Video: Watercolor Comparison + Peerless Watercolor Giveaway!

Hello! I wanted to do a video sharing a comparison of three watercolors I have been using lately – Peerless Watercolor, the Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel and the Koi Sketch Box. There are many great things about all three of these.

In this video, I compare three watercolors I use often – Peerless Watercolor, the Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel and the Koi Sketch Box. I really think the best way to compare watercolor mediums is to put them to use. The video shows how they work for watercolor backgrounds, but it also gives you an idea of how they would react for all watercolor techniques. The Peerless is very unique and I enjoy it, but it may not be for everyone. The other two options are more traditional.

Now there are many other great watercolor mediums out there – Distress Inks, Inktense Pencils, Twinkling H2Os, Distress Markers, etc. But for this video I shared my three favorites for basic watercoloring. Over in the Watercolor for Card Makers Online Card Class (which starts today but you can join in anytime for lifetime access!), we will be showcasing these and many, many more.

Oh, and I use a cutting board to watercolor on since I can tape my paper flat and then tilt it, too.

I couldn’t let these yummy watercolor pieces go to waste, so I used my new Paper Smooches Pocket dies to cut a bunch of flowers. And talk about colorful flowers! (You can see all of the newest Paper Smooches products HERE.)

I created two cards with the pieces, adding them to backgrounds embossed with new Tim Holtz embossing folders. (These are so very awesome. I adore the small patterns.)

I also used a “congratulations” die cut and highlights with a white pen. (These were inspired by the lovely Kathy Racoosin.)

By the way, who said you couldn’t use Paper Smooches and Tim Holtz on the same card? I love mixing product styles.

As I mentioned, the Watercolor for Card Makers Online Card Class starts today, 5/5/14 but you can join anytime for lifetime access. There are over 35 videos and some amazing guest artists. You can use any watercolor mediums you have (even inks and water) and MANY more techniques will be covered there than we cover on our blogs. Click HERE for more info.



Interested in trying the fun Peerless Watercolor? I have a Peerless Watercolor 2×2 Bonus Pack for a lucky winner. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 5/12/14 for your chance to win.

(By the way, the winner of the $50 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate isΒ Kelly Flaherty. I emailed you!)


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603 thoughts on “Video: Watercolor Comparison + Peerless Watercolor Giveaway!”

  1. I sure would like to try the Peerless watercolours. I was aware of them awhile back but I have never found them in a local store. Thanks for doing the comparison-it looks great!

  2. I have never seen the Peerless watercolors but would love to try them out. As usual, your videos are great with lots of information.

  3. Oh living Downunder it’s so hard to get supplies ,please put my name in the hat would love to win the Peerless watercolours ….thanks for the giveaway you rock and I’ve signed up for the class and it’s great…
    Cheers Bev

  4. I am just beginning to try my hand at watercolouring too! I’d love to win! And I think I’m going to do buy your online class after all, even though it’s already started! I’ll just do it on my own!

  5. Hope that i will have the chance to try these…am always looking for a new way to embellish my work!

  6. Thank you so much for doing this comparison video for watercolors! I’m in the watercolor for card makers class and I have ordered Koi watercolors and after viewing this video I want the Peerless watercolors also. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set! BTW I love your video series and frequently watch them to learn more about techniques and for product comparisons. You rock!

  7. WOW I’ve never heard of this watercolor brand so I would love to try it out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I was about to get rid of my pill box, but I just found a great use for it!! Thanks for all your helpful hints, and thanks for the giveaway of the Peerless swatches!

  9. I’ve never seen these in the stores, only on Youtube. I would love to win some to play with!

  10. Wow, this looks great. Thanks for your video and tips. Would love to try out these watercolors.

  11. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your designs. And love your new Tim H. embossing folders…I just got those myself!

  12. The Peerless watercolors are awesome…appear so easy to use! Crossing my fingers to win. Keep the videos coming; I love trying out new techniques. Thanks!

