
Messy Level:2
Age Range:9-12

Instructions

How to Use Watercolor Creams (3 Techniques)
Technique 1:
  1. Sketch out your design with pencil or watercolor pencil
  2.  Apply the watercolor creams directly onto your watercolor paper. Kansas used the colors orange, white, and red.
  3.  Take a watercolor brush or a paintbrush that is wet with water and blend from the edges toward the center, remembering to leave white space in the center between the two colors. 
  4. Blend the middle area, using your wet paint brush

Technique 2:

  1. Sketch out your design with pencil or watercolor pencil Use a palette or the inside of the watercolor case and lay the creams down. Kansas used the colors green, white, and blue for the ice cream and brown for the cone as well as the chocolate chips.  
  2. Add water to the creams and the creams will turn into liquid watercolor.
  3. Paint just like you would with watercolor paints.

Technique 3: 

  1. Sketch out your design with pencil or watercolor pencil
  2. Wet the section of the watercolor paper that you want to paint on.
  3. Take your paint brush and pick up the pigment from the watercolor cream and paint or dip the watercolor cream into water and color directly on the wet paper.
  4. Blend and spread the colors out.