Technique Thursday - Easy Painted Flowers by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Thursday. It's Sue here to show you how I colour my flowers really quickly and easily.

I know that some people love to colour, and shade, and highlight, and I think it looks fantastic, but I can't do it, and I'm not prepared to put in the hours to learn! Sooo I needed an alternative, and this is one that I learned from the lovely Tracy Scott (and she's very happy for me to share)

 You simply finger paint patches of colour onto you card. It doesn't have to be in circles, that's just the way this one worked out. I was a bit dubious at first about using my fingers, but it's easy and fun!

 I've started with opaque colour and then gone on to more translucent ones.

 And I've filled in any gaps with a translucent yellow, 'cos this is my happy colour and it makes a new colour where it overlaps.

 I've also made a green one for my leaves.

 Then I've stamped away, covering every bit of space with flowers and leaves. Now I just need to cut them all out Aaaarrrggghhh.

 And as if by magic here they all are! In their defence these stamps are really easy to cut out.

 I've given them a bit of dimension with a ball tool and an embossing mat, and a few highlights with a white pen.

 Then I've layered them up with hot glue.

I've used some designer paper for the background, and gesso'd over to knock it back a little, and give it a bit of texture. Then I've layered it onto some black card and mount board as I shall be hanging this in my craft room.

Finally I've added some stitches to the leaves and stuck my flowers and leaves to my mount board. I work out the layout before I stick it, then take a photograph so that I don't forget lol.

All of the fabulous stamps can be found here in the store. For my project I used 

I hope you like my easy painted flowers, have a happy day, and thanks very much for looking.


Bibi Lindahl said…
Your card is absolutely stunning, Sue! All those cut out flowers and leaves look very impressive. I wouldn't have guessed how you had coloured them in just by looking at them. Awesome result, easy technique. Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥
This is a stunning piece! Love it so much <3 Easy cutting was one of my thoughts when drawing the crazy flowers :)
Sue said…
Thank you Bibi :-D xx
Sue said…
Thank you Melina, and thank you for the easy cutting design :-D xx
Redanne said…
Wow Sue, you make it look so easy, I would never have thought to do that (but I might now!). Your flowers are stunning!!!! xxx
Susanne Rose said…
WOW! This is so amazing! Great how easy you make the colouring of the flowers! That's brilliant!
Sue said…
Thank you Anne, it really is easy and you can go as crazy as you like with the colours :-D xx
Sue said…
Thank you Susanne :-D xx
Love this technique Sue, I must admit I’m not a lover of doing hours of colouring in so this is just perfect. You’ve created a real stunner of a card ❤️❤️
Donna xx
What a beautiful card Sue, there's nothing like using our fingers to paint with. I'm sure you enjoyed every cut of those flowers. Fabulous piece Thanks for sharing xx
Cocofolies said…
Fab technique and stunning piece, Sue!!!
LOVE it And thank you for the idea, can be very useful for my classes teehee ;-)
Coco xx
Clever technique, so time saving and pretty result! Your card is sunny and vibrant, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Lemon Creation said…
Stunning! And here I was thinking you painted all the flowers one by one Sue! Great tip and technique! TFS Xo
Sue said…
Thank you Donna xx
Sue said…
Thank you Tracey, but don't you know me at all! ;-) xx
Sue said…
Thank you Coco, your children will love it, but the adults may go ugh at first lol x
Sue said…
Thank you so much xx
Sue said…
Thank you Asia :-D xx
Julie S said…
That's brilliant! I first saw the picture and thought to myself, "no way would I spend all that time coloring a bazillion flowers". I'm totally going to have to have a go at this. Thanks for the hot tip!
Tammy said…
Oh this is gorgeous! What a beautiful colorful technique, I love it!
ionabunny said…
You is a funny lady!! I love how they were suddenly fussy cut. Maybe Bibi needs to get some dies........ Gorgeous result. Love the dimension. Hugz

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