Today I had a walk outside (yes, despite the cold and wet weather) and I had collected some thistles. They were growing right near the walking path and they looked kind of interesting. And I was thinking about using them in my next project. In my opinion there is not much color out there in the winter season. That is why I wanted to paint them. I used yellow acrylic paint and a soft small sponge for applying the color to the thistles.
You just have to dip the sponge in the color and dab the spikes of the thistles carefully with the sponge.
Afterwards, let them dry.
And now arrange them in a small vase and put them where you see them everyday. Colors lift your mood in the winter season! 🙂
P.S.: You can collect more thistles and paint them with different colors and you have a colorful ‘bouquet’.