Watercolor Pencil Birdhouse by Kimberly®
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Watercolor Pencil Birdhouse by Kimberly®

See how easy it is to use Kimbery® watercolor pencils to create a birdhouse image with this illustrated guide.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Kimberly® Watercolor Pencils – Brown, Green, Blue and Red
  • Paintbrush
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Cup of Clean Water
  • Paper Towel

Project Instructions

Step 1 Draw a simple birdhouse with a dry Brown Kimberly® Watercolor Pencil. Layer more color under eaves and on bottom of birdhouse.

Step 2 Activate color with wet brush.

Step 3 While paper is still wet, add wood grain and bird hole with dry brown pencil using the Wet Paper Technique.

Step 4 Color the left side of the pole Brown on dry paper then stroke water over entire pole.

Step 5 After pole is dry, add the greenery by wetting the paper with clear water. Then, create a swatch of green Kimberly® Watercolor Pencil on a separate sheet of paper. Activate the pallet swatch of Green Kimberly® Watercolor Pencil to create the greenery.

Step 6 Add Green foreground reeds by drawing lines on damp paper with the Green Kimberly® Watercolor Pencil and let paper dry. Dip red pencil in water then touch pencil tip to paper to make red flower shapes using the Bold Details Technique.

Step 7 Let paper dry, then paint in the small blue flowers using the same technique as in Step 5.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Kathi Hanson courtesy of General Pencil.