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Embellish Watercolor Spring Flowers with 28 Lilac Lane!

Alana GempagesMar 17, '17

Watercolor spring flowers embellished with beautiful touches of 28 Lilac Lane are a perfect home decor project.


 28 Lilac Lane Tropical Twist Kit 

PPA Matte Adhesive 

5×7 watercolor paper 

Stampendous “Cling Daisy Mix” stamps 

Tim Holtz “Flower Garden” stamps 

embossing ink 

clear embossing powder 


This watercolor spring flowers project uses tangerine colored flat back pearls and sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane “Tropical Twist” embellishment kit. Tropical Twist is a summery blend of yellow, orange and green citrus shades, with some delightful flamingo pink accents! With all of the seed beads, pearls, sequins, buttons, trim and charms, Tropical Twist is sure to have the perfect touch to make your project hot, hot, hot!

This project looks complex but is super easy to make thanks to a shortcut: stamps. To create this design, simply use flower stamp sets to stamp your desired design in clear embossing ink on watercolor paper. Then heat emboss the design with clear embossing powder. 


 Once the design is embossed, you have a virtually foolproof way of making your own watercolor painting! Simply use a fine detail water brush to color in the design with your watercolors, following the embossed lines as a guide. Any color that gets on the embossed lines can be simply wiped away to keep them clean! 


 After filling in the design of your watercolor spring flowers, switch to a large water brush to fill in the background with some watery color.

For the finishing touch on your watercolor spring flowers, add some 28 Lilac Lane embellishments to the center of them with a clear drying glue like PPA Matte adhesive. Using flat back pearls or sequins as “tiles” to fill a small area of a design is a great way to get some extra pop on a project. Our kits and embellishment bottles come with plenty of sequins and pearls, so there’s no worry about running out mid-project, either!