watercolour portraits

I love Pinterest.

I love becoming inspired and creating the tutorials and ideas I find.

This DIY watercolour portrait tutorial definitely makes my top 10 list of favourite DIY pins to date.

This craft is incredibly simple with a high quality finished product.  I was able to do the one of Silas in about an hour while two kids napped and the other two watched the Magic School Bus, drew pictures, and climbed the counter to see what I was up to.  The one of Poppy took a bit longer due to the tiny details of Smitten’s face (masking fluid would be ideal for the more detailed pictures), but with Silas napping and Poppy painting with her own paints I was able to finish it in one sitting.

These are just begging to be framed and wrapped up as thoughtful Christmas gifts.

I have long wanted to learn watercolour painting, but usually just end up with a lot of muddy colours and can never seem to get the results I am hoping for.  That being said, it is tremendously therapeutic and meditative for me.  Knitting, crocheting, and sewing usually make me twitchy.  Seriously, it’s unnerving.  But when I paint, it is all I think about.  My mind easily slips into a silence I rarely know and serenity comes.

Just had to share with you!

go gently + be wonderful

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6 Comments

  1. Posted September 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm by Lynnette | Permalink

    Oh I have this on my list to do too. I love it!
    Yours came out so well.

  2. Posted September 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm by Joe kelly | Permalink

    Awesome. As a techie I was importing photo’s into autocad and drawing polygons around the dark areas and then shading them. I was getting results that were just a little too constant in color and lines just a little too clean. This is much better, thanks for sharing.

  3. Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:11 am by Teresa C | Permalink

    Thanks, it’s such a great idea!

  4. Posted September 21, 2012 at 8:47 am by Lauren | Permalink

    These are so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Posted September 22, 2012 at 9:33 am by mel | Permalink

    looooooooooooove!

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