Encouraged by the colors and flavors of France, we designed this Layered Watercolor Mirabelle Plum Art as the perfect complement to this month’s French Riviera-themed collection. Like many of our layered papercut projects, this craft is simple, elegant, and so easy to make. When you’re finished putting it together, hang it on your wall for a high-art, low-effort piece that will impress your guests.
You can cut all the pieces for this project by hand using our template, or you’re welcome to speed things along with a cutting machine. Once you’ve gathered your tools and materials, check out the video of our layered watercolor process below.
A Plum Craft
We love the organic feel of this botanical print and couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. We chose the mirabelle plum for the subject of our painting as it perfectly embodies the luxury of our French Riviera collection. Mirabelle plums are a rare and coveted fruit that import exclusively from Lorraine, France. In summer, the golden plums develop cute little red freckles on their skin, making them quite a lovely sight. While tasting one for yourself may prove difficult, you can still experience its unique beauty in your home.
Historically, watercolor botanical paintings have been an important tradition in art, dating all the way back to the Renaissance. The rich color produced by watercolor is perfect for capturing nature’s beauty and will pop wonderfully against your stark white canvas. Don’t be afraid to play around with the watercolor — no need to be a perfectionist. Let your creativity run as wild and free as nature itself.
Please remember to show us the fruits of your labor by posting a pic to our crafters’ community or on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
- Cutting Machine (optional)
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Kai 5″ Detail Scissors
- Princeton Paintbrushes – 8, 10 & 3/4″
- Favani Art Paper Pack
- Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Self Adhesive Foam Squares – White – 0.5″ X 0.5″
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Art Glitter Glue
- Prisma Colored Pencils
- Watercolors Set of 36
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