Fun with Watercolor Crayons and Brush Markers

These crayons are so much fun!

Yes, watercolor crayons! I actually received my set of watercolor crayons as a gift from a dear friend, and she was so right when she told me that they were her new favorite toy.

Check out how easy they are to use:

The gel watercolor crayons go on the paper so easily.  A little goes a long way, and then when you add water to them, you can get some really gorgeous watercolor effects!

Once I started, I couldn’t stop playing. I created this…


and this…


and this…just to share a few flowery designs.


And with my new obsession of turning my art into a repeating pattern, I couldn’t resist in creating this pretty flower pattern:


Here is exactly what I used:


and these


I also used this water brush set, but you could also just as easily use a paintbrush and a glass of water. But, I just love the ease of the water brushes with the water conveniently in the tube attached to the different sized brush heads.

I found these watercolor crayons on Amazon, or Michael’s craft stores usually carry the Recollections brand.

Here are the Tombow Dual Brush pens I used. (affiliate links)

The lessons I learned:

  • You are never too old to play with crayons and markers
  • You can create some really pretty effects with watercolor crayons
  • They are so easy to use, portable, and don’t make a huge mess

I love my new creative toys! If you are looking for a fun new art medium or super easy creative project, check out watercolor crayons and brush markers! You will love them!


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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