How to Paint Freehand Watercolor Flowers & Banner

Happy Saturday, all! I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but today is a special day! Today I am taking part in a blog hop for my friend Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge! The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge is all about challenging yourself to do a bit of coloring each day–whether that’s 5 minutes of coloring, or even something more involved. For me, I’m challenging myself to watercolor something each day.

NOTE: You can share your coloring on Instagram using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. Also, check out others’ work using the hashtag. There is a ton of inspiration!

(Wondering what I used on this card? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

In today’s video, I wanted to try out creating some freehand watercolor flowers and a banner. I honestly didn’t know where this small piece was heading when I started recording on my camera, and I’m very pleased with my final results.

Before I started painting, I stamped the “hello there” greeting from The Greeting Farm’s Kitty Stacks stamp set (which is super cute and I’ll have to create a card with the actual kitty images soon). I stamped it in a waterproof black ink so that I could paint over the top without any issue.

I used the Tropicals watercolor set from Prima for my painting. I love the colors in this set and the red, pink, and purple seemed like a good combination for my flowers. I also added a tiny bit of light gold pearlescent paint from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors palette as well.

The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge

Like I mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop! There is lots more inspiration for you to check out today. So get hopping! Your next stop is my good friend Heather Ruwe!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.