Candy Cane Watercolor Tutorial

Candy Cane watercolor painting

Create watercolor candy canes with this DIY Christmas card tutorial! Spreading holiday joy is much more fun when it's homemade. Use Faber-Castell Watercolor Pans and follow along with artist Mou Saha.


Recommended Art Materials:

Castell 9000 HB Graphite Pencil

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220

Watercolor Pans, Set of 48 - #169748

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #800066

Watercolor paper

Sketch of a candy cane with a graphite pencil

Fold your paper to create a card of your chosen size. Mine is about 5x7 inches. Lightly sketch a glass jar filled with candy canes using Castell 9000 Graphite HB Pencil.

Candy cane stripes with a watercolor pan

Color the candy canes with the Watercolor shades #113 Orange Glaze, #117 Light Cadmium Red, #118 Scarlet Red, #126 Permanent Carmine and #219 Deep Scarlet Red.

Watercolor candy canes with a watercolor pan

Paint the glass jar outline with watercolor shade #156 Cobalt Green.

A painting of candy canes and a watercolor pan

Paint the opening and base of the glass jar with watercolor shade #156 Cobalt Green.

A watercolor painting of candy canes with a Pitt Artist Pen

Outline the composition elements with Pitt Artist Pen Extra Superfine Black. Write the sentiment near the bottom of the card to finish. Wishing you a sweet Holiday Season!

Artist biography - Mou Saha


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