How to paint layered watercolour flowers! (beginner friendly)

Learn watercolour layering technique while painting your very own COSMOS FLOWERS.


If you hate reading instructions, scroll down and watch the video tutorial right away!


This activity takes a bit of patience while you wait for paint to dry, or you can cheat with speeding up the drying process with a hairdryer (be careful not to blow away your paper though)!


What you'll need:

Watercolour paints

Watercolour paper

Watercolour paintbrush (a round brush with a pointed tip is best!)

Watercolour paper

Cloth or paper towel for blotting your brush

Two jars of water (one for warm colours and one for cool colours!)


Tip: just use whatever supplies you have at home! If you need to get some, I have a free supplies guide here you can download to help with that!)


Make sure you have plenty of space on your table, and just lay everything out where it's comfortable for you - but try and make sure you don't need to reach across your page to wash your paintbrush or get more paint on the brush, because you might end up spilling paint all over your page!


Also, make sure you keep your cup of tea away from your water jars - otherwise you might end up dipping your brush in your tea, or sipping paint water.


Alright, so now you have your supplies and you're set-up ready to start painting, let's give it a go, watch the tutorial below!




If you are keen to get painting but you don't know what supplies you need (all the paper types, brush sizes and shapes and different types of paints can be overwhelming!!!) I have a FREE Watercolour Supplies Guide to remove the guesswork and help you find the supplies you actually need!








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