A watercolour challenge Cass Art
recently contacted me about the possibility of collaborating with them working with watercolour. When I initially looked at their website, I was a little intimidated because they have lots of materials for “serious artists” and I am a crafter who can barely draw. However, watching the video on their about us page, one section struck a chord. They talked about the fact that most people give up art sometime after school because they believe they do not have a skill. Hearing these words, took me right back to several conversations with the art tutor during my teacher training course. Because a classical artist taught me art during my middle school years I grew to believe if I couldn’t produce a “photo-like” reproduction of something then I couldn’t draw. In the kindest way possible he tried to bash this opinion out of me verbally, but it was deeply embedded. I have since gone on to at least be a crafter though.
So you’re taking up art?
Receiving this timely reminder from Cass Art that art was about expressing yourself and having fun I decided to take this watercolour challenge. I’m still not going to draw, although in my last Fibromyalgia post about my Companions
I did attempt some digital drawing. I am going to some new techniques though! Part of Cass Art’s mission is to provide top quality materials at guaranteed low prices, and they were kind enough to let me choose some products from their Watercolour Category
to test. Although this is a collaborative post and I have received the art products for free, this is not a sponsored post, and I have not been paid to write it.
The products I picked were these Watercolour Pencil Crayons
by Faber-Castell (which are actually on a massive sale at the time of writing this) and this Masking Fluid
by Windsor & Newton. Although I have used watercolour pencils before I have only had a very cheap brand, so I am looking forward to seeing the difference a good quality brand will make to my craftwork. Regarding the masking fluid that is where the new technique comes in, For my second make, I am going to attempt to produce an alcohol marker image which I will mask and then create a watercolour background. Wish me luck!