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.
How to Paint a Beautiful Big Butterfly for Your Garden
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.
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Begin painting your 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
I keep on colour and pattern with a blend of dark and light contrasting shades.
I use circles and try and create a balanced design on the wings.
Spray protective top coat
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.
And lastly I hang up the butterfly in various places in my garden .