Make Your Own Watercolor Note Cards
Bring the look of blooming springtime flowers inside with beautiful watercolor paintings to use as wall art or greeting cards.
- watercolor dye paints
- watercolor paper
- painter's tape
- medium paint brush
- small paint brush
- paint palette
- squirt bottle filled with water
Put a few drops of paint into the wells of the palette. Squirt some water into each well. You can control the darkness of the color according to how much or little water is added to the paint.
Tape the watercolor paper down to your work surface with painter’s tape.
Paint Flower Centers
Start with the center of your flowers. Paint some loose circles at random spots on the watercolor paper.
Add Largest Flowers
Move onto your largest flowers. With a loose hand, paint organic shapes around a few of the flower centers creating a flower shape.
Add Second Flower Type
Use another color to make daisy-like petals around the rest of the flower centers.
With the smaller brush, layer thinner brush strokes over the flower petals. You want to create the look of an organic flower with different shades of color. As the watercolor is layered, it will create darker hues.
Add the Greenery
Time to add the greenery. Use a light green paint to create leafs and stem shapes around the flowers. With a darker green paint and a smaller brush, start to add details in the leaves.
Use or Display Your Artwork
Frame your floral artwork for a pop of color in your living room for spring. Or, trim your artwork down to fit the front of a solid white card. Attach it to the card with photo corners and you have a lovely note to send to a friend.