Aqua January

#AquaJanuary

Introducing our new challenge ‘Aqua January’. We are challenging you to create a piece of work using watercolour every day throughout the month of January.

You can use just watercolour alone, or you can use any other water-soluble media if you prefer. You can even combine them. Feel free to experiment!

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Guidelines

  1. You should work on one piece of art every day using only water-soluble media
  2. We will provide optional prompts, but feel free to do your own thing
  3. Don’t forget to link back to us and tag us at the end of your post (details are shown below) We might even link back to your best picture on our own!

As a reminder, please tag us on social media

And you should also add the following hashtags:

#kickinthecreatives and #AquaJanuary

Share in our Facebook Group

You can also share your journal pages on our brand new Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

Tips to make things a little more manageable

  • Don’t attempt anything too complex, unless you want to of course.
  • Work fairly small if you are short on time
  • If you prefer to spend longer on each piece, you could spend a little time each day of a more detailed piece of work and share your progress daily.

Ideas to make your pages a little more interesting

  • Try working on toned mixed media paper or tinted watercolour paper
  • Experiment with different surface papers – smooth, rough etc
  • Try combining watercolour with ink, water-soluble pastels, water-soluble pencils, or any other water-soluble media.
  • Try experimenting with salt, wax and other techniques to add pattern and texture

Optional

At the end of the month, why not make a little sketchbook tour video (up to three minutes long) and send it to us? With your permission, we may even feature your video on our site!

 

And if you know any other creatives who might also enjoy this challenge, why not encourage them to have a go!       

 

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