Who needs a distraction from life? Yep, me too! Being creative usually fixes the problem for me. Curious how to print on watercolor paper at home? To learn how, I designed these Free Wildflower Art Printables so you can try it yourself! These free printables are a quick go-to print and create craft.
I first created these printables for a simple piece of artwork to use for home decor. After recent events, I dusted off my printer and tried printing them on watercolor paper at home. Now they can become custom pieces of artwork!
These botanical prints can be used as black and white prints. They will look great printed on heavy cardstock and framed! If you’re looking for a boredom buster, let me show you how I created them into beautiful pieces of art.
Supplies needed to print at home on watercolor paper
- Watercolor paper. (I used inexpensive ‘kids’ paper as it is what I had on hand).
- Printer. This technique has been tried with both an Inkjet and laser printer and achieved great results. The prints in these photos were printed on a Canon inkjet. First, do a to test your to see if the ink bleeds when it gets wet.
How to Print on Watercolor Paper
First, you will need to make sure your watercolor paper will fit in the printer. The paper pad pictured above is from the kid’s art section at Michaels. It measures 9″ wide, .5″ needed to be trimmed. If you are using open stock paper with raw edges trim them to create a straight edge as well. You can use a paper trimmer, or a straight edge and a craft knife or scissors to achieve this. This paper is a similar weight to cardstock, using a heavier weight may cause a jam in the printer.
How to Add Watercolor to these Free Wildflower Art Printables
I’m no watercolour expert, but the great thing about these free wildflower printables is that you don’t need to be! You don’t even need to know the first thing about watercolor painting. It’s basically paint inside the lines for adults!
If you need a little more direction, check the highlights on Instagram. My friend Lucy @mscraftberrybush has loads of process videos of painting watercolor flowers. You are sure to pick up a few tricks and techniques to make these free printables awesome!
These prints are painted with warm colors of various shades of pink and yellow. I would love to see them with a combination of cool colors too!
Show me how you use these art prints in your home, or just to relax and get creative!
DOWNLOAD 4 FREE Wildflower Art Prints Below
Do you have any other tips or questions on how to print on watercolor paper? Let me know in a comment below!