Hello and happy Watercolor Wednesday everyone!
I am so ready for spring to arrive and stay. We’ve had rain and clouds here in Germany since like November so I am ready for sunny days and clear skies to finally stick around. This week’s painting was inspired by that fact plus I threw in some cute bunnies to make it a sweet Easter painting as well.
Isn’t it so cute?! I love how this little painting turned out.
It does take some time but it is fairly easy to create. The most difficult part is probably getting the bunnies just right.
Here’s how to create this fun painting.
Cut your watercolor paper into a 5×5 square.
This painting uses six stamps total coming from the Original foliage and flower set, bunny set, and mini flower set.
These are the colors I used to create my painting but feel free to change it up and customize it for your own house.
- No 15 Olive Green
- No 19 Carmine
- No 72 Pine Green
- No 43 Brilliant Yellow
- No 8 Violet
- No 45 Sepia
- No 86 African Violet
Begin by lightly drawing a circle in the center of your paper. I used the outer ring to the mason jar I use for my water jar but you can use a ribbon spool, cup, circular cutter, whatever you have on hand.
We will start with the tall bunny and will ink it in just sepia.
Press the bunny on the lower right hand side of the circle. Make sure that the tail and one of his feet is on the outer part of the circle.
If you have post-it tape, then stamp the bunny onto the post it tape. If you do not have post it tape, you can stamp it on the sticky section of a regular post-it note.
Cut out the bunny. This will be used as a mask over the bunny already stamped.
Line the cut out bunny sticker with the bunny you already stamped and press down. This will protect this bunny.
Ink the second bunny, also in sepia. If you have a positioner, line the stamp up in the corner of the positioner and press down.
Place the positioner onto the painting until you get the second bunny just where you want it to sit. Remove the plexi portion and line the stamp up in the corner and stamp the second bunny in place.
If you do not have a positioner, you can still carefully place the stamp so the second bunny is hiding behind the first bunny. The mask on the first bunny protects it from any overlapping lines.
Remove the mask so you can see the proper bunny placement.
Paint in the bunnies in the colors of your choice. I painted one with sepia for it to be brown then mixed sepia with african violet to create a gray for the second bunny. I used very watered down carmine to add a little pink to the cheeks and ears.
Time to create the wreath!
Take the vine stamp and ink it with Olive Green.
Press the vine around the circle starting under the bunnies and ending behind the brown bunny. Remember to press the stamp a few times before reapplying the ink. I also made the vines all flow in the same direction, clockwise. Do not add water yet!
Ink the daisy bunch stamp with the carmine marker.
Press the flowers any where around the wreath that you’d like. Stamp in a circular pattern each time, then reapply the ink between each flower bunch.
Ink the stem flower with pine green and violet.
Press the stem flower around the wreath, stamping a few times in each location before reapplying ink.
I don’t have a photo of the stamp, but ink up the last small flower stamp with brilliant yellow. Press the stamp a few times around the wreath anywhere there are still some gaps.
Time to add water!
I started with my green vines, then my pink flowers, purple flowers, and my yellow flowers last, making sure to rinse my brush between each color.
And that’s it! Sign and date it and you are complete!
If you have the stamps, you can stamp “Happy Easter” or “Happy Spring” in the center to create a card if you’d like. You can also just frame it to display around Easter time with your decor. It is cute either way!
Stay tuned until next week with an all new Watercolor Wednesday post!
As always, here is a step by step video that you can follow along with to help you create this little painting yourself! 🙂