Dreaming of Flowers

I love flowers. Delicate, colorful and here for just a moment. I got a beautiful bouquet for mothers day and they inspired this piece below. Check it out and create your own flower inspired art for your wall or as a gift!

Supplies:
TCW690 Summer Burst by Art by Marlene
TCW Heavy Body Paints in warm colors (red, orange, yellow)
TCW Heavy Body Paint in green
Faber Castell Pit Pens
Permanent Marker in a cool color (blue or purple)
Basic Ball Point Pen
8.5 x 8.5 Watercolor Paper

To get started I picked a stencil bursting with flowers TCW690 Summer Burst by Art by Marlene! I love the variety of shapes in this stencil! Loops, points, patterns etc. just so many options!

Stencil and Mixed Media Paper

Stencil and Mixed Media Paper

To start I used my medium point Faber Castell Pitt Pen to trace out a composition onto an 8.5 x 8.5 watercolor paper. I traced one portion and then flipped my stencil the other way to get the composition I wanted.

Line Work

Line Work

Next I used my XS size Pitt Pen to doodle, write and add a bit of line variation to my piece.

Doodle and Write

Doodle and Write

Next up I scribbled a bit of cool colored (blue)  marker onto the page and used an extra big Pitt pen to add some contrast an additional interest.

Cool Colors on the Base Layer

Cool Colors on the Base Layer

Next I used a few TCW Heavy Body Paints in warm colors (red, orange, yellow) and built up layers of paint starting with the lightest color and working over the top with orange next and red last. As you can see I also applied progressively less paint so you can see all of the colors at once.

Warm Colors Over the Cool Colors

Warm Colors Over the Cool Colors

Next I added a touch of white heavy body paint along with some water to start toning down the red paint and blending it out into a layer of pink. I also added white bold accents.

push the red out with water and gesso

Push the red out with water and gesso

Once my base layers of paint dried I used a small round brush and some green heavy body paint to add an additional layer of accented cool colors. This layer helps draw your eye through the piece and creates tiny bits of resting places for your eye through the piece.

Green Accents

Green Accents

After everything dried I used a basic ball point pen and traced over my original stenciled lines. I did this very loosely to add some interest and a little playful whimsy to the piece. This also helped redefine some of the lines and shapes I had painted over. You can also see a close up detail shot of the layers, lines and colors below.

A little extra Line work for added character

A little extra Line work for added character

Close Up Shot

Close Up Shot

To finish off this piece I framed it in all white with a double matting. I love framing really colorful piece in all white because I feel like it makes the colors pop even more!

Finished Piece all Framed

Finished Piece all Framed

I and so excited about how this piece turned out and I can’t wait to gift it to a flower loving friend of mine! I would love to see your flower inspired creative work so be sure to share your thoughts and pictures on The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on InstagramTwitter or Pinterest! Also tag me @Drawriot if you share your creations on Instagram!

Until next time, keep creating! 😉

Tori Weyers
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

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