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Playin' Around with Watercolors

Today, I have a quick little post about all the options for you at if you love playing with watercolors like I do. 

Whether you prefer watercolor pencilsGelatos or a bit of shimmer like these Niji paint sets, AlteredPages has you covered. 
You can even paint right on vintage music sheet like I have done with this butterfly. 

Or, use a more traditional approach with this Prima watercolor pad like I did with my little cactus friend below. 
This piece is not quite finished.  I need to decide what this guy is sitting on...maybe a potting bench or maybe in a garden.  We will see, but for now he is just kind of floating around.  
I love to make little pieces like these and send them off to family and friends.  They make great little memories for sharing.  
So, give our watercolor supplies a try for yourself
and make some memories in paint!   Check out the supply list below for more options.   Thanks for spending some time with me.

Have a great weekend! 

Aqua Flo Water Brushes
Misc. Gelatos
Niji Paint Sets
Splash Inks
Watercolor Pencil Tin
Jullie Nutting watercolor paper tags
Splash Iinks - which behave similarly to watercolor

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