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Watercolour Printables

Watercolour Printables
 

So somehow it’s been nearly a month since we’ve updated. Sorry about that! Things have been insane in our personal lives, what with deciding whether to relocate or not, whether to stay where we are or move locally… decisions, decisions, decisions! That might be something we share in another post, but in the meantime we have been working on another project to share.

I am a huge fan of the watercolour artworks that seem to be popular right now and I’ve seen some amazing examples out there done with silver leaf and all sorts. Unfortunately our creativity does not extend to creating unique pieces of artwork… not that we would actually display anyway! The white board in our study really needed replacing, so, feeling a  bit more talented at creating in a digital medium I decided to try and replicate the look using my mouse. Here’s how our study looked before (we did have things on the board previously, hence the dark marks).

Watercolour Printable
Watercolour Printable
As you can see, not particularly inspiring – although I do love our magnet collection on the radiator, we tend to buy one whenever we travel. You can also see our huge wingback chair, which we made over earlier this year using Chalk paint – why not check that out as well?

Anywho, back to the subject at hand! We were desperate to try and liven the space up (and finally finish the room), so I decided to have bash at creating something using Paint.Net. All it took were some free brushes, a bit of experimenting to achieve a look we liked (the best thing about creating art digitally is the erase button)  and some cheap frames for Ikea. Nothing too fancy but I love the effect of a dark frame against the paler colours.

WC After
Printable Watercolours
So, what do you think? On the off chance you want to replicate the look yourself we’ve decided to share the graphics with you as a free download. Click the image below and print at your leisure!

Watercolour Printable
 

3 Responses to Watercolour Printables

  • I love Paint.net, and not just because it’s free. I use it all the time, and it can do pretty much everything that the more expensive option does. Thanks for encouraging everyone to use it!

  • Trisha D. says:

    Super pretty! Your pieces blend together so well (that’s where I fall short in the watercolor area, that’s for sure). I especially love the colors you chose!

    Watercolor had me at hello when I saw the trend come through (and still going strong) I about squealed so loud my neighbors could hear. I’m with ya on being more comfortable in the digital art than with regular ‘ol pen and paper.

    • Sammi says:

      Thanks Trisha :) Our study is yellow and grey at the moment, I wanted to tie the pink in with a very bright pink tray I found :)