Thursday, May 10, 2018

How To Create a Simple Watercolor Butterfly For Mother's Day Card

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a card I watercolored for Mother's Day. This is a special card my mom asked me to create for her mom. I have never watercolored a butterfly before. Heck I don't think I've even really colored  a butterfly stamp before! But I was determined, I mean, my mom doesn't ask a lot from me and she does so much for us. I tried a couple practice butterflies in my semi loose style but they looked (as my hubby put it) childish. LOL So, I thought and thought and then remembered this awesome pack of Tim Holtz Botanical die cuts that has a ton of different butterflies in it. I decided if I can't sketch it, I'm gonna fake it till I make it and trace one of these to at least get the shape on my paper so I can watercolor. It worked awesome!

I absolutely love the way my butterfly turned out and even better my mom loved it. (well, she's my mom so of course she said she loved it. haha) I used my favorite watercolors Daniel Smith - these were nearly my first watercolors I started with and I just keep returning to them even though I keep getting others. The list of colors I used are: Raw Sienna Light, Fuchsite Genuine, Kyanite Genuine, Cobalt Turqouise, Zoisite Genuine, Neutral Tint) You can find the full list of supplies below the video:

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1 comment :

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! I can't believe you've never colored a butterfly up before, you know they are one of my favorites!! LOVE this!