Loose Watercolour Florals

One of my favourite techniques is this simple floral card with a loose watercolour look. The foliage is from the Altenew set ‘leaf canopy’ and the flowers are from the Concord & 9th set ‘fine line florals’ (the same set I featured in a journal page last week). The flower stamp is very detailed with fine lines covering the whole stamp. Because I wanted a loose watercolour look I spritzed water on the inked stamp which meant I lost most of the fine lines. I do like the way a few of them remained giving the petals a slightly transparent look.

I tried the ink, spritz and stamp method a few times before creating this panel because it was easy to add too much water and end up with a splodge rather than a flower. The experiments only took a little time and a few pieces of watercolour paper so definitely not a waste.

In this close up you can see some of the texture of the cold pressed watercolour paper. Although I often use hot pressed I still reach for cold pressed at times because the rough texture adds interest particularly when using solid or semi solid stamps like these ones.



9 Comments on “Loose Watercolour Florals”

  1. Jeanne says:

    This is beautiful! I am just getting into watercolor and want to combine card making with my water coloring What hot press paper do you use. I am having a difficult time finding anything but cold press in the stores.

  2. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  3. Pat says:

    This is so pretty Heather and I love the mix of colours and getting the right amount of water is, as you say, crucial, and the finished look is perfect with the complementary green layer and the sentiment to finish. x

  4. Hilary Wright says:

    I love this, you make it look so easy. The colours are perfect xx

  5. Beautiful, love seeing how you brought it all together!

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    Thank you for making this video tutorial showing how you made this gorgeous card Heather. I look forward to seeing the others you mentioned, in due course. It is so inspiring.

  7. Jan Pignanelli says:

    So pretty, without being over done! Learning from you, Heather, thank you!

  8. Joanne says:

    These are so pretty, Heather! I love the colours. 🙂

  9. […] featuring the fine line florals set from Concord & 9th. I am using a similar technique as in my previous video but I’ve created a patterned panel that covers the whole card front this time.  The single […]

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