Think spring! It’s the perfect time to try something new and vibrant. In this tutorial, we’ll explore the world of watercolor flowers – a perfect blend of blues, pinks, and purples, with a touch of gold to add that extra sparkle. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a brush and giving watercolors a go, now is the time!

watercolor flower art

Prep your art journal page by taping off the edges with painter’s tape. Mist your watercolor palette with water.

Next, I will use my Molotow Blackliner pens to sketch and doodle my flowers. I’m going to repeat the same flower, filling my entire page.

doodling flowers art journal

Use a paintbrush to add water to your flower petals, then add drops of color and watch the water blend them. Do this for each flower with whatever colors you would like! I am using lots of blues, purples, and pinks. Mist your page with water to blend your paint even more. Dry with a heat tool. Then, I’ll paint my flower centers with some oranges and yellows and dry again.

adding watercolor paint to flowers

I’ll grab my pens again and outline my flowers, adding detail lines on each petal. Then, I’ll add some blue watercolor paint to any negative space to create a background. Dry with a heat tool. Use a stencil brush and Ranger Archival Ink (Dusty Concord) to add color around the edges of your page. Dry again and remove your painter’s tape.

Finally, I’m going to use DecoArt Extreme Sheen (24K Gold) acrylic paint to add some gold to each flower center.

watercolor flower art

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