New Collection: And He Answered

Watercolor paintings on paper, canvas, panels, notebooks, and Bibles that steer our hearts to the the important and life-giving discipline of prayer

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Steal My Supplies: Watercolor Painting Tools for Every Level

The Mercy Creates recommended list of watercolor tools and supplies—with links to Amazon and Michaels!

This is my go-to list of supplies for watercolor painting! No matter your skill level, you can find a new tool… or a basket-full of items to use in the studio. Quickly add each item to your Amazon or Michaels cart and paint something new today.

August 28, 2023

Whether you’re just starting or looking to take your watercolor game to the next level, having the right tools can make all the difference. 

Listed below are some of my favorite watercolor supplies and tools—and they’re organized in categories for those who are just starting to paint to those who are interested in trying something totally different. 

I’ve used each one of these tools in some capacity for a Mercy Creates art collection, so trust—you’re getting the best of the best. Some of the links are affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase, Mercy Creates may earn a small commission from it. This helps keep the business moving and designing colorful pieces that create Christ-centered conversations in your home. 

***Note: brushes are not listed below as they’re kind of like sunglasses—everyone has a favorite pair, but what works for you might not work for me. Bristle type (squirrel, acrylic, synthetic, etc.) and shape (round, flat, angled, etc.) are all factors to consider, but finding the right brush for you is going to take trial and error. I recommend starting with a large and small flat, round, and angled brush, then adding other shapes as you become more comfortable with the paints and paper. 

The Mercy Creates recommended watercolor tools and supplies for someone who is new to watercolor painting.

Watercolor tools for someone who is just starting…

The Mercy Creates recommended watercolor tools and supplies for someone who is comfortable painting.

Watercolor tools for someone who is comfortable painting…

The Mercy Creates recommended watercolor tools and supplies for someone wanting to try something new.

Watercolor tools for someone who wants to try something new…

Watercolor tools for everyone:

With practice and patience, you can master each one of these tools and create a masterpiece worthy of hanging—or selling. 😉

In a future art series you can snatch the products and color palettes used to create a specific Mercy Creates art collection. Join the VIP’s to get notified of when that series is live. 

Until then … do you have a favorite tool not listed above? What’s your favorite thing to paint? Where do you draw your inspiration?

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Art & Encouragement on Your Phone

Did you know that on average, Americans check their phones 344 times per day (roughly once every 4 minutes!). 

These free phone wallpapers, that are inspired by the collection “Of Happy Rest,” not only give you something pretty to look at but also redirect your focus back to the truth found in the Bible.

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New Collection:
The Psalms Project 2023

Thirty-three paintings that represent our messy, fluid, “abstract,” coming-and-going days … with an amazing and “piercing through the darkness” God in the midst of them.

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