Don’t let me scare you away by using the word painting. This is the EASIEST painting you’ll ever do, it will leave you feeling like a pro!

The silhouette sketch pens are the secret to this ultra easy Holiday Mason jar watercolour painting. This watercolour painting is so easy you'll think you're a professional!If you haven’t used the silhouette sketch pens with your cameo your totally missing out on a fabulous feature! With the help of May Arts Ribbon and Scrapbook Adhesives this plain ol’ drawing can become a work of rustic art!

Follow these simple steps to create this Mason Jar Watercolour Artwork:

Steps to create a watercolour painting, beginning with the silhouette sketch pens

  1. Use your Silhouette plus your silhouette sketch pens to create the mason jar drawing (provided below), on a small piece of watercolour paper (you can get inexpensive pieces at Michaels). Check out this Mason Jar sketch tutorial for some great tips.
  2. Gather your supplies- watercolour paint in blue, green, and brown (quality doesn’t matter, just Crayola is fine), May Arts burlap twine, and red pom-pom ribbon, and Scrapbook Adhesive dotz, two paintbrushes, and a needle.
  3. I have no painting skills so my technique is probably very poor, but you can refer to this “How to Approach Watercolour” if you’d like some actual tips. I used one brush to paint the jar with water, and then slowly added blue with the other, brushing more water over areas that I wanted lighter. Then I used a fine tip brush to fill the branches in with brown.
  4. Cut pom-poms from the May Arts ribbon and attach the berries using Scrapbook Adhesive dotz.
  5. Use a needle to poke a hole on either side of the rim of the Mason. Thread the burlap string through and tie in a bow.
  6. Add your watercolour painting to a frame, and you have yourself a beautiful piece of Holiday Art, perfect for a gift or to spruce up your home!

EASY Mason Jar Watercolour painting tutorial

Please enjoy this Silhouette sketch pen drawing I created.

Free Silhouette sketch pen drawing

Right click to save the image

Thats not all, this is part of a Ribbonista blog hop! Please hop along, and leave a comment below to win a fabulous prize from May Arts and Scrapbook adhesives. We’ll be sharing projects all week long, be sure to check the May Arts blog for the next stop!

Virginia Fynes (me)

Shellye McDaniel

Latrice Murphy


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40 thoughts on “Holly in A Mason Jar Watercolour Painting

  1. Chrissy

    Virginia!! This is AWESOME! I love it!! Your watercoloring is perfect and the pom pom accents are adorable. I can’t wait to get my Cameo, hopefully, this week. I’m going to save this image. Thank you!


  2. Avonlea

    This is sooooo lovely! This would make a lovely framed gift! Not only do you have a tutorial, but you shared the image with us! Thank you so very much!


  3. Judy B

    Lovely work of art. I don’t have a silhouette cameo so I would love to know how to reproduce it the old fashioned way. The colors are so pretty.


    1. Virginia Post author

      Hi Judy, I don’t see why you couldn’t just print out the image. I’ve never tried feeding watercolor paper through a printer but some thin ones are available, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work?! Let me know if you give it a try!


  4. Suzy

    Great project, your painting is beautifully done. Love how you made it a home décor project and placed it in a frame. Very creative. I want to try those pens….have to make a craft stop this weekend.


  5. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Thanks for the shout-out to my Mason Jar Sketch Pen creation! Yours is uh-ma-zing…I love the added details of the berries and burlap string. I’m TOTALLY going to feature you in my Reader Showcase next week (if that’s cool with you). Happy holidays!


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