The past few years I've listed my favorites of the year, 5 in 2015 and 6 in 2016, now in no particular order, it's 7 in 2017!
Last years "Jane's secret" was one is my favorites. I knew what the secret was, Jane Davenport was releasing a line of mixed media products at Michaels but I didn't know what those products were yet. All of the her products were a favorite but the watercolor are my top favorite of her line. She has two petite palettes. One of them is nuetrals. They are filled with basic colors that are mostly warm.
JDMM watercolors are very creamy and thick. Right out of pan they color is extremely dense and pigmented but water them down and they become very transparent. This makes the quite versatile.
The second watercolor set in the JDMM line is the brights. Do they ever live up to their name, the colors are super bright and just like the nuetrals, rich and creamy:
What I like about the brights is the colors are specialized and unique. They are your basic bright pink or bright yellow, they are a great combination of pink and purple creating an eye popping fuschia! There's also multiple shades of pink, purple, and red which are generally hard to find in watercolor.
Creativebug is a fun site that offers thousands of classes on different hobbies. They are all there painting, drawing, sewing, knitting the possibilities are endless and they are always adding new classes.
You have the option to sign up for an individual class or buy a month at a time. With creativebug, you're bever at a loss for lean ring something new.
The Frugal Crafter is a YouTube channel run by Lindsey Wierech. She posts multiple videos about her crafting each week walking us through tutorials, supplies, organizing, and everything.
The Mind of Watercolor is another YouTube channel by Steve Mitchell. This one based in watercolor. My favorite part about it is the basics playlist. He takes us through the basic foundations of watercolor and it is so worth it!
When I first started watercolor I would've been tempted to rush through his exercises but now I have a lot Id appreciation for practice them and probably will go back to them time and again.
The Mitsubishi KH-20 is no ordinary pencil sharpener. It give the options of two pencil ends, sharp and blunt. The sharp tip never disappoints, it's so exciting to use.
I may have said these were in no particular order but this one has to be my most favorite! Back in July I was completely surprised to see that feedspot (an rss reader) name this very blog, Sprinkle On Glitter, one of the top 100 fashion illustration blogs on the planet.
I was blown away and making a list like that had only ever been a dream!!
What have been your favorites of 2017?