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buddy - Multicoloured watercolours

Buddy - Multicoloured watercolours
45 minEasy

Hey kids! buddy coloured pencils can transform a blank sheet of paper into a unique masterpiece. First you colour with them – and then you paint over them with water. It’s a technique that’s not only child’s play to achieve, but also enormous fun!

Step-by-step tutorial

To begin, fix a sheet of watercolour paper to the table, sticking the edges down with masking tape. Then get an adult to help you cut strips of tape of different lengths. Stick these diagonally over the watercolour paper to create separate areas. Go over each strip with your fingers, pressing it firmly onto the paper, so that no colours will get under it when you start to paint.

Now colour in the areas on the paper completely using buddy coloured pencils. It will create an especially pretty colour gradient if you put different colours next to each other.

Wet your paintbrush and paint over all the coloured surfaces with water. The colours will blend into each other and spread over the whole paper.

When the picture is completely dry, carefully remove all the sticky tape.

Now you just have to find the ideal place to hand your colourful masterpiece. It’ll look really good in a picture frame.

Material overview

You need the following STAEDTLER products:

Noris Club® 965Noris Club® 965Hobby scissorsBlistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade
buddybuddyColoured pencilCardboard box with 18 assorted colours, one sharpener and one brush free of charge

Additionally required: watercolour paper, masking tape or sticky tape for delicate surfaces (e.g. tesa® Precision Masking Tape Sensitive), water glass, picture frame or similar for hanging pictures as appropriate

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