Freehand Watercolor Florals on a Scrapbook Layout

by Lilith Eeckels

Hello and welcome Altenew fans.

After three weeks of teaching from home (not an easy task), I am now on spring break. Holidays usually mean getting work done in the house and garden and learning something new. I have always loved aquarelle and thought it would be a nice idea to create my own watercolored flowers as a feature element of a scrapbook layout.


How to Do Freehand Watercolor Florals:

  1. Using the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set, create two floral clusters on watercolor paper that measured 9″ by 12″. I have been watching a lot of tutorials on how to watercolor flowers and still need to learn more but I was pretty happy with the result. TIP: Use a piece of scrap watercolor paper to practice on before starting on your final sheet.
  2. Add a couple of strips of washi tape from the Tea Party Washi Tape Set. I picked this set because the colors worked well with those in my floral arrangements.
  3. Place your watercolor paper on to some colored cardstock. This will create a lovely backdrop.
  4. Now it is time to add some details. For embellishments, I created some butterflies using the Tea Party Washi Tape Set and the Summer Afternoon Washi Tape Set. I placed the strips onto some white cardstock and used the Mix and Match Mariposa Die Set to cut out some pretty butterflies.
  5. Chose a photo, title, and some journaling to document a memory. I created the title just like the butterflies, using one of the die words from the Script Words Die Set 2 and some washi tape. I chose a darker shade so that it would stand out.


It is a very simple layout but with lots of lovely details. I am really happy I dove into the world of watercoloring and will be practicing a lot more now.


Have a go and create your own freehand watercolor florals. I would love to see your lovely creations.

Happy scrapping and stay safe.


Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Tea Party Washi Tape Set
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Summer Afternoon Washi Tape Set
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Watercolor Paper Pad (9
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Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set
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Script Words 2 Die Set
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Nancy Probst April 14, 2020 - 5:10 pm

That is absolutley gorgeous!

janet April 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm


val April 15, 2020 - 3:00 am

This is absolutely stunning Lilith. I love it

Cindy C. April 15, 2020 - 9:29 am

I love how your free hand watercolor flowers turned out, and what a beautiful page you’ve created!

Tara Prince April 15, 2020 - 10:58 am

Beautiful layout! I love the colors!

Inkin' Chickie April 27, 2020 - 1:09 am

The flowers are such a wonderful addition to the page.


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