3D Paper Art with Watercolor + Whimsical Flowers

——   Created by Lisa Hetrick

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10
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33m
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More about this course

In this class, you will learn how to paint whimsical flowers, leaves, and greenery with a twist. We’ll explore brush techniques and color combinations to create dimension, depth, and texture. We’ll also hand cut some of the painted elements and use them as layered embellishments to create a 3D look for your painting.

I’ll walk you through each watercolor painting and brush technique, demystifying the how-to’s along the way before we start creating the final project together.

This project is so much fun with techniques you can apply to your work over and over. There are endless possibilities to what you can do with the final product and the paper-pieced, layered embellishments really dial up the whimsy.

This project is so much fun to create and is perfect for gift-giving or framing.

May you find pause from the hustle, pure joy, and inspiration here.

The course project

Let's Create 3D Paper Art with Watercolor Flowers

For the final project, I suggest working on a smaller-sized piece of watercolor paper 5x7) so that you can create a project that is perfect for framing or gift-giving. Sometimes working smaller can help you achieve the results you desire more quickly and if you're happy along the way, it brings you more JOY. What a great feeling! 

Of course, you can work on any size watercolor paper you desire, and if a sketchbook is more your style, FANTASTIC. This class is all about relaxing into painting, enjoying the process, and creating fun watercolor embellishments to enhance your project.

Creating the 3D Paper Art Project

For the final project, you will be bringing together all of the techniques you learn in the technique videos to create an exploding with color, 3D floral project that looks like it's popping out of a vase.

In the final project you will:

  1. Paint Sunflower Blooms
  2. Paint Small Layering Floral Blooms
  3. Paint Silver Dollar Eucalyptus 
  4. Paint Leaves + Filler Greenery
  5. Create Watercolor Background Paper to make a Vase
  6. Add details and pull it all together into a frameable piece of art
  7. Smile as your heart is filled with JOY for the painting you created

Don't Forget to Download the Class Handouts and Supply List in the COURSE FILES section:

I've also attached a practice handout where I've illustrated the flower bloom. You can download and practice your color combinations and/or use them as embellishments for your final project. 

Upload and Share:

Please consider uploading your work to the class project gallery at any/all stages of the project. I would love to see what you create and I'm here to help you if you have questions along the way.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help make this project a joyful one!

Thank you so much for joining me in this class. I'm so grateful!

Closed Facebook Group to Support Students:

I have created a secret, private Facebook Group to support you and all of the students who take courses with me live, here on my website. In this group, I will be sharing additional watercolor tutorials, findings, extras and more. This is a safe, private space to share, pause and enjoy the learning. I've created this group as a way for you to share your work as well, tag me with questions, etc. so that I can help you. If you are interested in the Craft Your Joy Artists, Crafters + Enthusiasts Facebook Group, request permission through this LINK. This is totally optional!

You can find me in all the places below. Let’s get started and have some fun!

Website   |   Instagram   |   Facebook   |   YouTube 

10 Lessons

0:01:14
Welcome + Introduction
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0:02:07
Supplies + Class Handout
0:03:40
Selecting Your Color Palette
0:03:15
Painting the Sunflowers
0:04:25
Painting the Flowers Blooms
0:03:36
Painting the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
0:02:00
Painting Leaves + Greenery
0:01:08
Creating Watercolor Background Paper
0:11:44
Creating the Final Project Together
0:00:38
Project Ideas + Thank YOU!
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 14 day free trial
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 33m of on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable files
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About the instructor

Hi, my name is Lisa Hetrick, the owner of Indigojade Art. I'm so grateful you've stopped by. I paint. I teach. I make things with my hands. I use my creative spirit to bring more JOY and positivity into life. I'm a watercolor artist, surface pattern designer and papercrafter focused on …

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