Simple Watercolor Artwork

Hi, I’m Samantha from Little Bits of Home! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to contribute on Reasons to Skip the Housework! I’m so excited to share a project with you all!

You don’t need to be an artist to create simple watercolor artwork!

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Growing up, my grandmother taught me to paint and would always tell me that painting was a skill I’d use all my life. She was right! I love being able to create custom artwork for my home!

finished product

This watercolor painting is SO quick and easy! Here’s what you’ll need:

supplies

-Smooth heavyweight watercolor paper- I used the coldpress 140lb paper from this paper pad

-Watercolors- I used these watercolors

-Paint brush

-Cup of water

-Contact Paper

-Paper punch

step one punch

Start by punching your desired shapes out of Contact Paper.

step two peel and stick

Peel off the Contact Paper backing and stick the shapes to your paper. Make sure to press firmly, especially along the edges.

step paint

Paint over the entire sheet of paper. I used multiple shades of pink to give some variation. You could do one solid color or do multiple colors…splotches, stripes, whatever you’d like!

detail shot

Let the paint dry to the touch, then slowly and carefully peel the Contact Paper off. Be sure to peel the Contact Paper off as soon as the paint dries. Don’t wait overnight as the Contact Paper might not come off as easily.

So simple, right?! I love how it looks in my little girl’s nursery!

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Check out some of my other recent projects and follow along with me at Little Bits of Home!

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Hallway Gallery Wall

About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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