Yes, it’s finally here! It’s time for me to reveal my secret painting techniques that are perfect for beginners and bullet journal enthusiasts. I’m so excited so let’s not wait any longer. Are you ready? (drumroll please) This is how I paint with Crayola Supertips!
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Q: Why do you use Crayola Supertips?
There are several reasons as to why I love this product. To summarize it all, here are my top 3:
Colors: Crayola Supertips come in a set of 50 or 100. This marker is waterbased. It means this can be used in conjunction with water. The colors can be blended together and create a beautiful watercolor effect. (How cool is that?!)
Brush Tip: Compared to other brush pens, this has a more rounded tip. It’s versatile and flexible which is perfect for different uses.
PRICE: All things considered, this is definitely a winner. For the price point, it’s difficult to beat the Crayola SuperTips. It’s just amazing how affordable yet functional this product is. It exceeds my expectations.
Other Materials Needed
You can use any watercolor paper that you have. However, if you are looking for a good one, I highly recommend the Canson Watercolor Paper. This comes in different sizes. What I have is the 9″x12″ paper. I love this size because I can use it for different projects and I can customize the dimension when needed.
Once I discovered this product, I can no longer paint without it! This is such an amazing tool for watercolor. It eliminates the worry of using too little or too much water. Plus its travel-friendly!
If you don’t have a watercolor brush, you can surely use a regular paint brush. If you don’t have one, I recommend buying your brushes as a set. In this way it would be cheaper plus you can get more with what you paid for. *YAY!*
White Pen (optional)
The Uni-Ball Signo is my go-to white pen for adding highlights and details. I highly recommend this pen if you want to clean up small mistakes or add details on your artwork.
This is another optional product. The Sakura Pigma Micron is my favorite fineliner and I highly recommend this for adding lettering, details or doodles.
Now that you have all the materials needed, it’s time to get creative.
Let’s Start Painting!
Draw the Outline
The name speaks for itself. The first method starts by drawing the outline. You can use any shape that you want but for starters, I suggest re-creating this example. As you can see, I just created these two circles. (I’m making a donut. nothing crazy HAHA)
It’s Time to Blend
Next, grab your watercolor brush and start blending inwards. Try to start blending as soon as you created the outline. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to blend.
In blending, leave some empty spaces for highlights this will create a glossy glazed look that we want to achieve for our donut painting.
If you followed the first and second steps correctly, your painting should look something like this. As you can see, I left some white spots to create the highlight.
We’re almost done just one more step. Grab a light brown shade and add a border around the two circles. This shade will act as the dough for our donut.
Here’s how it all turned out! If you prefer the classic glazed donut, you can stop right here. (No hate to classic glazed lovers. I don’t judge. HAHA) But if you’re like me and you want some toppings, you can surely add some!
Add Some Toppings
To add toppings, I used my Uni-Ball White Pen. This pen is perfect for adding details and highlights. I created this classic donut topping to finish off my painting.
Tadaaaa!! This is the finished product! This method is simple and beginner-friendly. I’m sure you’ll have so much fun creating your own paintings.
Here is a summary of my Method 1 process. If you love this donut painting, check out my Donut Theme Bullet Journal Set-Up. I think you’ll love it too!
This quote is from my Cozy Autumn Bullet Journal Theme. I used the same technique to create these candle paintings. You can watch the full step-by-step tutorial below.
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Create a Color Palette
To create a color palette, I used watercolor paper and created these blobs of colors. For the color pigments to activate, I added a few drops of water. Just remember, don’t add too much water to avoid ripping your paper.
It’s Time to Paint!
Now for the fun part, fill in your design with the colors from the palette. As you can see, I used the colors to fill in my outline.
Since I’m not using the markers directly on the paper, the colors ended up looking like a pastel version of the original marker color.
To finish this painting, I added a dark outline using a Fineliner and some additional details using the Uni-Ball White Pen. And that’s it! I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Do you prefer to see it in action? Don’t worry I have the perfect solution for you. Here is a video tutorial using my First and Second Methods. Enjoy!
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Creating these paintings was so much fun and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. If you try these techniques, be sure to tag me on Pinterest or Instagram. I would love to see your creations. Till next time!
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