Have you ever found yourself digging through your scrapbook embellishments and not finding anything that will work with your current project? That’s what I was doing last night and I decided I had to take matters into my own capable hands!
I decided to doodle some abstract flowers and use my watercolor paints to give them color. I looked on Pinterest to find some doodling inspiration and then put my own twist on them.
I have some paper from a Paper Studio pad that has a really cool texture, but I don’t like a lot of the patterns. It’s almost like fabric and has the neatest feel to it, so, I decided to use the white backside of it. It turned out so cool!
And even if you are not a great drawer, like myself, it doesn’t matter! The wonkier the better, especially once you add the water color. I like the look of water colors because it comes out not perfect. Sometimes it goes out of the lines and that’s ok! I like the way it’s darker in some areas and lighter in others, and I found that not trying to paint right up to the outline looked best.
I recommend that you paint them before cutting them out. I used my black Zig Writer pen so it didn’t smear when wet. I drew lots of doodles all over the 12×12 page and then painted them all at once. I like to make a bunch of embellishments at a time so I can add them to my collection and use them later.
What kind of embellishments do you make? Or, do you want to see me make something specific? Comment below.