Hydrangeas Pencil & Tools Holder (Watercolor Project)

I’ve saved a few tins of Trader Joe’s seasonal sipping chocolate and this weekend decided to pull out my watercolors and paint some hydrangeas on them. It was a quick and relaxing exercise while the baby took naps on a Sunday.   

Here’s what I used: 

  • Tin
  • Watercolor palette
  • White acrylic paint
  • Watercolor brush
  • Acrylic paint brush
  • A small container w/ water and a bounty sheet (to clean your brush)
  • Pencil

Cover your tin in white paint to create your white canvas. This might require more than one layer so let it dry and apply another coat if necessary.

Make sure that it’s dry and with the pencil, create a light sketch of what you want to paint. In this case I drew the petals that form each hydrengea to know where each flower starts and ends. 

When done start applying the watercolor using the same motion you used with the pencil to sketch the flower. 

Watercolor TIP: For multitones that create depth and shadow, make sure to let dry the paint before applying more paint on top. 


What are you crafting this Spring? Any fun projects ahead?