Spring Quote with Watercolor Flowers

I am definitely looking forward to spring! We had a snow flurry today after enjoying 80 degree weather last week. gah! So ready for nice weather! So for this month’s Canon post, I decided to add some pretty pink watercolor flowers to a spring quote from Lady Bird Johnson. It took me several tries to get the watercolor just right, and I am really proud of how it turned out!

Spring Quote with Watercolor Flowers

Pink Watercolor Peonies with Spring quote from Lady Bird Johnson + Free printable

Watercolor is not something I have a lot of experience with, but I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s as good as therapy for me. ha! I got some great advice on Instagram which helped a ton, but I still have a lot to learn about watercolor.

Spring quote printable :: Add your own watercolor flowers for DIY spring art home decor

I used photoshop to design the quote and then printed it off on watercolor paper with my Canon.  The TS6020 did a fabulous job printing on watercolor paper! I used the back feed option on my printer {the TS printers all have both a cassette for daily plain paper and a back feed, which is really handy for crafting!} and the thick watercolor paper goes through perfectly.

Watercolor flowers :: pink peonies CraftaholicsAnonymous.net

Here’s a close up of my watercolor flowers. I tried to make them look like pink peonies. Not sure if I achieved that or not, but I’ll call them watercolor pink peonies anyways :)

How to Print on Watercolor Paper

(scroll down to download the free printable quote)

cutting watercolor paper

  1. First I trimmed down my watercolor paper to 8.5×11. {the watercolor paper pad I used was 9×12, so I didn’t have to cut much off}

how to print on watercolor paper

2. Then I changed my Canon TS6020 Printer print settings to: Rear Feed, Best Quality, Matte Paper and hit print. This printer handled that watercolor paper like a boss! That back feed option really helps with printing on different materials.

Watercolor leaves

Then I had fun using my watercolor paints to illustrate the Lady Bird Johnson quote.

Pink Watercolor flowers :: peonies

Honestly, it took me a few drafts to get my watercolor flowers and leaves just right. I definitely learned by trial and error! But thank goodness I could count on my TS6020 printer to come through each time I needed to reprint the quote. In case you don’t know, watercolor paper is thick, textured, and very absorbent.

Watercolor pink peonies

DIY Spring watercolor artwork :: Download the free printable then add watercolor flowersI love it! It was fun mixing mediums to create this pretty spring artwork for my home.

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE QUOTE HERE :: Note this is just the quote. No watercolor flowers are included. Have fun adding your own watercolor flowers!


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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Canon. All opinions are mine.

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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