A watercolor succulent makes easy and attractive wall art for your home. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have cool decorations. The frame was purchased in a 3 pack for half off from a crafts store and watercolor paper and watercolor pencils are not expensive either. I have used the same set of watercolor pencils for 12 years. It is almost time for a few new ones. I have my favorite colors and they are getting tiny.
The most expensive item I used in making the piece was a new paint pen for me. A friend brought over her Posca Pens and after using hers I had to purchase my own because they are AMAZING! I ordered mine off of Amazon. They work so well. I had no problem stopping and starting. Other paint pens don’t seem to work well after a few uses. Not with this pen and the white was really white and solid. I did not have to go over it multiple times for it to show up and now I want to purchase a full range of the pens.
Supplies to make the watercolor succulent wall art:
- Watercolor paper
- Pencil and good eraser
- Watercolor pencils
- Water pen or paint brush and water
- Paper towel or old cloth to blot paintbrush on
- Posca Pen in black and white
- Lightly draw your shape in pencil. Use sharpened watercolor pencils or even pastel pencils to color in the shapes you have drawn
- Use a water pen or paint brush dipped in water to smooth out the pencil lines inside the shape. Start with a little water because too much and it will be uncontrollable.
- Once you have the piece colored in you can start adding the details. I started with the black and then added the white.
- Step back and look at the pice again and add more detail.
- If you think you need to add more watercolor or highlights you can do that when you use a paint pen and it generally will not change the color of the paint pen.
- Pick a frame, hang on your wall and enjoy!