Watercolor Mini Lesson: Creating Color Value with Water to Paint Ratios

Controlling the amount of water to watercolor paint


Hi Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so grateful you’re here. I have a super fun mini tutorial for you today. In this video, I’m sharing how to change the value of watercolor paint by controlling your water to paint ratios.

I get asked this question a lot, “how do I control the water when I’m watercoloring?” The key is practicing the water to paint ratio and this is a super simple way to achieve a TON OF JOY while using watercolor.

This mini-tutorial is excerpted from a longer card tutorial on no-line watercoloring. You can watch that tutorial here.

 Take a peek at the tutorial and let me know what you think! 

LINKS to the Products I shared in this Video Tutorial:

You can Purchase “Hugs + Wildflowers” from Gina K Designs
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List of Watercolors and Brands Used in this Tutorial:
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral (Used for the ratio sample)


Silver Black Velvet Brushes Sets of Rounds 4, 8, 12

Silver Black Velvet Brushes Set #2

This tutorial shares my stamp set with Gina K Designs called “Hugs + Wildflowers.”

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