Oh, yes! Pinterest is literally FILLED with gorgeous watercolor Pins...from paintings to quotes, to fashion and fun, summer recipes...watercolor is trendy and it's beautiful. Why not use it for inspiration? Which is exactly what we asked our papercraft experts, Miranda and Melissa, to do! The only catch-they had to create a watercolor effect on their projects using our delicious art mediums: Oil Pastels, Color Bloom Sprays, or watercolor pencil sets! Come see what they created...and HOW!
"So, even though I cannot paint a gorgeous watercolor piece, it doesn't mean I can't be incredibly inspired by them! Browsing Pinterest is always chock full of inspiration, especially gorgeous paintings like this!" ~Miranda Edney
"I drew inspiration from the bird and the flower for my altered home decor frame. I didn't color my piece nearly as bold as the original, but I immediately knew I had to break out the "Bird" Bloom stamp set, brand-new Oil Pastels, and a few Watercolor Pencil Sets."
"Using my waterbrushes, I just dipped directly onto my oil pastels and went to town painting randomly on my background and birds. The oil pastels offer soft, or bold, color depending on how much water you add to them. And they blend beautifully!"
"I got to use the Paintables for the first time, and let me tell ya, they are AMAZING! They work so well with the watercolor pencil sets! You just have to try them together!" ~Miranda
Prima Products: IOD Oil Pastels-814328, Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route-576691, Watercolor Pencils Soft Neutrals-576707, Paintables Belle Fleur-814250, Chalkboard Paint Eggshell-577162, Chalkboard Paint-Antique Pink-577155, Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue-577216, Art Basics -Heavy Gesso White-961442, Clear GEsso-961466, Silver Microbeads-962562, Iridescent Gold Mica Powder-963552, Color Bloom Frost Spray-582890, Birds Bloom Stamp Set-980528, Metal Embellishments-583545, Metal Embellishments -583576, Metal Brads Embellishemnts-583514, Royal Menagerie Flowers Louise-583293, Royal Menagerie Flowers Elizabeth-583309, Esparenza Flower Spray Delfina-581923, Finnabair -Paintbrush Set-962760, Relics And Artifacts Chandelier Pendants-941673, Clock Faces-891596, Shabby Chic treasures bench-890780
I cannot wait to hop on over to Pinterest, find myself an inspiring watercolor piece, and try the Prima art tips shared by Miranda and Melissa to create my own watercolor wonder piece! In fact, why don't you join me? You can find Prima's Pinterest link below. "Follow" Prima to see these gorgeous projects and so much more.