Today I had a bit of an art day and created these watercolor flowers. I plan on using them in my journals to add a little bit of artistic whimsy to my pages. I thought I would share how to make them.
Supplies are minimal and basic!
Watercolors (inexpensive watercolors, even children's watercolors work just fine for this)
Wax Paper to protect your surface
Gel Pens - I used white
Sharpie Pens- I used black
The directions to make these whimsical cuties is simple as well!
Spread out your newspaper. I used wax paper underneath the newspaper to protect my working surface.
Paint random round shapes in various sizes with the watercolor paints all over the newspaper. You will need various sizes so that you can stack the flowers if you want a dimensional flower. I mixed my colors up but you could paint them in a solid color if you prefer.
Next choose some paint for your leaves and paint random leave shapes on your newspaper.
Allow the paint to dry and cut out the shapes.
With a black Sharpie I drew lines and doodles on the flowers and leaves. Next I added white dots / and or lines with a white gel pen. You can use whatever colors you would like to doodle little designs on your flowers.
I wanted some of the flowers to be dimensional so all I did was scrunch them up so that they were all crunched up. Then I opened them up. I chose various sizes so that I could make a layered flower. I glued them on layer by layer beginning with the largest flower on the bottom and adding smaller flowers as I went along until I had what I wanted. Next I glued the leaves in place.
So there you have it! Whimsical watercolor flowers for your projects, scrapbooks, journals, etc.
I hope you enjoy these little flowers and I hope that maybe, just maybe, that I have inspired you to create your own!
What have you been creating lately?