I’m in love with loose watercolor ever since I saw it done on YT. CreationsCeeCee is an amazing artist that I follow and when she posted her “The Easiest flowers I’ve ever painted!” video, I had to give it a try. I’ve mentioned her before in this post, but this technique is so much fun that I couldn’t wait to try it again. In case you hadn’t read my earlier post, I decided to include her video in this post too.
I have several watercolor sets in my arsenal and lots of brushes, what I don’t have is a knack for watercoloring, at least yet! LOL! But that doesn’t stop me from playing!
If you’re interested in this technique, I’ve embedded CeeCee’s video and linked to it below. I hope you give it a try. If the video doesn’t play, click here!
I wanted to paint some pastel flowers with a simple sentiment + not use a bunch of supplies. Last time, I used my 36 colored watercolor paint set but for these cards, I decided to go easy and use my Prang 8 “semi moist” watercolor set. It was recommended on one of Kristina Werner’s videos. The colors are amazing for just 8 and you will not believe how affordable this set is! Links to the supplies I used is below.
NOTE: I trimmed my card panel to 4″ x 5-1/4″ before I started painting. I didn’t want to run the risk of cutting off parts of my flowers if I painted them first.
I used my #9 flat brush wetting it my clean water and then mixing in red and blue. I wanted pink, blue and light lilac color which is what I got and for the centers, I used brown and a white gel pen for the centers. For the stems/leaves, I mixed water with the green and brown paints.
For the card below, I went for a bit more brighter look. Red and deep purples here. I also added some paint splatters. The watercolor paper I used was Canson. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and you’ve seen me use these a lot. They are quick and easy to add to cards and saves me a lot of time. These stems I mixed water with the brown paint to get a lighter shade.
After I painted flowers for my two cards, I set them out to air dry. Then I glued the panels to my card bases and added my sentiment strips. And these simple, cute cards were done!
List of Supplies:
Below are links to the products I used and some of them are affiliate links meaning if you purchase through them, I’ll earn a small commission and it is no extra cost to you. Your purchasing helps support our small business and we appreciate that so much! – Kim
- Prang 8 Semi-moist Watercolor set – https://amzn.to/2Xjiu2U
- Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad – https://amzn.to/314fPec
- Ngwall Paint Brush Set Flat (set of 12 watercolor brushes – https://amzn.to/2t9mzuR
- Simon Says Stamp Reverse “Send Happiness” Sentiment strips – https://bit.ly/2CDL8Vz
- Accents 100 lb. white cardstock – https://amzn.to/2XiH9oY
- Scor-buddy Mini Scoring Board – https://amzn.to/3dsamCB
- Teflon bone folder – https://amzn.to/2VcfC8
- Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer – Simon Says Stamp – https://bit.ly/2Jb0L7V
- Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat – https://amzn.to/2lawwDO
- Assorted Envelopes – https://amzn.to/2S3Z6Up
- Uniball white gel pen – https://amzn.to/36ylRow
- T-ruler – https://amzn.to/3gjJoiQ
- Gina K. Designs Connect Glue – https://bit.ly/2BI8Z5Z