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DIY Watercolor Feather

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I am excited to share my DIY watercolor feather painting that I created yesterday. Painting is very relaxing and cathartic for me and I am by no means an artist! Using watercolor paints is a lot easier than you might think, and I highly encourage everyone to give it a try. Last year I was encouraged by THIS post that gives step-by-step painting instructions. I haven’t stopped painting since! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Supplies Needed:

Watercolor Pad – cold press
Watercolor Paints


DIY Watercolor Feather

Using a pencil, I drew an outline of a feather. Yes, my feather obsession lives on. I chose paint colors from the palette that I thought would look pretty together. Blues, grays and turquoise. My inspiration piece was my antique inkwell and a found feather.

DIY Watercolor Feather

This painting took just about 15 minutes to create. One discovery I made, if I think I’ve made a mistake I just add more water to blend the paint. My supposed mistake disappears.

DIY Watercolor Feather

Wouldn’t it be awesome to find an actual real feather like this?

DIY Watercolor Feather


DIY Watercolor Feather

Remember the paper feather garland I made a couple of weeks ago? I used one of the templates for this painting.

DIY Watercolor Feather

Again using the same color palette I blended the watercolors until I was happy with the painting.

DIY Watercolor Feather

The painting looks pretty hanging above my desk on my inspiration board. Here’s how I made this weathered wood memo board.

DIY Water Color Feather

Do me a favor and treat yourself to some watercolor supplies. They aren’t very expensive and you will hopefully find it as relaxing as I do. Feel free to share your creations!

Until tomorrow…


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DIY Watercolor Feather. Easy to paint watercolor feathers.

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  1. This is so beautiful Vik, your talents never cease to inspire me. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Beautiful. Love the blue and the creativity.

  3. These are so beautiful, Vicki! I got into watercolors last year and I find it so relaxing to sit down and paint for a bit 🙂

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