Watercolor stripes seem to be one of those print and pattern trends that never goes away. Thick or thin, clean or messy, watercolor stripes are a hit in a variety of markets season after season. I have developed countless watercolor stripes for my clients over the past couple years and in this video I share some quick tips to getting started using watercolors to create your own prints and patterns. I haven’t taken a watercolor course since middle school, so I might not use the most conventional techniques, but I have used watercolors in my textile design work for over ten years and learned some tricks along the way. I hope that you enjoy this post on painting patterns!
This video will show you what supplies you’ll need to get started painting patterns as well as a few tips to speed up your process and create a more interesting final piece. In our latest Textile Design Lab tutorial, which went live today, I share how to turn these rough stripes into a polished layout that is ready to be sold to clients around the world.
Here’s a list of recommended supplies:
1. Strathmore Watercolor paper cold press 90 lb
2. Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set, 16 Classic Colors
3. Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers’ Pocket Box set of 12
4. Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color, 8ml
If you have any questions about the process please reach out through the comments or via social media. If you are a buyer interested in viewing our watercolor stripe collection please email us for more information.