My Creative Life

Watercolor Red Floral Heart Tutorial for Beginners
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Watercolor Red Floral Heart Tutorial for Beginners

This is one of those projects that looks so hard but is really easy!  Seriously.  Easy. Watercolor is such a great medium because it’s so versatile and dries quickly making it easy to get a whole stack of gifts done in less than an hour.  You will love this easy watercolor flower tutorial for beginners. …

How to Trace or Transfer to Watercolor Paper – Four Ways!
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How to Trace or Transfer to Watercolor Paper – Four Ways!

Here at Lily and Thistle, we have so many fun projects designed to help you gain confidence in watercolor and have a fun and relaxing experience in the process.  Today I thought I’d show you four ways you can transfer (or trace) the templates we have made available to you onto your choice of watercolor…

Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide
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Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide

Do you get stumped trying to put together color combinations in your Watercolor Art? I made this little guide for myself a while ago just to have handy for watercolor projects. I thought you might find it helpful too. It’s just a bunch of my favorite color combinations with mixing recipe notes to the side….

How to Watercolor Paint a Butterfly For Beginners and Kids
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How to Watercolor Paint a Butterfly For Beginners and Kids

How to Paint a Watercolor Butterfly Has learning to paint what you see in nature been on your list for a while? Today I’m going to show you how to paint watercolor butterfly and moths even if you are the newest beginner.  This is one of those projects that looks so hard but is really…

Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids
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Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids

It’s summertime and now is the best time to stock up on some essential supplies for nature journaling, homeschooling, and art supplies.  It’s also the time of year when Amazon has their huge 2-day sale for Prime Day!  I have scored some great deals on art supplies, homeschooling supplies, crafting supplies and more in the…

How to Paint a Watercolor Peony Flower Tutorial for Beginners
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How to Paint a Watercolor Peony Flower Tutorial for Beginners

How to Watercolor a Peony Flower for Beginners Has learning to paint watercolor flowers been on your list for a while?  Today I’m going to show you how to watercolor a peony flower even if you are the newest beginner.  This is one of those projects that looks so hard but is really easy!  Seriously. …

Watercolor Flower Heart Tutorial for Beginners
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Watercolor Flower Heart Tutorial for Beginners

This is one of those projects that looks so hard but is really easy!  Seriously.  Easy. Watercolor is such a great medium because it’s so versatile and dries quickly making it easy to get a whole stack of gifts done in less than an hour.  You will love this easy watercolor flower tutorial for beginners. …

DIY Hand Painted Valentine Watercolor Donut Card
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DIY Hand Painted Valentine Watercolor Donut Card

Oh my goodness! I’m so excited about this one. You can’t believe how fun and easy it is to paint a doughnut! Nothing says “I love you” like a hand-painted card. And it is so easy to make something special that can be ready in just a few minutes. Seriously.  Watercolor is such a great…

Easy Watercolor Valentine Balloon Card
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Easy Watercolor Valentine Balloon Card

Nothing says “I love you” like a hand-painted card! And it is so easy to make something special that can be ready in just a few minutes. Seriously.  Watercolor is such a great medium because it’s so versatile and dries quickly making it easy to get a whole stack of gifts done in less than…

Easy Watercolor Valentine Art Mini Hearts
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Easy Watercolor Valentine Art Mini Hearts

Nothing says “I love you” like a piece of hand painted artwork. And it is so easy to make something special that can be ready in just a few minutes. Seriously.  Watercolor is such a great medium because it’s so versatile and dries quickly making it easy to get a whole stack of gifts done…

Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal
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Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal

How to Make Your Own Phenology Wheel for Your Nature Journal, Bullet Journal or Art Journal I’m always looking for easy but effective ways to get myself and my children out in nature, recording what we are experiencing together. So when I saw these posts from Lynn Seddon at Raising Little Shoots I was pretty excited…

Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint
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Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint

I’ve had so much fun over here creating a new calendar to brighten your day and I hope your year!  This time, I thought it would be fun to focus on birds. Birds are so fun to paint (and surprisingly easy) to draw.  All of the patterns  for this watercolor calendar are available in the…