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DIY: Paint a Watercolour Plant Portrait

DIY: Paint a Watercolour Plant Portrait

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Do you have a favourite plant? Would you like to draw his portrait? Or maybe you are more interested in creating a plant you can't kill (for those with no green fingers ;)? Painting and drawing is a very calming and fun way to spend time, so if you find yourself wondering what to do in your designated crafty time, why not try this? :) I promise you'll enjoy it and love the results! Because everything is MUCH better with googly eyes ;)

You will need:  Inspiration (photo or your own plant), pencil, eraser, paint, brush, paper, water.

You will need: 

Inspiration (photo or your own plant), pencil, eraser, paint, brush, paper, water.

Sketch your plant lightly with pencil

Sketch your plant lightly with pencil

Cover the area you want to paint with water, it will give a lovely flow and unpredictable effect to the final piece.

Cover the area you want to paint with water, it will give a lovely flow and unpredictable effect to the final piece.

Start adding colour slowly and lightly. Build paint in layers, you can always make it more bright but it's hard to wipe off excess of paint (but you can use tissue if needed!). Use a little piece of paper to test colours.

Start adding colour slowly and lightly. Build paint in layers, you can always make it more bright but it's hard to wipe off excess of paint (but you can use tissue if needed!). Use a little piece of paper to test colours.

Be generous with water, it will give a fabulous looking flow effect. If you add more than one colour they will mix up and will look great when dry! Let your painting to dry and then you can add more colour if needed. Usually dry paint looks MUCH better than wet ;) Be patient!

Be generous with water, it will give a fabulous looking flow effect. If you add more than one colour they will mix up and will look great when dry! Let your painting to dry and then you can add more colour if needed. Usually dry paint looks MUCH better than wet ;) Be patient!

When the paint dried - add details for defined look, if you want more unpredictable and flowy result, add darker colours when your paper is still wet.

When the paint dried - add details for defined look, if you want more unpredictable and flowy result, add darker colours when your paper is still wet.

Add prickles, patterns or anything at all to make your painting really come together!

Add prickles, patterns or anything at all to make your painting really come together!

The most important part.. GOOGLY EYES!!! Don't forget to name your plant and sign your portrait.

The most important part.. GOOGLY EYES!!! Don't forget to name your plant and sign your portrait.

And voila, you created your own plant portrait!

And voila, you created your own plant portrait!


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