Learn how to paint a beautiful rosy heart using watercolours! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
-small round brush
-container for water and rag/paper towel
-pencil and eraser
1. Cut out a heart out of scrap paper for a template. An easy way to make a heart is to fold the paper in half and cut out a half heart shape.
2. Trace the heart lightly onto watercolour paper with a pencil.
3. To make the roses pick a spot on the heart and paint a small group of curved dashes. Next, clean your brush, dab off excess water, and blend some of the edges out to soften it.
4. To make the rose fuller just keep painting and blending outwards. Make sure to have darker spots and lighter blended spots to create depth!
Make roses along the rest of the heart wherever you’d like.
5. To make the leaves we are going to be using the same technique as the roses.
Paint little dashes with more of a point at the ends for a leaf shape. Blend parts out with a clean damp brush. You can create a light green colour by adding more water to the paint. Think of the water as “white” paint. So more water equals lighter, transparent colours.
Layer a darker green on top. Keep going all around the heart.
You can add leaves in between roses.
When you’ve painted all around, erase any pencil lines and you’re done!
Happy Valentine’s Day!