  13. I would love to try those watercolors, they seems great. I haven’t seen them before this. Keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance to win!

  14. FABULOUS review – THANK YOU Jennifer!!!

    It was really interesting to learn about the different brands and to see them in action. LOVE the cards that you created from your test panels too πŸ™‚
    THANK YOU for the chance to win some Peerless Watercolors, it would be AWESOME to work with such richly pigmented colors πŸ™‚

  15. Not ever seen these watercolors before. They look luscious! Would love a chance to experiment with them! Thanks for offering a chance to win.

  16. The comparison video was great, as well as the class video, appreciate all the tips and sharing of your talent. Winning a prize, super bonus, thank you!

  17. Thanks for the comparison; love that Peerless is creamy; don’t know how you have the time to do so much but I sure appreciate it

  18. I’m really enjoying the watercolor class. Those Peerless water color sheets look like they’d be so good to try!

  19. I am new to watercoloring and am a student in your current online card class. I would love to try the Peerless watercolors in an attempt to learn this technique.

  20. Thank you for all the educational videos comparing inks, etc. I’ve learned a lot.
    Would LOVE to win the Peerless watercolors!
    Thank you for sharing…

  21. Okay, you have convinced me, I have held out signing up for the class because I am not big on cardmaking but just watching all you do has inspired my layouts in the past so I am heading over now to enroll in the class πŸ™‚ Thanks for all that you do.

  22. I am taking the water color class and found this video comparing the different products really helpful! I’m going for the Peerless I think, and I still love your stamp storage idea, I have three bins full!

  23. out of all the watercolor choices I MUST try these ! Thank you for offering a chance to win them !

  24. Now that I’ve seen your work with the peerless watercolors in a couple of videos, they’re easy to recognize because of how smooth they look in their blending. Thanks for sharing with us!

  25. These watercolors look luscious, and I would love to give them a try. They were out of stock when I tried to order, so I’d love a chance to win some to play with. I have loved watching all these techniques and so want to get messy!

  26. Have been eyeing the Koi watercolor travel set for a while so thank you so much for the video comparing those 3 brands. I am new to Peerless and it looks intriguing. Thank you so much for your lessons and for sharing your knowledge with others.

  27. Hooked on these peerless paint papers. The color just takes my breath away, fresh, and intense and offers to much. Like you, I want help. I am so overwhelmed and yet excited to learn this product and am taking the class. It is all new. I can’t wait to teach my grandchildren. My guess is if I start with the Peerless and my sister too, we will feel more confident because of the softness and help in blending. I am relieved and appreciate your help with understand choices. IT MADE A DIFFERENCE.

  28. Jennifer, you constantly inspire me! I am pretty new to stamping, so I regulary watch your videos and am learning something all the time. Thank you!

  29. The peerless look YUMMY. Wish I could find them in a local store. And by local, I mean anywhere along my travel route. ha! Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. I always differentiate between being artistic and being crafty. I am very crafty, but not remotely artistic – I can’t draw a stick figure that looks right! I got a chance to try the Peerless some time ago and loved the look that even I could create! I love your comparisons – between you and all the videos at the online class, I will by giving it a try!

  31. I am taking the Watercolor for Card Makers class and thoroughly enjoying it.
    I haven’t posted there yet. I am a bit hesitant. My sign on name for class is Gansta Gma. (Thanks to those wonderful grandchildren. In case you are wondering, I am married to Ninja Grandpa!)
    I am anxious to find the Peerless Watercolor Papers. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  32. I love this video comparing the different watercolors. I saw a video by Prairie Paper and Ink as well and I love the colors in the peerless watercolors. Thanks for the chance to win my very own set!

  33. Love the look of the watercolors and would love to try them out. Thanks for the offer.

    Love making backgrounds with watercolors.


  34. Loved the comparison. I have never seen the Peerless water colors used before and I love the finished look.

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