Hi guys, I recently purchased the Peerless Water Colors Bonus Pack which comes with 40 small squares of water color paint (on a small sheet of paint paper). They look like this:
I looked all over the web, youtube and pinterest looking for a suitable storage solution and finally came across one that Jennifer McGuire borrowed from a friend of hers and decided to give it a try myself.
- I used the Itoya 4×6 Profolio Booklet but you can use any 4×6 photo album or booklet. I like the Itoya Profolio because it’s portable, bendy and easy to hold in my hand. It’s also waterproof! (Plus it was cheap $8.95 w/free shipping).
- Watercolor Paper – I cut some kids watercolor sheets into 4×6 rectangles but you can buy them in that size already here.
- Paint Brushes – I used these but you can use any brushes you have.
- Paper Trimmer – I used my trusty Cutterpillar Pro but again, you can use any paper trimmer you have.
- Heat Tool – This is optional, I used mine because I’m too impatient to wait for the paint to dry.
- Craft mat – you will need this because this is quite the messy project.
- Gloves – I didn’t use gloves but I regretted it because my fingers were all stained so you may want to use some disposable gloves.
First you are going to cut up your watercolor paper into 4×6 rectangles (unless you are using the 4×6 watercolor paper pad, then you can skip this step.
Be sure to keep your watercolor sheets in the exact order that they came in because they are NOT labeled and the only way you will know the color is if you keep them in order. Also, be sure you are using the right side of the paper, I messed up at the beginning by gluing down the wrong side LOL
Using your Paint Brush and some water, touch the tip of your brush to the Peerless water color paper and pick up some color, then brush it on to the right side of the water color paper you’ve cut up. You are creating a color sample for your book. It should look like this:
Then you will slide the water color paper into one of the sleeves in your profolio. It loads from the top.
Next, put some adhesive on the back of the peerless watercolor that matches your painted sample and adhere it to the front of the sleeve. (Outside of the pocket). It should look like this:
Voila! You are finished! Just do that for all of the color papers you received and when you are finished you will have a handy, dandy little booklet for your Peerless Water Colors!
Here is a very short video tutorial showing how I made my water color booklet:
To watch in HD click here.