About a month ago I took a couple of classes online from Alisa Burke. This inspired me to try watercolors again. Watercolor artwork is something I admire, but I struggle with managing the colors, the water and all of that to make something recognizable. These watercolor flower cards are my try at working with watercolors. I am pretty sure anyone can make them and here is the process.
Watercolors (any that you have. I used Color Burst by Ken Oliver Crafts because I like the vibrant colors)
Acryclic Paint (black and two other colors of your choice. I used Caribbean and Tropic Orange by Apple Barrel).
Brushes (any that you have on hand)
Cut the paper into strips (1″-1.5″). Cut the strips into 2″ length. From these 1″x 2″ strips you will cut your petals.
From the left over strips cut circle shapes. This will be the center of the flower. Add some black dots with the black acrylic paint.
And now time for the fun part. Assemble the petals into a flower on the front of your card. Since stitching on paper is one of my favorite things I stitched the center of the flower on my sewing machine.
And you are done! Making them that is. Now think of someone who would love to receive a handmade card and write them a note. Go to the post office and mail it.
I have a stack available at Vision Gallery in downtown Chandler and at Practical Art in Phoenix.