Watercolor Floral Eggs

March 24, 2015Allison Murray
You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

Normally I let my cats get all up in my business when I am crafting because normally it’s not too big of a deal. I mean if a cat swipes at your yarn, is that really the end of the world? As far as I’m concerned it just isn’t. And it’s much easier than trying to keep them away.

My cat craft assistant loves Easter eggs. Tomorrow see just how we decorated these beauties!

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But on this day, it was totally worth it to listen to Max ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ka-thunking the closed office door while yowling like he had been seriously injured because I was dealing with food coloring. The last thing I wanted was to have one of these little pots of coloring to go flying and staining my clothes, my skin, the desk, you name it.

 

And cats don’t just knock something over and go about their way do they? Once they get a satisfying spill or drop they turn to the other things until it is every last thing has flung to the floor with that quick swipe of the wrist while I’m yelling at them like they understand me about not wanting to stain my awesome sweatpants (and they are awesome, I have 3 pairs and I live in these suckers!)

Just check out the pics from me and Max working on another set of Easter eggs. He’s fine in the first and in the second everything goes terribly awry. Sometimes cats don’t make the greatest assistants.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

But back to the lovely eggs you came to see how to make… let’s get on it.

For this project you will need:

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

For my eggs I decided I wanted to use all of the assorted colors (red, green, blue and yellow) and from the neon just the purple. Choose your color palette and find disposable cups for each color. I like to use these medication measuring cups from Amazon for things like this. In each cup squeeze in about 20 drops. Add just the tiniest amount of water to thin the food coloring out.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

You really don’t need a ton of each color. This is my red and I have less than 5ml which is just the tiniest amount BUT I wound up throwing a good deal of it away when I was finished.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

To start your floral egg paint on a blob of a single color. You can paint another on top but not covering the entire shape to give it the look like above, where the top portion is lighter. To keep the dye from dripping you can either hold steady or take a rag and dab away the excess dye after a few moments for the color to sink in.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

Choose a color to work with your flower. Here I’m using yellow. Make another daub of color around the area of the center. It doesn’t need to be perfect.

Next take your original color and paint a blob of color partially over your new colors.

This process of layering helps the shape look more like a flower and petals and all.

Allow to fully dry and remember that it will dry lighter than it looks wet.

Go around the egg with a few more flowers, mostly filling the space up. On each egg, I made 3 flowers total.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

Take your paint marker and draw “petals” around the outside of the shape. Your lines don’t need to be fully inside, outside or along the edge of the color. Imperfect is no problem.

To draw the center of the flower you can make dots for pollen thingies and lines for stamens (right, is that what they’re called???) The shape in the center can be kind of wild and free-form, too. No rules to this really.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

After your flowers are dry, take your paint marker and in the empty space between the flowers draw the shape of leaves. When that dries, fill in with your leaf color(s) and let dry again.

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

In the end, this is our lovely little floral watercolor egg we just made! It’s not perfect but dang if it isn’t cute anyway!

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

I love them all set up together. Oh, and see the blue bottom one in the middle? I attempted 3 colors and that simply did NOT work well. Stick with the two colors per flower and you’ll be A-OK!

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

And don’t forget, it’s totally cool if your floral eggs aren’t perfect… neither are mine! But maybe they are perfect in their imperfection! And this is far to philosophical for me so I’ll say adieu!

You don't need to be an artist to make these beautiful watercolor floral Easter eggs.

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Comments (20)

  • Stephanie R

    March 24, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    I hadn’t planned on decorating eggs this year, but these are gorgeous and make me want to now! I bet my daughter would love to help make these!

  • Alice

    March 24, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    these are so pretty!
    and I can just picture Max meowing from behind the door, my Fergie transforms into an opera singer whenever I’m in the kitchen. :)

  • Liz Queenlila

    March 25, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Wow these look amazing!

  • Bree

    March 28, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    This eggs are totally swoon worthy!! Thank you for sharing them. :)

  • Sasha

    March 29, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    These are gorgeous! And I love all of the kitty helper photos!

  • Ann Martin

    March 30, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    So pretty! I love the extra pizzazz of the Sharpie lines.

  • Allie

    March 31, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    These are beautiful! It my just be my favorite Easter egg decoration of all time :) so glad to stumble across your blog!

  • Mike

    April 5, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Such a cool idea Allison! I color eggs every year, but have never thought of doing little paintings on them, like you have done with your flowers. It’s too bad that Easter is now over and my eggs are already in my basket but is definitely something for me to keep in mind for next year!

    1. Allison Murray

      April 5, 2015 at 8:22 PM

      You should, Mike! It’s lots of fun :)

      1. Mike

        April 18, 2015 at 9:59 PM

        I think I will Allison! Even though Easter is over, I can still paint eggs if I want to. No rule saying that I can’t do this now, right? :) One thing though. I don’t currently have any food coloring. I was thinking maybe light water color paint. Do you think that will work instead? I will have to remember to pick up some food coloring the next time I’m at the store. Either way, I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  • DazzleWhileFrazzled

    February 29, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    These are the prettiest eggs I’ve seen. Super creative! Visiting from Hometalk.

  • Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

    March 5, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    These are beautiful!!!

  • Sandy Hill

    March 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    What kind of eggs did you use. Real or fake. Were they plastic? Will this work on real boiled eggs.

    Thanks, Sandy

    1. Allison Murray

      March 11, 2016 at 8:07 AM

      You can do these on hard boiled eggs you just need too substitute food coloring markers (sold in the cake making craft section) for the Sharpie. I used the dyeable plastic eggs sold at Walmart for $2.

  • Mimi

    March 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    I am NOT an artist, but I made these eggs and am shocked at how beautiful they turned out! You cannot create a bad one! I used white craft eggs from Michael’s, a few drops of food coloring diluted with a little bit of water and painted some “blobs” of color. Using your eggs as examples, I drew sketchy outlines of flowers and leaves with an extra fine point sharpie around the blobs of color and added the stamen/pistil (still using yours as models) to the centers. I hot glued a skinny satin ribbon bow to each egg and hung them from my PBK spring tree on our kitchen island. Much lovelier than the store bought hanging eggs–I promise!

    1. Allison Murray

      March 21, 2016 at 10:02 AM

      Oh, yay! It is so awesome to know that it worked for you :) Send me a pic if you would like and I’ll feature them on my Facebook page! You can email me at: [email protected] OR hit me up via message or go ahead and share on the FB page directly!

  • Debbie

    March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    These are GORGEOUS, Girlfriend! Thanks so much for posting this ~ I’ve definitely got to try this!
    By the way, I think the blue one is pretty~ xo

  • Crista seibel

    March 21, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Eu achei muito original e lindo! Vou tentar fazer alguns! Obrigado pela idéia! !

  • staci

    March 22, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    SPECTACULAR! These are incredibly beautiful :D Wow, I could just sit here and look at those for hours, lol. What a lovely table display they’d make if not real eggs, but if REAL eggs, what a delight to find these in a hunt!

  • Jordyn Galan

    February 16, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    these are amazing! i cannot wait to try them! gorgeous!

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