January 2, 2016

Bloom and Grow

Hello everyone!
Today I'm hosting the ColourArte blog with a small canvas I created for my art wall.

After quite a few Christmas projects, today I'm sharing a small canvas I created for my art wall.
For this project I used:
ColourArte products:

  • H2Os Shimmering Watercolors: Black Emerald, Vanilla Bean, Playful Peony, Summer Breeze, Lemondrop, Apple Blossom, Midori Melon, African Jade, Mistique
  • Radiant Rains Misters: Sunburst, Ocean Wave, Apple Blossom, Teal Zirgon
  • Primary Elements: Blue Grass

  • Other Products:
    • 2Crafty Chipboard sentence 
    • butter embossing powder
    • Finnabair Glass Glitter
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Heavy White Gesso
    • Vintage Photo distress ink
    • glue

    First I applied White Gesso all over the surface. Before it was dry, I made some splashes with all the H2Os and blended them with the White Gesso with my paintbrush to create a soft pastel background. I let it dry.

    Then I spread some butter embossing powder here and there and melted it with the heat gun.

    Next step was to glue the chipboard sentence. I spread some water and with the paintbrush I applied the Apple Blossom H2O. I really love this watercolor effect! I also spread some Blue Grass Primary Element and sprayed water to liquefy it.

     To create the flower I sprayed with the Radiant Rain Misters and made a lot of splashes with all the colors of H2Os I listed above. I also glued with the 3D Gloss Gel some glass glitter in the middle of the flower.

    In order to create the stalk of the flower I used the Black Emerald with a fine brush. I also made some splashes with it.

    My final step was to distress the edges with the Vintage Photo distress ink.

    I hope you got some inspiration and ideas on how to create a watercolor look on your project.
    Thank you for visiting,
    have a lovely crafty day!


    1. This is amazing Athanasia! I'm going to try and make one for myself!

    2. This is so beautiful, Athanasia! I love it!!!

    3. Oh my gosh, I love, love your canvas - it is gorgeous! I love the flower and the background - all the colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the steps!


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