How to Paint a Dandelion

Dandelions seem to be popping up everywhere especially on artwork and cards. Here is a simple way to paint your own using a pen, a dab of paint and a small paintbrush.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Dandelions are incredibly easy to paint and draw and the best part about them is that they don't hold a perfect shape.

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All you'll need for this craft:

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

First, make a long stem leaning towards the center of the board.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Then make lines coming off the tip of the stem to make a circle... these do not need to be all the same length so don't worry about perfection. This will be the flower.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Add a second dandelion by drawing another stem and another flower. Darken any lines as necessary.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Now draw little lines coming from the flower to the edge of the board. These will be the seeds in the breeze. You want a slight curve in these little lines and want them going in different directions.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Next is to paint the little whisp-y things. Not sure if they have a more scientific name... The part of the flower that you blow off to make a wish. Here is a picture of the brush I used.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Just dab some paint onto the paper to have a couple of testers. You don't want too much paint or it will just look like a glob. If just enough paint is on the brush it will resemble the little whisps.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Carefully dab along the outside of the flowers. Take turns between doing heavy dabs and light dabs.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

Now do a dab of paint on one side of those little lines you made earlier.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

And that's it! Again, feel free to darken any lines with the Sharpie and add any extra dabs of paint for the whisps.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

I ended up putting my painting on my fireplace mantel. I love it as the center piece.

{Texas Craft House} How to paint a dandelion flower

I hope you enjoyed your Easter!

{Cassie}

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