Nature Study

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…

How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids
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How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids

How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves 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 watercolor paint some beautiful and easy Fall leaves even if you are the newest beginner.  This is really fun and easy!  You might also…

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 Paint Watercolor – Easy Fall Trees – For Beginners and Kids
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How to Paint Watercolor – Easy Fall Trees – For Beginners and Kids

How to Paint Watercolor Fall Trees for Beginners Are you loving all of the beauty of Autumn? Today I’m going to show you how to watercolor paint some simple fall trees. This is a really fun and easy tutorial even if you are the newest beginner.  And you can have so much fun experimenting with…

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…

Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List
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Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List

You don’t really need much as a nature journaling beginner, but sometimes it’s fun to invest in a few supplies that can make the experience more memorable and enjoyable.  Here is a list of some of my favorite nature journaling tools. There are so many benefits to getting out in nature.  Read about them here,…

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…

What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck
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What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck

The blank journal page.  It can be so overwhelming sometimes! Some days it comes easy.  Other days, not so much.  Facing that page can feel paralyzing!  It even happens in your nature journal.  I think my biggest fear is that I’ll waste my precious time and materials on something that won’t turn out like I…

Watercolor Basics – A Quick Supply Guide for Beginners
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Watercolor Basics – A Quick Supply Guide for Beginners

Are you thinking about trying your hand at Watercolor?  I’m excited for you!  Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums both for the ease of use and for the look of the finished product.  You may have noticed that there are thousands of products out there to use and buy.  It can be pretty overwhelming!…