Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
Last week, I posted a simple monstera leaf DIY.
One of the things I love about nature is the unique designs and patterns it creates. From the cuts and holes of monstera leaves, to the color combination of a peacock's tail feathers, there's an unlimited supply of inspiration anywhere we go.
For today's project, I chose to feature the banded pattern of agate gemstones, and I thought it might be interesting to paint it since there are so many types and classifications.
Check out this 2-minute video I made on How to Paint an Agate:
If you choose to paint the agate pattern yourself, you'll need:
- Watercolor set (links to the materials I used are at the bottom of this post)
- Large round brush
- Small round brush
- Watercolor paper
- Gold acrylic paint
- Clock mechanism
- Foam board
- Create a circle wash on your watercolor paper using a big round brush.
- Using a dark blue shade, "poke" the edges of the circle several times to create tiny ripple effects all around. You should end up with a dark-to-light gradient of color towards the center. Repeat for two or more inner circles in your agate.
- Outline the circle using black watercolor.
- Once dry, use gold acrylic to outline the outer circle and anywhere there's a transition of color/shade.
- Since agate patterns are unique, feel free to mix complementing colors such as purple or pink depending on your preference.
DIY Agate Clock Steps:
- Cut out your watercolor agate or use this free agate printable.
- Trace the agate onto a foam board and cut. Glue them together.
- Take a utility knife and cut a small circle in the middle to fit the clock mechanism.
- Insert the clock mechanism according to packaging instructions.
- Add a hook at the back so you can hang the clock.
What other color combinations of agates do you like? Share them below!
MATERIALS USED FOR THIS POST (or similar):