Today I decided to try my hand at watercolors. I've never really been a painter; I've worked with acrylics, but just for fun. SO I thought I'd give watercolor a try and I'm already in love. I have no real idea what I'm doing, but it's fun just playing around and discovering new things. 

I've always made it a point to have a craft in my life that's just for me, that I don't do for the shop, but just something that feeds my soul and helps me grow creatively - I've been slacking on this as of late. I think this may be a new, just for fun, hobby!

I could use any and all pointers you may have! Links or just tips, are welcome - just leave them in the comments. Thanks friends!

xo. melisa


  1. I have no tips but these are gorgeous!

  2. Anonymous8.4.13

    Have you heard of watercolor journaling? Such a fun idea, especially if you want to keep your painting personal!

  3. I love water colors! I have no tips and tricks since I do it for fun as well, but I hope you have fun!

  4. These are great! I have some watercolor markers that I love using for the spirit-feeding kind of art :)


  5. there's something about the thickness of the paper and almost translucentness of watercolour painting. if you use painters tape or masking tape and tape your paper down on a firm piece of cardboard, it will keep it from doing the bendy thing. and try sprinkling some salt on some wet watercolour paint on your page.

  6. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your creative process!