Brilliant Birdies: Exploring Luminous Watercolor Techniques

——   Created by Lisa Hetrick

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Course
6
Lessons
34m
Lesson time
beginner
Skill level

More about this course

In this class, you will learn how to paint and create a whimsical, brilliant birdie in watercolor and metallics. We'll create a fun 3D project together that can be turned into frameable art or a greeting card.

We’ll take a deeper dive into:

  • Watercolor paints and their unique qualities
  • Papers, brushes, and supplies
  • Simple, easy-going watercolor techniques you use over and over
  • Working with a limited color palette
  • Five watercolor painting techniques that will help your brilliant birdie GLOW

We’ll cover five essential techniques that will help your paintings glow: 

  • Wet in Wet
  • Wet on Dry
  • Layering and Glazing
  • Layering Metallic Watercolors
  • Painting Brushtroke Bits

I’ll demystify and walk you through each technique step-by-step before we paint the final project together. 

The course project

Create a Frameable Piece of Art or a Handmade Card with Your Brilliant Birdie Painting

In this class, we will paint a brilliant birdie that you can make into a frameable piece of art and/or a notecard to gift to a friend. You can also work through this class in your favorite watercolor sketchbook. The techniques are versatile for any project application. 

Don't Forget to Download the Class Handouts and Supply List in the COURSE FILES section:

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Please consider uploading your work to the class project gallery at any/all stages of the project. I would love to see what you create and I'm here to help you if you have questions along the way.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help make this project a joyful one!

Thank you so much for joining me in this class. I'm so grateful!

Closed Facebook Group to Support Students:

I have created a secret, private Facebook Group to support you and all of the students who take courses with me live, here on my website. In this group, I will be sharing additional watercolor tutorials, findings, extras, and more. This is a safe, private space to share, pause and enjoy the learning. I've created this group as a way for you to share your work as well, tag me with questions, etc. so that I can help you. If you are interested in the Craft Your Joy Artists, Crafters + Enthusiasts Facebook Group, request permission through this LINK. This is totally optional!

You can find me in all the places below. Let’s get started and have some fun!

Website   |   Instagram   |   Facebook   |   YouTube 

6 Lessons

0:01:24
Introduction
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0:02:34
Supplies
0:07:07
Technique Practice Handouts
0:05:15
Practicing Techniques
0:18:02
Creating the Final Project
0:00:23
Final Thoughts + Thank YOU!
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 34m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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About the instructor

Hi, my name is Lisa Hetrick, the owner of Indigojade Art. I'm so grateful you've stopped by. I paint. I teach. I make things with my hands. I use my creative spirit to bring more JOY and positivity into life. I'm a watercolor artist, surface pattern designer and papercrafter focused on …

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