If you’re still scrambling for a gift for the watercolorist on your list, here’s some items that make great stocking stuffers for that last minute crush of shopping.
Whether you’re looking for watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, masking fluid, watercolor crayons, or a block of 20 sheets of cold pressed paper, here is the ultimate 2012 watercolor wish list!
Make your watercolorist smile this season. Ho Ho Ho!
Watercolor Pencil Set
Royal & Langnickel has been providing quality artists’ products for generations. Today, the watercolorist has a new choice in materials, and Royal & Langnickel is ready to keep artists up to date with the latest in technology.
Watercolor pencils are great for field work, sketching and doing fine detail work. You can use the pencils in several different ways for a multitude of effects. Apply water to your paper before drawing with the pencils, wet the end of your pencil before drawing, or use a brush to blend your pencil marks with water after completing your sketch. This technique can be used alone, or in conjunction with standard watercolor techniques.
This compact tin container comes packed with a selection of 10 watercolor pencils, one brush and one graphite pencil. The handy storage and travel tin measures 7-1/2” x 4-1/2” x ½”.
Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Every artist needs a journal to capture their artistic musings, and this wire bound journal is perfect to use as an idea book, journal or sketch pad. It has a removable cover sheet that protects an attractive, hand-illustrated cover design. This book is perfect as a coffee table tome, filled with your artistic creations, or as a journal record of your thoughts and visual images.
The journal is made of 22 sheets of 140 lb, cold press paper and is 9” x 12”. It’s great for watercolor, pen and ink, graphite drawing, acrylic washes or scrapbooking.
Daniel Smith Masking Fluid
This is a practical stocking stuffer for any watercolorist. We all use liquid masking, and since it tends to be packaged in small containers and seems to dry out over time, it’s an item that needs occasional replenishing.
Daniel Smith’s masking fluid includes five fine-point tips that attach to the bottle when detailing is necessary. This little kit gives you great versatility in using masking fluid, and saves wear and tear on brushes. And, as we all know, dried masking fluid is the death of a paintbrush.
This product is off-white when wet and changes color to transparent caramel when dry. It’s easy to remove once your painting is done. Simply use a rubber cement pick-up, or rub away with clean, dry fingers.
Don’t shake the bottle, as bubbles will form and get into the applicator tip. Roll the container if you feel that the liquid needs mixing.
Staedtler Watercolor Crayons
Watercolor crayons are fun, creative ways to apply pigment. They’re great for both professionals and beginners, so pick up a set for every artist on your gift giving list.
The crayons are packaged in a 24 color set, and include Black, Light Gray, White, Yellow, Peach, Orange, Bordeaux, Red, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Willow Green, Green, Sea Green, Light Green, Light Olive, Sand, Golden Ochre, Light Magenta, Cyan, Violet, Dark Mauve, Rosewood Van Dyck Brown, and Burnt Sienna.
Martin Mijello Watercolor Palette
Treat the watercolor artist in your life to an airtight palette that ensures his or her paint is always moist and ready to use. It’s ideal to carry in the field or for classroom work, and occasional, hobby artists will appreciate the airtight feature that preserves their paints.
The blue and gray trimmed container is 6” x 12-1/2” x 1-18”. It opens to reveal a 5” x 12” mixing palette and 33 paint wells.
Arches Watercolor Block
The gift of paper is an appreciated gift for every water media artist, and Arches in the premiere name in watercolor paper. This year, give your favorite watercolor artist a block of Arches watercolor paper and expect a new watercolor painting as your reward.
This 9” x 12”, 140 lb block contains 20 sheets of cold pressed paper. It’s neutral ph, archival paper and is mould-made of 100 percent cotton lintel.