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Watercolor Flower Series #10: Clean Color Real Brush Freesias


I bet you thought my watercolor flowers series was done, didn’t you? I think I have a few more left in me!

Watercolor Freesias

I don’t know if you like Google as much as I do. What did we do before it? I wanted to know what color Freesias were when I got this stamp set – and there are SO many! And the red and yellow one was by far the one that caught my eye. So that’s what I used for coloring today’s flowers – and I included a trick I found for those colors that just don’t like to break down with water. It’s a pretty slick tip that can work with lots of markers! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors used on my flowers: Blue 032 for the background, Green 043 and 046 for the leaves, Red 022 and 024 plus Yellows 050 and 052 for the flowers. Clickable links in the supply list below if that helps you!

Sandy Allnock - Watercolor Freesias Clean Color Marker

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Coming tomorrow on Periscope…hope you can come on by!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. Stamps: Altenew Fresh Freesia
  2. Favorite brushes: Black Velvet, Short Round 6,  2 or 4
  3. Hardboard surface, variety of sizes
  4. ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
    032, Persian Blue
    022, Carmine Red
    024, Wine Red
    052, Bright Yellow
    050, Yellow
    043, Olive Green
    046, Mid Green
  5. Paper choices: My favorite and the one used here is Arches Rough —- Canson XL is student grade but works good too!
  6. Inks I like to use with watercolor: Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black or VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black 

19 thoughts on “Watercolor Flower Series #10: Clean Color Real Brush Freesias

  1. […] Watercolor Flowers 10: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post) […]

  2. Loving your watercolor flowers series. TFS

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love these tutorials because I absolutely love these Zig pens. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tip about the dipping sraight into water, what an amazing pen! These freesias just stunning in rich red! Christmassy!

  5. Beautiful job! I love those watercolor markers. Their colors are so vivid!

  6. Beautiful results, Sandy! I just love freesia – I can almost smell their sweet scent when I look at your card. Delightful!

  7. So beautiful. Love to see you coloring.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for reminding me once again how beautiful the zig pens can be. I feel exactly the same way about google. I’ve lost count on how many problems I’ve found solutions to just by googling it. 🙂

  9. Hi Sandy. This card is absolutely STUNNING! Such beautiful work!

  10. Awesome card. It looks to soft and vibrant at the same time.

  11. I’m so glad you showed this.The blues give me the blues trying to mix an breakdown.Gorgeous Sandy

  12. Love this!

  13. Thanks for the tip, Sandy. I’m going to try this now that I see how well it works. Jeanne J.

  14. Smiled at your comment! I hope you’re never done with your watercolor series. I love it! The card is gorgeous. I’ve been on the fence about buying those markers, but I’m starting to lean toward getting them now!

  15. Beautiful! I always enjoy watching your videos. Very inspiring.

  16. So pretty.

  17. Beautiful card. Love your video

  18. The colors you used for this are really striking. It’s always nice to see such a beautifully rendered work.

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