Want to know the best part of the internet?It’s meeting creatives who have the same passion for art as I do.Today we have the amazing Gaby Friedman who has generously created this beautiful watercolor floral pattern to help you learn.Read on to find out!
You may have guessed from the title that in today’s post that you’ll not find one of my tutorials but rather another creative artist Gaby Friedman’s. Gaby does beautiful and bright work that is wonderfully unique.I must thank my lovely friend Lindsey Bugbee of The Postman’s knock to have introduced to me to Gaby.I was thrilled when she agreed to create a tutorial for the blog.And what better that something floral.And now I’m going to stop rambling and let Gaby explain her process behind creating beautiful watercolor floral pattern.
Hi everyone! My name is Gaby Friedman. Painting is one of my passions and today I am going to share something with you.
I’m super excited to be the guest blogger for Zakkiya today. This time I’m going to teach you how to paint a watercolor floral pattern. You can use this technique to make your own patterns and hopefully apply it on a surface like a coffee mug or a fabric. There are lots of possibilities… !
Watercolor is one of my favorite painting mediums to work with because they bring transparent, delicate and ethereal results. When working with watercolors, I also like to use a black permanent marker. I love the strong contrast that you can create with the delicacy of the watercolor as a background versus the black permanent marker of your line work.
To get started, here are the supplies that you’ll need for the watercolor floral pattern are:-
- Any kind of watercolors. I used my brand new Dr. Ph. Martin’s Radiant
- Concentrated Watercolors.
- Watercolor paper of your preference
- Round paint brushes
- A paper towel to soak up excess water and paint
Step 1: Let’s start by applying clean water on the paper.
Step 2: Put a little drop of magenta watercolor onto the wet paper and keep applying color while it is wet. This time we are going to leave some white spaces intentionally to create something interesting. I recommend that you don’t let the colors bleed but instead create clouds of colors for the watercolor floral pattern. I used Violet, Grass Green, Lemon Yellow, and Moss Rose. Feel free to choose your own combination of colors.
Step 3: Continue doing the same exercise until you cover all the sheet of paper.
Step 4: Paint a second layer if you would like to have a fuller background.
Step 5: When it is dry, sprinkle some of the watercolor with a brush.
Step 6: Doodle your favorite flowers with the black permanent marker. I chose poppies since I am in love with them.
And there you have it! A colorful and playful watercolor floral pattern which can be hung in a little corner of your office or even used as a surface pattern.I hope this easy tutorial will inspire you to pick up a brush and make your own floral pattern. I promise you will have a fun and relaxing time.
What do you think?
I hope you loved this tutorial as much as I did. What would be your choice of flower for the pattern?This is definitely in my to-do list with ranunculus as my choice of flower.
You can find Gaby’s wonderful work on her website or her Facebook page. If you’d like to see the amazing stuff she sells, don’t forget to hop over to her Etsy store.Intersted in seeing how this translates as mugs or tote bags? Hop over Gaby’s Society6 page to have a peek.Thank you sticking around.Have a lovely day!