Adding a collage-stamped background to a watercolor painting (real-time tutorial)

Hi friends! I had a great time painting this butterfly. I didn’t have anything planned when I started but the butterfly was so pretty that I wanted to turn it into a finished artwork. It really needed a background and I didn’t want it to feel “cut and pasted” so today I will show you how to integrate an interesting background after you have painted a subject.

artsy watercolor painting of a butterfly surrounded by art supplies.

This video is real-time so feel free to paint along, or watch it through and paint along after. You can pause anytime you need to. Just be sure to have fun!

If you like this real-time tutorial you will love my online classes! I am running 3 specials this month:

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I hope you enjoyed this full-length tutorial and til next time happy crafting!