Michelle here! Super excited to be guest posting for Tabitha while she jets around Japan. Today, I’m showing you a really quick and easy way to paint watercolor flowers. When I was in art school, one of my favorite projects was to mimic a Liberty Print using paint and a thin, drawing pen. Fast, fun, colorful, and mistake proof = the makings of a perfect afternoon project.
watercolor paints. I use dye, but any transparent, watercolor paint will work just fine.
thin drawing pens
1. Starting with the largest flowers, paint some abstract, flower-like shapes. No need to be too exact! Make sure to leave room for other flowers and leaves.
2. Move on to your next flower color and be creative.
Keep painting flower shapes in different colors until your paper is mostly filled.
3. Fill in the empty spots with some green blobs. These will be your leaves.
Let the paper fully dry. This is important.
4. Now, go in with your thin pen and draw sketchy flowers over the painted shapes.
Use your new works of art for handmade greeting cards, put them in a frame, or just pin them up on your inspiration board to remind yourself how talented and amazing you are.
Michelle is one of my (obviously) incredibly awesome new(ish) friends from Alt! She just oozes creativity, and as a former art student who also LOVED playing with watercolor/ink, this DIY is right up my ally! Bright, simple, and impossible to screw up- this might just be the most perfect DIY ever! And it’s just in time for Mother’s Day too! So what are you waiting for? Bust out your paints AND head over to Michelle’s awesome site for even more inspiration.
I know, is it even possible!?
Off to enjoy my last day in Tokyo before I hop on a plane and…land in LA the same morning.
Jetlag (and Los Angeles) here I come…