2. Begin by taking your darkest blue watercolor crayon, and color in the first inch of the petals. As you will be adding water to this, it isn't necessary to color very precisely!
3. Add a second shade of blue. Since this was a very dark blue, I colored less intensely so I had the depth of color, but not too much.
4. Add another layer of blue. The amount of the petals you color with each shade is your choice!
5. Keep going until there is color in as much of the petals as you wish.
6. With a wet paint brush, start at the darkest part of the petals, and wash over the crayon so the shades blend together until you are happy with the effect.
7. Add yellow dots in the center.
8. After washing the yellow dots with water, use the black water color crayon to make black 'seeds' in the center of the flower.
9. Now draw a butterfly on the page. Anywhere!
10. In the same way you colored the petals, pick shades of a color and repeat on the wings. You can copy colors from a real butterfly, or make up your own.
11. Write in some text that reflects your drawing - I used a quotation from Nathaniel Hawthorn. Use your own handwriting to make it more personal. This is purely your work, so don't be critical!
12. I then added some water and very diluted blue watercolor to give the page a slightly hazier background.
large paint brush
mixed media or watercolor paper
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