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Watercolour Floral Freebie

As a thank you for all your support I've created a free printable using some of my hand painted watercolour florals. Simply go to the Create Your Own section of the site and add the Watercolour Floral Freebie to your basket. The download will be free at checkout.

And to get you started with some ideas for creating with the flowers, keep on scrolling for a couple of creative projects I've made using the images.

Preparing the images

Start off by printing off the download and fussy cutting the flowers.

I used an inkjet printer and 160gsm white paper. As the ink isn't waterproof, I'll use techniques which won't run the risk of smudging the ink.

Once the images were cut out I inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.

Happy Birthday Card

Step One

Apply paints using a sponge to plain white card to create your background. I used the following colours -

Amsterdam Standard Acrylics - Naples Yellow Light

DecoArt Americana Acrylics - Natural Buff

PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics - Blush

I put a small blob of each paint on my glass mat and applied patch of each colour using a tapping motion until the card was covered. Then I repeated until I was happy with the colour blend.

Step Two

Using a text stamp, apply some light background stamping details. I used -

Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg

Tim Holtz French Marketplace CMS071 Script Stamp

Tip - Instead of using a stamping block, hold the stamp and squeeze each side to curl the stamp slightly and create a more random application.

Step Three

Apply chosen images using foam pads. Try different placements before sticking to the background.

Step Four

Cut a slightly bigger second piece of paper or card in a contracting colour to create a backing border for your card. Use double sided tape to adhere the two pieces together.

Step Four

Stamp sentiment to front of card

Step Five

Using double sided tape mount your card to your folded card front.

Journal Page

You could also use the images to stick in your journal and create pretty backgrounds.

For this page, I started off by creating some subtle background colour. I applyied the Distress Oxide inks (antique linen, kitsch flamingo, speckled egg, tattered rose) with a brayer. It's important to use a light hand to keep the colours light. I then used a domed blender to blend some further colour into the background and finished off with some stamping details in kitsch flamingo using the Tim Holtz Linen background stamp and the Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp in speckled egg.

I then glued my fussy cut florals to the page using a glue stick, before adding some more floral stamping details to blend the images and complete the main image for the page. I used stamps from the following sets -

Tim Holtz Mini Bouquet CMS269

Tim Holtz Yuletide Gatherings CMS390

I stamped in Archival 'Shadow Grey' ink and used a mask over the top of my printed images to create the impression that the stamped florals were coming from behind

I then finished the page by adding 'notes' as a title using the Tim Holts Tall Text CMS166 stamps.

I hope this has inspired you and given you a couple of ideas to get started with using the flowers. I can't wait to see what you make using them! Either share on social media and tag me using #victoriawildingcreates so that I can find you, or join my blog as a member and upload an image to the comments.

Happy Creating!!!

Tori x

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