Hi. I am Theresa, and it’s my turn to show you how I get creative with some of my Lulu Art art supplies.
I bought myself a tin of the Prima Marketing Tropical watercolours recently and I set about trying to learn how to create those lovely loosely painted roses that are popular right now. I bought the Tropicals especially for this purpose because this tin had a nice selection of vibrant colours. As I go through my yellows quicker than any other colour I was happy to note this tin had three yellows in it. And I really like the intensity of the violet which is very useful to make those darker tones instead of using black.
My first attempts were quite clumsy to say the least but perseverance in learning to manipulate the brush strokes and gauging the amount of water that was required to get the effects I was after was worth the investment in time. What I was happy to note is this tin selection had colours that blended together beautifully to give new colour variations without going into muddy and grey tones. Which makes this set a great place to start for a beginner in my opinion.
So I started to experiment with trying to make some roses, and while most of them were recognisable as roses I hadn’t quite hit that sweet spot where I felt comfortable with how they were made. So it was not without its frustrations. It was in one of those moments of frustration I let go of the expectation I would paint a flower and I decided to just start ‘puddling’ around. Is was in this phase of my learning that I found inspiration to try a different approach. My swirly puddles of merging colours were to become my base layer to paint the petals over the top of.
I wanted to make the roses and leaves to be separate units so I could cut them out and use as embellishments on a variety of crafting projects. I have since used the on cards and tags. I’ve decorated paper pennants with them. And wouldn’t they look great scattered over a DIY feminine party table at a wedding, bridal shower or high tea?
Follow along in the video below to see my process on making these pretty flowers. I’ll also show you how I set up and rearranged my watercolour pans to suit my painting needs. I hope you find this useful. Enjoy.
A list of supplies to create these roses are –