Paint The Page: Dive Into Watercolor Journaling With Confidence

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Total Run Time:
2 hours, 36 minutes

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Course Description:

Journaling can be an enormously rewarding experience regardless of the type of journaling you do. Whether you use your journal for planning, tracking, recording, or simply as a creative outlet, adding watercolor can kick your practice up to the next level.

Watercolors provide endless creative opportunities, but many are nervous to try it. In this course, I’ll lay out everything you need to take on watercolor journaling without fear. I’ll give you a deep dive into the materials that you need, my recommendations, and how to choose the supplies that are right for your skill and budget.

Then I will show you how to combat perfectionism and be willing to make mistakes as you learn and grow. After that, I’ll explain my whole page planning process from the penciling to the painting, explain the basics of the bullet journal, then finally show you eight beginner-friendly watercolor techniques. At last, we’ll dive into three watercolor journaling projects that you can create right alongside me to help build your confidence and skill.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why watercolor journaling is rewarding
  • My recommended supplies
  • What I look for in a good journal
  • How to test your journal
  • How to battle perfectionism
  • My process for a page from start to finish
  • Bullet journal basics
  • How to add watercolor to your journal
  • 8 no-skill watercolor techniques for journals
  • 3 paint-along watercolor journaling projects

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Journal
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Cotton rag
  • Paper towels
  • 2 jars of water
  • Masking tape
  • Washi tape
  • Heat tool (optional)

Explore Class Projects:

In this course, you’ll learn to create these amazing class projects, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to create your own pieces in the future.

This course is part of the Watercolor Academy

What’s In The Course?

  • 15 Videos (over 2 hours of content)
  • 3 Class Projects
  • Project Feedback (Optional)
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 2 hours, 36 minutes

Meet Your Instructor:

Shelby Abrahamsen

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Ratings and Reviews

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8 Ratings
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Avatar Monique Kelly
Posted 1 year ago
Gives great detail

Words, pictures, and actions!! She says it, she shows it, then she does it. Perfect

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Avatar Heather McGee
Posted 1 year ago
Oh hello, new favorite hobby!

I have never considered myself an artistic person, and never even attempted painting before. But this class, and the Little Coffee Fox website, gave me the confidence to give it a go and I enjoy it SO MUCH. Shelby's approach and attitude are perfect for a hesitant beginner. Thank you!

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Avatar Marika Harvey
Posted 2 years ago
My review

I love how you explained the perfection isssues you had and how you just learn from them, I know that has been holding me back

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Avatar Cindy Kube
Posted 2 years ago
My review

Very inspiring! I have been bullet journaling since 2018 and my goal is to have a water color bujo in 2023. Love it!

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Avatar Lisa
Posted 2 years ago
My review

Interesting class. Really enjoyed it! Thank you

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Avatar Jennifer Henaghan
Posted 2 years ago
My review

Great intro to using watercolors!

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Avatar Vera Cat
Posted 2 years ago
My review

This course is very informative, and the projects are simple to follow. The only issue is, if you try this in a normal journal, it could bleed through or do something weird on the paper. But if you have a watercolour journal, this is a really fun course to take!

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Avatar Fiona Taylor
Posted 3 years ago
My review

Enjoyed following this nice and easy to follow and good content.

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