How to Paint a Beautiful Big Butterfly for Your Garden

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I found this wonderful laser cut wooden butterfly and thought it would be such a lovely addition to the garden to brighten up a fence.

Get your Laser cut butterfly water colour pencils

Laser cut wooden butterfly

I choose to use the water colour pencils as I find them easy and cleaner than acrylics as brushes but of course you can choose to do it that way with equally good results.

Begin painting your butterfly

Laser cut wooden butterfly

I choose to paint the outer edge firstly and let it dry before building up next layer of colour. The water colour pencils are so easy just dip the nib I to water and begin painting.

Continue to paint design

Edge with colour

I keep on colour and pattern with a blend of dark and light contrasting shades.

Painting butterfly

I use circles and try and create a balanced design on the wings.

Spray protective top coat

Colour the butterfly

When I’ve finished the design and it’s dry I lay the butterfly onto the grass and I use a spray fixative protective top coat.

Spray protective top coat

And lastly I hang up the butterfly in various places in my garden .

Painted garden Butterfly
Painted garden butterfly
Painted Butterfly
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