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Watercolour Galaxy Artist Trading Cards

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me for this quick watercolour galaxy Artist Trading Card Tutorial. Let's jump right in.

To start I like to cut down my cardstock, I have two pieces of Canson watercolour paper cut to 2.5 by 3.5 inches. I used some low tack tape and taped them to a hardboard to stop the warping. I am using blue, pink and purple watercolours and messily adding them to the watercolour paper. I worked in layers and kept playing with the colour until I had a background I liked I allowed my paper to dry between each layer, then I added black watercolour on top of the coloured background but leaving some areas of colour to shine through.

Once they were fully dry I flicked on some perfect pearls powder and some white gouache for stars and removed them from the hardboard. I wanted a white border on mine as I think that makes the colours pop even more but that's completely optional. I had a lot of fun playing with my watercolours to make these Artist Trading Cards and would really encourage you to play with the mediums you own.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this quick Watercolour Galaxy Artist Trading Card Tutorial. If you want a more in-depth look at how I made these cards please check out the video linked below. I also have a full supplies list in case you are curious about exactly what supplies I used. Thank you again and I cannot wait until I see you again.


Canson watercolour paper

Mijello mission gold watercolours

Royal & Langnickel Zen 3/4 inch Flat Brush

Royal & Langnickel Zen 8 Round Brush

Royal & Langnickel Zen 2 Round Brush

Perfect Pearls

Mini Mister


Small Acrylic Block


Purple Tape

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Winsor & Newton White Gouache

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