I have an exciting announcement that I’ve shared on Instagram, but I’m just now sharing here on my blog. I’ve started contributing for Oriental Trading Company’s blog. Twice a month I’ll be coming up with a tutorial with some of their fun products (like this tutorial on how to paint watercolor ice cream cones). And who knew they had so many awesome things like a great selection of quality art supplies.
Stop by OTC for the full tutorial on how to paint watercolor ice cream cones.
For this ice cream cone tutorial I used this Prang watercolor set. I was blown away at how amazing this set is. It’s a semi-moist watercolor set, which means that it’s a little bit sticky to touch even when it’s dry. And when you add a little bit of water to it, it becomes very pigmented very quickly. The colors are very rich and vibrant and smooth to paint with. I think this is a great set for beginners, but my one concern is that it is really easy to use way too much paint. I’d recommend using a palette (or the lid of the set) to mix your colors with water and test them out first to avoid using too much paint.
Also the color selection is really beautiful. I’m seriously obsessed with the red violet color, and even though I have a lot of other watercolor sets, I think it’s my favorite shade of purple of any of them.
These ice cream cones are a great project for beginners. If you’re new to watercolors, I’d recommend this post I wrote this spring (10 tips for learning watercolor) and I would highly recommend this creativebug class (beginning watercolor) that is a great way to learn about watercolor basics like blending and layering.
So stop on by the Oriental Trading blog to get the full tutorial on how to paint watercolor ice cream cones. They are so much fun to paint and there are so many different versions you could make. I even made and framed a giant ice cream cone with four scoops.
Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake says
Rachel, these ice cream cones are so beautiful! The colors are just lovely. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with for Oriental Trading! Xoxo
Thanks Marlene! It’s so fun to watch the colors of paint run together.
This is so fun – amazing tutorial, too! I need to make this happen for some new art in Em’s room! XO
Thanks Cyd, and this would be so cute in a little girl’s room!
Tan of Squirrelly Minds says
Such pretty ice cream cones!
Thanks Tan! I really loved painting them – I definitely want to play around with more color combos… maybe add some sprinkles?
Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus says
I just love how the colors play together!
Thanks Lindsay – that’s one of my favorite parts too! Every time it’s a little bit different.
These are so cute! Would make great summer wall art 🙂 I never knew OTC had art supplies!
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
So cute! Thanks for sharing!