Paint with me! Spring floral tutorial + printable template

It's been SO cold here in Virginia this last week, so today I'm dreaming of sun and Spring flowers as I sit under my sun lamp trying to make up for my lack of Vitamin D (and general sense of joy).

Do you remember my first watercolor tutorial (you can find the first it HERE)? Today I had a lot of fun recording a second super simple watercolor tutorial video. There's also a free printable template you can use with it if you want. In the video, I walk you through a pretty Spring bouquet of flowers.

All you'll need are the following:
  • jar of water (we reuse yogurt containers)
  • watercolor or gouache paints. I use this set** in the video, but sometimes also use something like this ** with the kids (ours came from Michael's). And don't worry--kids' watercolor trays will work just fine too.
  • your favorite brushes (I like one rounded brushes with tips like these**). The one I use in the video is a Master's Touch Round 14 from Hobby Lobby.
  • (optional) tray for mixing colors. You can repurpose something from your house like an ice cube tray or buy one like this.** Watercolors can be rehydrated, so I love that the paint is never wasted!
  • paper + (optional) printed template that you can download HERE. Watercolor paper like this** will hold the paint best, but I'm just using thick sketchbook paper in the video.
  • paper towel for blotting
  • (optional) sun lamp for simulated sunshine

Here's the video tutorial:

You can download the PRINTABLE TEMPLATE HERE or click on the image below.
I hope you have fun creating something that brings you joy today. Tag me in your social media posts or email me a picture of your results!

*I'm so happy for you to enjoy my coloring pages and printables for your personal (not commercial) use! Use for Bible studies, church groups or events, and Sunday school classes are all fine! If you're in doubt, I'm happy to answer any questions. All artwork and photos are copyright Marydean Draws. If you share this, thank you (!), and as a courtesy,  please link back to this post and not the PDF file. 

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  1. Found ur site after watching your YouTube video. These templates are so helpful and appreciated! I’m a newbie watercolorist who’s not confident in my drawing abilities (or my watercolor abilities for that matter) so these are wonderful. And they are so beautiful plus I found your wonderful blog! Many continued blessings!

    1. I'm so glad you found me and that you found the templates helpful! I love making them! Thank you for the kind and encouraging note. I appreciate it so much.


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