Gouache Practice #4

gouache painting practice

I’m going to a friend’s thirtieth birthday celebration tomorrow, so I figured my weekly gouache practice was the perfect time to refine this 30th birthday card idea that has been trapped in my head. It’s my first official gouache design, and it is available in the shop. A lot of my friends have been turning 30 lately, and I have to give them a hard time for being old before it happens to me too!

thirtieth birthday card


  1. Julie K.

    I don’t have a blog yet myself, but I look at yours regularly. You are definitely my favorite blog on the internet. I love all of your whimsical designs! So cute.

    Also, you’re part of the reason I want to experiment more & more with gouache. I’ve always thought it was neat, but looking at your weekly practices makes me want to try it even more! Keep up the awesome work. You have a very big fan over here!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Whoa, thanks Julie!

      Next week is my last gouache practice post, but after that I’m going to do a post with some getting started with gouache tips (not that I’m a pro or anything after only a month of practicing, haha. :)

  2. Brandy

    Thirty isn’t so bad, I have found I know myself better than I ever did and that is a pretty great thing.
    I love your gouache practice posts, makes me want to give it a go too.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I couldn’t say for sure. I have a whole box of old paintbrushes. :) If you visit your local craft or art supply store they should have some teeny tiny brushes for sale. Or you can try trimming the bristles on a brush you already have to make a more narrow point.

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