Monday, January 30, 2012

Niji Watercolor Brush

Hi All...

Several people have asked me how I color my images and/or what is my favorite way to color my stamped images....

Well the answer to both is watercolor, watercolor, watercolor!

I normally use my Niji Watercolor Brush because it is quick and so very easy to use.  They are relatively inexpensive - around $5.00 - 10.00 depending on where you purchase it at.  I like the Niji because the barrel is easy to fill, the tip sizes come in a nice variety of sizes and has a "regulator" (not sure the tech. term) to help control water distribution.  There are also several other brands on the market that cost more or less than the Niji.  Hobby Lobby has an economical set of 2 for about 5.00!  

All waterbrushes work in the same way...the barrel is squeezed to wet the nib which is how you pick up and/or spread your medium.   I think the best part about a waterbrush is that they can be used over and over and over.   It's actually one of my favorite tools in my entire stash.

 I like my waterbrush paired with Distress Inks, Distress Stains, watercolor pencils and crayons, Twinkling H20's, Perfect Pearls and other mica pigments as well as a variety of other mediums.   Cindy asked me if I could please make a video showing how I go about using it with Distress Stains so I made one today which also includes watercolor pencils and crayons as well.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Lovely!!!! woohoot! A super video from one of my favorite artist!! Thanks Roni!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I usually use my pencils and a blender pen. Isn't coloring fun and relaxing!!

    I started on my ATCs!! woo hoo


  3. Hi Roni

    Thanks a bunch for the great tutorial!

    Have a great week!

  4. Roni -

    Thank you so much for the awesome video tutorial. You are such a sweetie!

    Elaine Allen

  5. Great video! TFS!! I love my watercolor brushes and like to paint with everything too! Some great hints here!

  6. Great coloring tutorial!! Love seeing how you used each of three mediums and the white gel pen. I love watercolor pencils!! Haven't tried the crayons but they look pretty cool!!

  7. Great video! Finally I had the time to watch it in peace and Good tips you shared... thanks

  8. OK, you have inspired me to find my water pens and crayons! Your 3 roses are all beautiful! They will make a gorgeous addition to my spring cards (yep, already thinking spring). Thanks, Roni!

  9. Great video Roni! I never would have thought to use my water brush with the distress stains.

  10. Francie (Montreal)April 25, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    This is just great information. Thank you so much for your well presented and easy to understand tutorial. Love your work!


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