Watercoloring on canvas…

This was such a fun and easy project… My daughter Zoë was looking for something for above her bed and of course I never did get her a house warming gift, only because I wanted something special and handmade, so this became the perfect project…..

I ordered my “Winter’s Song Wreath” paintable transfer from Jami Ray Vintagehttp://jamirayvintage.com and it came in the mail super fast. I am sure you can search for a local retailer that sells Iron Orchid Designs, but Jami is super fast. I purchased some 12 x 16 canvases at Michaels. I painted the canvas in Fluff by Dixie Belle Paint so it would give the transfer something to stick to, I can imagine Gesso would do the same. Then I cut the transfer into four and laid the pattern down on the canvas and positioned it to where I wanted it. The transfer comes with a brayer (plastic stick) to rub the transfer onto the canvas. I rubbed the transfer onto the canvas and just a hint, it helps to have a bubble while rubbing so the transfer comes off easily.

Once the transfer was in place I used my Dixie Belle top coat in flat to seal the transfer. (This really helped in case you drip paint or mess up while water painting, it makes it so easy to wipe off with water).

Next is the fun part…. Picking out your favorite colors…. I used my Dixie Belle Paints, they are highly pigmented and easy to work with. (I will list my colors at the bottom or this post along with a link to shop) I used my small angled brush and water and worked a little magic.

Voila…. go crazy, pick your favorite colors…. its that simple.


  1. IOD paintable transfer Winter’s song wreath.
  2. 4 12 x 16 canvas
  3. Top coat clear flat (Dixie Belle Paint).
  4. Small artist brushes
  5. Water
  6. Peacock
  7. Aubergine
  8. Fluff
  9. Terra cotta
  10. Lemonade
  11. Rustic red
  12. Tea Rose
  13. Apricot
  14. Kudzu
  15. Holy guacamole

Just have fun and be creative…

Shop Dixie Belle Products: https://dixiebellepaint.com?aff=183

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