Watercolor floral cut outs

I have some watercolor flowers and leaves to share with you today. These floral cut outs are always so much fun to make.

Happy Thursday, friends!Β πŸ’š

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with a simple watercolor painting,Β  some big shapes and favorite colors.

For my cut outs I like to use Canson Mix Media paper (98 lb.)Β  The smooth white paper is perfect for ink sketching and cutting with scissors.

A little detail is added with ink andΒ  then some outlining of each shape.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves cut out

I leave a little white paper around my cut out shapes. I’m not sure what I am going to do with these beauties. Maybe I’ll make a card or I could paint a few more and frame a bouquet of them. I’ll have to think about it but that might make a nice gift.

These cut outs remind me of paper dolls that I used to love playing with as child.Β Β πŸ˜€

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.Β  Keep playing and having fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Making a special birthday card

I have a special project to share with you today.Β 

Happy Sunday, friends!Β πŸ’š

After I watched this SkillShare class by Theodora Gould,Β Watercolour Cut outs,Β I knew I found the perfect gift.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with painting some leaves and flowers, loose and simple.

I tried to keep each piece about the same size.

 

watercolor leaves and berries

A few more little paintings. I made sure to add light and dark areas in each.

Then a little more fun, adding ink detail….

 

ink details added to watercolor flowers

Hello little flowers!Β πŸ˜„

Just some simple outlining as well as a few details here and there.

I love how the ink brings them to life.

ink details added to watercolor leaves and berries

I wasn’t sure how many pieces I would need and which would look best together. I painted two sheets to be sure I had enough to work with.

The next step was to cut each piece out leaving a little white paper around the edges. I took my time making sure to not damage the little pieces.

 

watercolor floral cut outs

I can’t tell you how happy these little pieces made me… πŸ’œ

 

floral watercolor card arrangement

 

On a fresh piece of 6 x 9 inch watercolor paper, I sketched a little vase and then made a slice in the paper to slide the leaves and flowers into.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, I flipped over the card and taped the pieces down.

I glued a fresh piece of paper to the back to clean things up and cover up the taped area.

 

floral watercolor birthday card

 

To finish things off I added a few little embellishments. This little card made my heart sing, I just love how it turned out and was so excited to hand deliver it. 🌸🌿

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following along and sharing this creative journey with me.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on my friends!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art