Watercolor Gem Art

INSIDE : Learn how to create beautiful DIY watercolor Gem easy artwork for your home or even give as a gift.  This mixed media watercolor piece with a bit of ink pattern makes it a special work of art.

DIY watercolor Gem Artwork

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If you are looking for more Easy DIY Artwork, you might want to check out these simple tutorials I put together for other paintings.

I have had such a fun time creating all kinds of different and new art work!  I have made

Yesterday I took some time with the kiddos to get our watercolor paints out and have a little fun.  You might have seen this Instagram pic that is the color inspiration for my daughter’s room.  Today I am sharing some Watercolor Gem Easy Art work that will be displayed in her room.


What supplies do I need to create watercolor gem art work?

Watercolor Paper
Prang Watercolor Set
Martha Stewart Stencil Tape
Martha Stewart Patterning Tape
Paint Brush

Watercolor Art supplies

How do I paint a watercolor gem?

True to my typical craft style, I did not measure or may anything using a ruler.  So throw those rulers out the window and get creative with me!

Using Martha’s thicker stencil tape, I laid out the basic shape for my watercolor gem.

Then, I used a thinner, patterning tape to create shapes within my gem.  Make sure to push on all edges to ensure a clean edge with your watercolor.

Next, using orange, yellow, purple and fuchsia I filled in each small shape with a simple wet wash technique.

After the paint had dried, I used a thin point pen to doodle some designs overtop the watercolor.  I left some spaces blank to not make the painting too busy.

Watercolor painting

Lastly, remove your tape and enjoy the crisp white lines.

Watercolor Gem

I love the girlie colors and patterns.  I think it will go so perfectly in my daughter’s new “big girl room”…. she’s four, so it’s all relative!

Watercolor Art
Modern Watercolor Gem

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    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      No, thank you for your sweet comment! 😉

  1. This is so great! Might have to stop by Michael’s on the way home to pick up some water colors. This looks like something you’d buy!

  2. With only a few simple steps you can create this Watercolor Gem Easy Artwork,  which is perfect for any room in your home! This was made by Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling.

  3. HOLY CRAP. This is insanely awesome. Wow. I’m so inspired to go create a masterpiece. and you make it look so easy! I can’t wait to go try my hand at this! <3

    Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

    PS: You should come share this post at the Ladies Collective Linkup! <3

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Haha, thanks for your vote of approval Stephanie! =) It’s all fancy because of the tape, you can totally do it! I’ll stop by your link party now. Thanks.

  4. This is beautiful! The colors go so beautiful together – such a simple and pretty design! <3

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Louise!

  5. Watercolours + gems = love! Thanks so much for making this tutorial. I’m pinning it now 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much Carmia! I need more gems in my life and painting them is an expensive way, ha!

  6. Wow. I love watercolor art but am so intimidated. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing at the Pretty Preppy Party!

  7. So simple! Love it! I’m actually looking into new decorations for my wall so I will definitely keep this one in mind. Thanks for sharing!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Paola!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks lady! =)

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Vesna!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Such a complement coming from the master painter! Thanks Aniko!

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