Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Add joy to your space by creating an easy to do succulent/cactus wall art piece!

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Hello Friends!

I am back with another fun blog tutorial! Since going back to work, I wanted to spruce up my work space. What better way than to create a succulent/cactus wall art piece! I got Peggy Dean’s Botanical Line drawing book last year and haven’t had a chance to really use it much. This was the perfect opportunity! Continue reading below to see how you can make a succulent wall art for your space.

Supplies

  • Strathmore Mixed Media paper
  • Tombow Mono Drawing Pencil
  • Tombow Mono Eraser
  • Tombow Twin Tone markers
  • Tombow Irojiten Coloured Pencils (I used the Tranquil Set)
  • Tombow Mono Drawing Pens
  • Pentel water brush pen
  • Fiskar Portable Paper Trimmer
  • Frame (Optional)
  • Succulent references (I’m using Botanical Line Drawing by Peggy Dean)

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Tips

  • Use the same method to make a succulent/cactus card! Perfect for the plant lover in your life.
  • Choose paper that is thick, good quality and will withstand water. That’s why I love using Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
  • Try using one colour scheme for all of your succulent/cactus drawings – it would make for a different take on your wall art.

Step 1: Draw in Pencil

Using the Tombow Mono drawing pencil, draw your succulent designs onto a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper. I tried to create even spacing throughout each design. I also tried to mix up the designs to include succulents and cacti.

For reference, I used Peggy Dean’s Botanical Line Drawing book. I love this book so much as Peggy makes it really easy to follow along and create amazing botanical drawings! You could use any references you wish.

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Step 2: Add Colour

This is the fun part – to add colour to each succulent and cactus! Using a mix of Tombow Twin Tone markers and the Tombow Irojiten coloured pencils, add colour to each succulent and cactus. For parts of each succulent/cactus, I also activated the Tombow Twin Tone marker with water using the Pentel water brush pen. I love the look I was able to create using a mixed of watercolour, marker and pencil crayon.

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Step 3: Outline

Using the Tombow Mono drawing pens, I outlined each succulent/cactus. Since the Mono drawing pens come in three different sizes (01,03, and 05), I varied using each size depending on what I was outlining. I like the contrast created using thick and thin lines.

After everything has had a chance to set and dry well, using the Tombow Mono eraser, erase away any visible pencil lines. Be careful when erasing not to smudge any of your designs.

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

Step 4: Cut and Frame

You will want to cut your design into a size that will fit your frame. I used the Fiskar’s paper trimmer to ensure I had straight and smooth lines. Once done, frame your design!

Easy To Do Succulent/Cactus Wall Art

This is truly an easy and simple way to add a little spark of joy and happiness to any space! If you try this project, I would love to see what you come up with. Tag me in your creations! I am interested to see in what space you will find a home for your succulent/cactus wall art.

Be sure to follow me on the blog and on Instagram (@letteringbyusha) to stay tuned to all of my lettering, crafting and personal adventures!

Do you love succulents or cacti?

~Usha

Life Updates

  • I am such a lover of succulents that I have pop sockets of succulents and I even own blouses with a succulent design too…
  • The countdown for the final season of Game of Thrones is on!
  • Survivor Season 38 premiere this week! Eeekkkk!

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