Wonderful Watercolor Flowers!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’m really excited about all the interest in the ZenspirationsDesigns Etsy Shop, and love hearing what you’d like to see in it. For the first couple of weeks I focused on Instant Downloadable Coloring designs. So far the 12 Month Perpetual Coloring Calendar seems to be the biggest hit. 

This week I added eight Instant Downloadable Prints & Cards. Here’s a sampling:

Each design is $5.99, and the download includes 2 PDFs: 5 x 7 and 8 x 10.

Here’s a close-up of the ‘Word Flower’ Design:

I love flowers, and often paint multiple renditions of the same design. Isn’t it amazing how different color treatments change the look of the design?

Although you can color the flowers with markers or color pencils, I especially love printing them out on watercolor paper with a laser printer (ink jet ink runs when it gets when and can ruin your painting), and ‘painting’ them with Sakura’s Koi Coloring Brushes. Here’s a five minute video which explains the process.

If you don’t have time to watch the video now, the sequential photos below show the process of adding color to the design, and then using a water brush to blend the colors together.

Another technique (as shown below) starts by coloring each petal with one color marker, the wetting that color with a water brush before switching to another color,  and, while the first color is still wet, adding a second color and blending it in.

The Zenspirations® Flower Collection is $3.99, and comes with six different designs in multiple formats.

I started an album in the Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook Group where we can put our colored designs to help inspire each other. Here are some of mine; I can’t wait to see what you do!


Stay Zenspired,


4 thoughts on “Wonderful Watercolor Flowers!”

  1. I just love your art! Will there be more perpetual calendars for sale? I am thinking how lovely your art will be for gift giving over the Holidays…

  2. Hi Joanne

    I lLOVE what you’ve added to your Etsy Shop. The way you have your new prints framed and displayed are great.
    Makes me want to order a couple! With what I have already I’m going to have to make an entire wall dedicated to you!

    Love you!

  3. So glad to see your new store is going well. i just love the koi markers and the effects you can get with a water brush. I don’t have a laser printer but I do love to stamp with your stamps on water color paper and use my markers that way

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