Painter’s tape or masking tape should be in your watercolor supplies to fix your sketch paper on a stable surface. The rather weak adhesive tape, which is used in renovations, is completely sufficient to fix small leaves.
Just as well, you can use the ribbon to give your paper a frame so you do not get too close to the edge of the sheet.
Masking fluid (also known as masking rubber or scratch-off crepe) is applied to an already painted surface to protect it when superimposing multiple layers of paint. Masking Liquid is an essential watercolor accessory that is often forgotten but very important for optimal control.
If you want to overlay several layers of watercolor paint, the new color will always activate the old, already dried color as you brush over it with water again. In order to avoid color chaos, the masking liquid is applied to the already existing color layer.
When using the masking fluid, make sure you use an old, discarded brush that you no longer need to paint. The liquid made of latex can stick the brush hairs and destroy the brush if it is not cleaned properly.
A natural sponge absorbs paint and reproduces it with its own structure. Since natural sponges are textured differently, it can be quite useful to have several different sponges always ready.
Most watercolor artists prefer to fix their watercolor paper on a firm surface so that the paper does not bulge and it does not slide back and forth. Also, the positioning of the image succeeds better with a background in matching size. For example, you can fix the watercolor paper on an easel without damaging the image, or pan the image in a flat paint position to create gradients.
Either you choose a paint box with cups to touch your color creations, or you need a palette.
Make sure that the watercolor palette is water repellent, as watercolor will quickly enter the material and be wasted. Cardboard or a paper, which many artists use makeshift, is therefore not recommended as a watercolor accessory. A pallet of plastic or one of sealed wood is a better choice.
It is also important that the paint can be removed without residue so that you can keep track of your creations even after a few painting sessions.
If you start with aqua paint, the pencil should not be missing in your watercolor accessories. Especially at the beginning, it is worthwhile to make a preliminary drawing in pencil, so that your final watercolor works retains its proportions.
Generally, the pencil signatures will not be visible later. But there are also artists who use a pencil or a fine liner to go into their own watercolors to emphasize color areas with dark pen strokes.
Watercolor pencils are also a form of watercolor paint but pressed and in the form of a pencil. This allows the pens to be processed almost like a completely different medium. You can use them like classic crayons, or add water to their watercolor-typical effect.
Not every water painter swears by the use of these pens. However, you should have tried it at least once to make your own experiences. Since the mine can be guided so precisely, much more detailed strokes are possible than with a brush.