Fun cards with loose watercoloring

Lately, I have been having so much fun learning how to loose watercolor. If you aren’t familiar with that term, think of it more like an abstract image. You don’t define your subject with lines or drawings or sketches. You create the illusion or silhouette of the subject. For me, I love nature… so flowers, trees and clouds are my favorite. And because I don’t have to have a drawing background, I can loosely paint without any worries.

I’ve always wanted to be an artist even when I was very little. I started out drawing my own comic books and writing poetry. However, my mom wasn’t fascinated with the idea and so I took a different avenue in my career. But, the urge to create never left me and I’m so happy that there’s so many talented painters on YT who are more than willing to share and teach us to paint. One amazing lady I’ve been following is CreationsCeeCee. She doodles her watercolor paintings which is so fun to watch and because of her technique for loose watercoloring, I’ve been able to follow along and turn some of my own artwork into cards.

I’ve included one of her videos on painting loose flowers below. In case it doesn’t play, watch it on YT here.


If you’re interested in following CeeCee’s YT channel, check it out here.


Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring

For the cards above, I used Arteza Real Brush Pens and the water brush that comes in the set, a white gel pen and put some paint splatters down for the three flowers. The card with the red cluster of flowers I added red enamel dots. The 3rd card, I added clear enamel dots to finish it off. I also added some doodling with my Artist pen.

Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring

I played around with painting loose trees using my Simply Art watercolor set and different shades of green and even added a golden yellow for the Thank you card above. For the landscape on the three trees, I mixed in a little black paint and added splatters.

Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring

These next two cards, I decided to go with a larger piece to make a 5 x 7 card. I painted the flower clusters and even doodled on the “Thank you my friend” card. Again, I used my watercolor Simply Art set and doodled again with my Artist Pen. I also made my card bases from 12 x 12 patterned paper and topped with some clear enamel dots. I stamped the sentiment before I added the dots!

Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring
Fun cards with loose watercoloring

I even painted some more trees and die cut them to make heart-shaped cards! I stamped “Hugs” on both the envelopes.

I plan to continue learning and practicing. I created my small art journal to play in as I learn new techniques. I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to just paint without being concerned about perfection. It’s just to have fun and be free!

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Fun cards with loose watercoloring