If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen this DIY watercolor art hanging on my living room gallery wall. It’s taken me a month to finally upload the photos and type up this post. My third trimester has been proving pretty exhausting!!
This has to be one of the quickest pieces of art you can make – and you really don’t need any artistic ability to achieve beautiful results!
You will need:
- A blank canvas (I picked mine up at A.C. Moore for $4)
- Watercolor paints (Again $4 at A.C. Moore after a 40% coupon)
- A paintbrush
- Gold Leaf
Decide what colors you want to use. I was inspired by a sunset so those are the colors that I wanted to try and replicated. I started with the darkest color first – a dark blue) and swept it across the canvas. I then put some water on the canvas and blended it down.
I repeated this process with red and yellow, blending them with water so that they formed other colors too.
This is a closeup of the paint while still wet. Once it had dried I went back and built up the color in some parts. I also added a few streaks of white to give it some more depth.
As a finishing touch, I applied some gold leaf to the bottom (still white) part of the canvas. I love me some gold leaf!
And that’s it! Let it dry, hang it up and admire your new artistic abilities! Who knew you could create a masterpiece in less than 30 minutes!?