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Learn to watercolour paint with Bailey

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We know everyone is doing their bit to stay home and stay safe. All this time at home can inspire you to learn new things. It’s time to unleash the inner artist within and take a lesson with Bailey on how to paint with watercolours to create a card to send to a loved one.

Learn the art of watercolour painting with Namassana Holland-Beard.

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What you will need:

  • A4 watercolour paper
  • Watercolours
  • Flower, or picture of a flower
  • Paintbrush
  • HB pencil
  • Black fine point pen
  • Paper towel
  • Scissors
  • Eraser
  • Water vessel
  • Ruler

What to do: 

  1. Measure and cut paper to desired size.
  2. Draw a pencil line to indicate the middle fold.
  3. Using the flower, or picture as a reference draw the flower lightly using the pencil. Take your time and use the eraser to make adjustments.
  4. Once you are happy with the outlines, use the black fine point pen to go over the pencil drawing.
  5. Use the eraser to rub out and remaining pencil marks.
  6. Fill water vessel up and use the paintbrush to mix the watercolours to get the desired colour.
  7. Using the flower as a reference fill in the petals one at a time, trying not to colour petals that are adjacent to each other. This will stop the watercolours leaking from one petal to another. If using different colours, ensure the first colour is dry before starting the second colour and your paintbrush is clean. Paper towel can be used to soak up any excess liquid.
  8. Once the flower is dry, use the black point pen to add inline details to create a realistic appearance.
  9. Fold the card using the pencil line indicating the middle fold.
  10. Use black point pen to write a message to a friend or loved one on the inside of the card.

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