We are making a beautiful blue watercolor art journal page today. I am going to show you how I sketched, painted, and added details to this art piece. It sure is fun to just let the watercolors explore to see where it takes us!

Start by prepping your art piece by taping off the edges with painter’s tape and misting your watercolors with water. 

I am using a super thin 0.5 pen to sketch out a flower. Then, I will add water to each inner petal with my paintbrush. Then, I will grab some blue watercolor paint, add drops to these petals, and watch how the water blends it. I will also add some drops of purple. I’ll do the same thing for my outer flower petals too. Then, I’ll add yellow watercolor paint to my flower center.

blue flower watercolor

I’ll add water to my background with a paintbrush and then add some light green watercolor paint. I’ll take a baby wipe and lightly pat the green paint to give it a little texture and take some of the color off. Dry with a heat tool.

adding a green background

Next, I’ll take a Molotow Permanent Marker and add some texture dots all around my flower center. Then, I’ll outline each of my flower petals and add some detail lines. I’ll also sketch on a few leaves.

I’ll take white acrylic paint and a liner brush to add more detail lines around my flower center and on my petals. I’ll also sketch on a few leaves.

Take a green ink pad with a small stencil brush and add some color to your leaves and your background.

adding detail lines to watercolor art

Let’s add some splatter! I am going to mix some black acrylic paint with water, take a fan brush, and dip that in my mixture. Then, lightly tap the fan brush over your art journal to create a fun, splatter effect to your flower. Dry with a heat tool.

Finally, remove your painter’s tape and doodle a border with your pen.

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