We are going bright and bold today with a colorful watercolor art journal page. I’ll show you how to paint this vibrant background and sketch the flowers. This is simple, easy, and fun – perfect for beginners who are just getting started with their art journal!

watecolor flower art tutorial

Prep your art journal page by taping off the edges with painter’s tape. Then, mist your watercolor palette with water to get them wet. 

I got lots of requests to do bright and bold, so I’m just going to start dropping lots of color onto my page. I’m using the Terrain palette and applying yellow, red, purple, blue, and green. Dry with a heat tool.

When your watercolors dry, they tend to lighten up a bit. If that happens, feel free to add a second coat of color on top. Dry again with a heat tool.

watercolor colorful background

I’m going to take a small glass jar and use that to trace two circles in the top right corner of my page with a thick permanent pen. Then, I’ll doodle some flower petals around the circles, stems, and leaves. I’ll also add another little flower to the left. 

doodle flowers

Next, I’ll take some drywall tape, Archival Ink, and a stencil brush and add some textured dots to my background. I’ll also add some ink around the edges of my page.

Then, I’ll grab Titanium White, Pyrrole Red and Carbon Black acrylic paint and add some details to my flowers. I’m outlining my flower petals and leaves and adding some dots around my flower centers. I’ll also doodle some swirls with my pen coming off of my flowers and paint some red hearts. Dry with a heat tool, spray with DecoArt Sealer (Gloss), and remove your painter’s tape.

finished art journal page

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