This is some seriously exciting news, my friends.
I literally cannot count the number of times I’ve been asked for a course or workbook on how to paint watercolour florals. But guess what? I am NOT a pro at painting!
So instead of depriving you, or attempting to create a workbook myself, I did you one better.
I’ve teamed up with the incredibly talented Stephanie Fehrenbach to bring you guys a brand new challenge…. learning how to paint watercolour florals!
Seriously, this chick is amazing. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching alongside her in a couple of live workshops, and I’ve learned everything I know about painting from her! You can check out her beaaaaautiful Instagram feed as proof of how friggin’ good she is!
So about this challenge… here’s how it’ll work:
-First of all, its completely free.
-Starting April 9th, anyone who is signed up will get daily emails for 1 week
-Each email will have a worksheet and a video that provides and explains your watercolour challenge for the day
-You complete the challenges alongside the other students who’ve signed up
-You post photos of your daily progress in The Happy Ever Crafters Facebook group and/or on Instagram (using the hashtag #ShowMeYourFlorals) to get feedback from your instructors and peers!
…and then ultimately, by the end of the week, you’ll be armed with a new skill at painting fun, beautiful watercolour florals!
Ready to get started?
Got questions? Stephanie’s got answers!
1. I have NO experience with watercolour. Can I still join?
ABSOLUTELY. This challenge is PERFECT for you- I will take you from the very very basics all the way to painting florals.
2. What sorts of things will we learn?
Here’s the outline of your 1-week challenge:
-Painting Abstract Compositions
-Painting Leaf Shapes
-Painting a Floral Bouquet
3. How do I sign up?
Easy- you can sign up at www.showmeyourflorals.com
4. Can I sign up after April 9th? Yeah, sure- but you will have missed some info. Try to make sure you’re signed up and ready to go before then!
5. Who will be sending the emails- Becca or Stephanie?
The emails will come from Becca (The Happy Ever Crafter), but she’ll be using Stephanie’s content. Why’d we set it up this way? Because this challenge is exclusively for members of The Happy Ever Crafter’s VIP community! Feel special? Good, you should! 🙂
6. What supplies do I need?
Great question! As soon as you sign up, you will get an instant PDF download with a full guide to the recommended supplies! You’ll have between the time you sign up and April 9th to gather everything!
7. I can’t afford to buy all of the supplies on the list. What should I do?
No problem. If you want to invest only in a smaller kit, here are the most important pieces to buy.
For paints: You will be able to complete the challenge using these colours only if necessary- Permanent rose, Lemon yellow, Mauve, Cobalt blue, Phthalo green.
For brushes: For the challenge, sizes 0 and 12 will be used most often. Omit the other size brushes if you can’t afford them!
For paper: Watercolour papers can vary in price quite a bit, but for practice, you should be able to get away with any cold pressed paper from your regular art store.
8. I already own some watercolours, but they’re not the brands you’ve listed in the supplies guide. Can I use them?
Sure, you can! Just understand that you may have a hard time matching exactly what my examples look like, since your colours may vary a bit!
9. I want to use a watercolour pan set instead of tubes, since I already own it. Is that ok?
I like to use tubes rather than dried paint palettes because I find it easier to get more saturated paint on my brush and I find the colours look more vibrant on my paper. If you want to use a pan set instead — of course you can!! You’ll still learn the techniques and how to put leaves and flowers together step by step, they just don’t have the exact colours I’m using all together so your colour mixtures won’t turn out quite the same. As long as you’re aware of that, feel free!
10. Will there be a follow-up workbook for purchase, just like Becca does with her ShowMeYourDrills program?
Of course! In the free 1-week challenge, you will learn all of the basics from the ground up, all the way to creating a floral bouquet. After that, if you fall in love (which you will, spoiler!) there will be not one, but TWO workbooks on sale to teach you a ton more different florals & more, step-by-step!
11. Will this be available for the iPad, like ShowMeYourDrills was?
YES! Exciting, right?! Karin (@ipadlettering) has made this program totally accessible for the iPad, as well!