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Mother’s Day Watercolor Art

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Mother's Day Watercolor Art

Show Mom how much you care with this super easy watercolor art for Mother’s Day!  This project goes from start to finish in about 20 minutes.   It makes a beautiful gift straight from the heart!

For this project, I gathered a few supplies I had on hand:

  • 8×10 canvas
  • Pencil
  • Carbon Paper
  • Heart Cookie Cutter
  • Copper Leaf Marker
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brushes

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

I printed some words in a beautiful font and cut them out and laid them on my canvas where I wanted them.  Then using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter as a pattern, I drew a heart lightly with a pencil.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

I put a piece of carbon paper under the words and traced them onto the canvas with a pencil.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

Using a copper leaf marker, I filled in the traced letters.  I would have rather used gold, but I didn’t have that in my supplies.  You can pick up these markers at most craft stores.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

The heart that I drew was a little dark, so I erased it until it was barely there.  That way when I painted over it, I wouldn’t be able to see the pencil outline.   This worked really well.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

I didn’t use any fancy watercolors.  These were leftover from one of my kids from school.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

Using random colors, I just started painting mini flowers all over the heart shape outline.   Believe me when I say, I’m no painter, but this was totally easy to do.

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

Framed, this makes a beautiful gift for Mom!

If you enjoyed this project, please pin it!   Thank you!

Mother's Day Watercolor Art

Wishing my own incredible Mom, and all of you Moms out there, a very special Mother’s Day!

 

Thank you for sharing!

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26 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mama Grace
    May 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Looks lovely. I don’t know if I can paint flowers as well. #StrawberryShuffle

    1. Thank you. It’s way easier than it might look, I’m sure you’d do okay 🙂

  2. Reply
    Beverly
    May 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Laurie, this is such a sweet idea and it looks great! I love the copper leaf marker. Your flowers are pretty, too! Pinning and sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Beverly and I appreciate the shares too!

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    Helen at Pleasures of the NW
    May 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    You make it look so easy!! And it’s really beautiful – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY link up!

    1. Always a pleasure to link up at your wonderful party Helen! It’s always fun to see how projects like this will turn out since I really have no experience in the area, but it was fun to do.

  4. Reply
    Nikki Gwin
    May 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! And you make me believe that I too can do it! 🙂

    1. Thanks Nikki! I’m sure you would have no problem doing this! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Reply
    Teresa
    May 9, 2017 at 8:58 am

    it’s beautiful and it does make a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party. Pinned!

    1. Thanks Teresa! Appreciate the pin too 🙂

  6. Reply
    Julie
    May 10, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Thanks Laurie for sharing this great Mother’s Day craft at our Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Have a Happy Mother’s Day.
    Hugs, Julie

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Julie – you too!

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    Gentle Joy Homemaker
    May 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

    What a nice gift w/ meaning. Beautiful too. 🙂

    1. Reply
      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure my mom will like it too 🙂

  8. Reply
    Marilyn Lesniak
    May 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I’ll take two please!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    1. Reply
      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you Marilyn! I enjoy sharing at your party! Thanks for the shares!

  9. Reply
    Lina
    May 11, 2017 at 5:40 am

    It looks lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sew It Cook It Craft It.

    1. Reply
      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks Lina!

  10. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    May 12, 2017 at 2:32 am

    That looks awesome Laurie, a true gift from the heart. Wishing both you and your Mom a wonderful Mother’s Day

    1. Reply
      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much! Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

  11. Reply
    Mary - the boondocks blog
    May 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Laurie your lovely watercolor wall art is my feature this week at Sweet Inspiration. Congratulations! And Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Reply
      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks so much Mary! Gave me my first big smile of the day! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  12. Reply
    Kate Hollingsworth
    May 14, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Laurie this looks awesome! I love the water colour flowers – you should do a tutorial on how to paint the flowers for non-artistic people like me 😉 xx

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

      lol thanks Kate, I’m no painter, but these are so easy, you should give it a try sometime, you might be surprised. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. Reply
    Trudy
    May 16, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    That frame is gorgeous and I didn’t know about the leafing pens! I’ll be on the lookout for them next shopping trip! I love that it was so simple and you could use just about anything you have on hand to replicate it. Thank you for sharing with us at Designing YoU!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Loving the leafing pens! Hoping to use them on some other projects! Thanks for stopping by Trudy!

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