Minnesota State ART: DIY watercolor wall art tutorial video

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a colorful Watercolor State Art tutorial video with tips on how to transfer the state shape onto your paper using the Cricut BrightPad.

When I thought of making a DIY Minnesota state art piece, I knew immediately that I wanted to use watercolors. So I filmed my creative process today and am sharing this DIY watercolor state art video with you all and show you how I used the Cricut Brightpad to transfer my state shape.

how to paint a watercolor State Art

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I share a video tutorial showing how you can create your own Watercolor State art to decorate your wall with or display anywhere. I really enjoy watching video tutorials and as a visual learner I find them much more useful than photos only. But, I have also included a quick photo tutorial beneath for  your reference. Enjoy!

handpainted State Art

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How to use the Cricut BrightPad

To trace my state shape onto my mixed media paper, I used the Cricut BrightPad today. Full disclosure, I received this product for free, because I am on a design team. I absolutely LOVED this light pad and enjoyed creating this watercolor piece that I shared on Instagram the other day. So I thought a full-length video tutorial would be useful to others. This is not a sponsored post 🙂

State Art using Cricut Bright Pad

I was able to layer three sheets of paper on top of the Cricut BrightPad today. I really would not have been able to make this Watercolor State art piece this easily if not for this light pad. See it in action in my video if you don’t believe me.

Cricut bright pad State Art

As usual, I didn’t stray too far away from my style and stayed in my comfort zone of painting flowers. Flowers make me happy, what can I say?

gansai tambi State Art

The watercolors I used are the Gansai Tambi watercolor cakes and look at how bright the colors turn out to be! I also finally have found a watercolor brush that works amazing! I have been using this one for a while now and it is not too expensive. A good quality paintbrush makes so much of a difference! Find a link to this paintbrush in the supplies listed below.

watercolor State Art

I also did a bit of hand-lettering on my Watercolor state art piece. I used the MONO twin permanent marker for this. It is waterproof and great for adding details on top of watercolored areas.

State Art cricut

And here is how the finished piece turned out! I love it and I especially love how colorful it is. People always associate Minnesota to be the cold state, but really you can surround yourself with flowers all year long if you want too. 

I added the “Bloom where you are planted” beneath because it seemed very fitting. I have called Minnesota my home for the past 11 years and really cannot think of any other place I’d rather be.

minnesota State Art

Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you learnt something from this tutorial, do share this post with a friend or on social media! Tag me @smithakatti #smithakatti I’d love to see what you create!


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