Friday, January 03, 2014

TUTORIAL - watercolour flowers background

Watercolour Flowers Tutorial

Start with a quarter sheet of white cardstock and some watercolour crayons.  

Using different colours of watercolour crayons start making circular scribbles
in groups of five.  Add a yellow circular scribble in the middles of all of your flowers.

Now add little oval shapes with a line down the middle using a green 
watercolour pencil to create leaves for your flowers.

Next spray your decorated cardstock with water and spread the water colour
using a paintbrush.  

Once you have watercoloured all of your flowers leave your cardstock
 to dry.  I used my heat gun to dry it more quickly.

Next, use a black fine tipped Sharpie marker to make circular shapes over
all of the petals of your flowers.  Add dots to the yellow centers.  
Add swirls and dots in between the flowers as you wish.  

Here are a couple more I made using this technique.  On the left, the flowers
are really close together - on the right, they are farther apart.  Either way works well and
gives you a bit of a different look.  I also added dips & lines to my petals in these ones.

This is a quick and easy watercolour flowers technique that you can use to create
backgrounds in minutes.  It is all free form so can be varied as you wish
to give you the kind of background you are needing for your project.  
By making elongated ovals instead of circles you could create dragonflies.
Large squat ovals in two different sizes would create butterflies.
Make only one flower and use as the main element on your project!!

Try it out and see what you are inspired to create!!

You can see a couple of cards I made with my backgrounds here.  


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