When it comes to DIY art, there is some art that’s pretty idiot proof, no art skills required… and then there’s everything that’s just waiting to be Pinterest fail unless you’re a natural artist. But for today’s Deck The Walls art tutorial, Ashley is back with another super easy project: a watercolor brushstroke art piece that only takes about 10 minutes!
Easy DIY Watercolor Brushstroke Art
by Ashley of Bigger Than The Three Of Us
Hi Guys! I’m Ashley from Bigger Than The Three Of Us, where I blog about home renovations and DIY projects all with a modern mid-century flair.
I’m so excited to be here today sharing with you a fun Brushstroke Painting that anyone can do! Seriously, I’m no painter and I managed it AND get this… it only took about 10 minutes! Crazy, right?
This project is so easy to customize! I’ll walk you through the steps and you can take it from there.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Watercolor Paint
- Water cup
- Paper Plate
- Paint Brush
Ready to get started? You’ll be finished before you know it. Promise!
Your first step is to prep your supplies. Put a little water in your cup and set everything out next to your canvas.
Next, you want to squeeze some of your paint on your plate. I wanted a deeper teal than the paint I had, so I squeezed a little bit of black on top of the teal that I had.
Add a bit of water to your paint.
Mix the paint and water together. At this point, you may realize that that you have way too much paint. Or you are reading this tutorial completely before you start and are smarter than that! Ha. Learn from my mistakes, the paint goes a long way. On the other hand, I would rather have had too much as opposed to too little since I did a custom mix with the black. So, do what you think is best. =)
Eyeball your lines and just start making downward strokes. Once you get your first line completed, then you can gauge your other lines off of it.
Once you get to the bottom of the canvas (which takes approximately 3 min), go back over any of the paint strokes that don’t look great. Or go back over ones that you want to look darker.
That’s it! I told you it was super simple.
Brushstroke art is all the rage right now. I think it’s great to find something so simple and that you can customize the colors to match your decor without spending a ton of money or time. We have to save our time for those big renovations, right?!
If you had to buy everything (canvas, paint, brush, etc.), then this project would probably come out around $15. For under $15 and about ten minutes, you can have a beautiful new art piece to add to your walls or on top of your dresser.
Thanks for visiting us again, Ashley!
Coming up in #DeckTheWalls
more renter-friendly wall decor ideas, like a no-holes map wall