If you want a gorgeous piece of art in your home, follow this Watercolor and Woodburning DIY Artwork Tutorial. It’s easy for a beginner or advanced artist!
Thank you, Walnut Hollow, for providing me with the wood plank! The opinions in this post are 100% my own.
I created this artwork for my Gem party, and I loved it so much, it’s now a permanent piece of decor in my home. Not only is this GORGEOUS, but it’s seriously so easy to make. This Watercolor and Woodburning DIY Artwork Tutorial will work with any image, but if you love the gems, you can find them in a set in my shop (they’re also SVG files, which come in handy!)
What you need to create this Watercolor and Woodburning DIY Artwork
- Walnut Hollow Wood Plank (mine were about 11″ x 16″)
- Gem graphics
- Graphite Tracing Sheet
- Woodburning Tool
- White Printer Paper
- Pencil with Eraser
- DecoArt Green Energy Acrylic Paint
- DecoArt Peacock Teal Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel Key West Acrylic Paint
- Blending Palette
- Round Paint Brush
- First, arrange Gem graphics in a document, then print it out.
- Place a Graphite Tracing Sheet on top of the Wood Plank, then your printed sheet on top of that.
- Trace around the gems with a Pencil.
- Use the Cone Point on the Woodburning Tool to trace around the markings left on the wood plank from the graphite sheet. You may need to go over it one or two times.
- Place some of each color of the acrylic paint in the Blending Palette and add water to each one to thin it out.
- Start painting the gems in spots with the Green Energy color, fill in a little more with the Key West Acrylic Paint, then finish filling it in with the Peacock Teal Acrylic Paint. Tip: Keep adding more water to the paint so it’s thin, and blend the colors together if the painting looks too spotty.
- Let it dry, then display!
The Woodburning Tool is quite a bit different than using a pen or pencil. I think this is a great way to practice those fine motor skills, which is GREAT for hand lettering! I’m going to have to practice a little more before I try lettering with it, but for now, I love the way this artwork turned out!
Get the gem graphics (plus some hand lettering quotes) in my shop:
If you liked this, check out these other tutorials using Walnut Hollow products: