Flowers
top view of flowers and pitcher still life painting surrounded by paint, brushes, palette, color wheel
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Whether you're a watercolorist, acrylic maven or colored pencil crazy, we've got a flower-fabulous project for you to tackle! Don't sweat it if you've got a black thumb — these blooms will never wilt and will always brighten your day.
Bluprint
watercolor flower bouquet painting on white paper
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April showers bring... May watercolor flowers! This project is a win for any artist, no matter where you are on your watercolor journey. And it's a great way to build your skills in manipulating tints and shades. (Believe it or not, this gorgeous composition only requires four basic colors!)
Beginner
tropical floral wreath embroidery hoop on blue fabric on white background
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When you think about hand embroidery, it’s likely that pictures of pretty flowers pop into your head. This project has loads of 'em, created with a gorgeous variety of stitches that really bring on the texture.
Beginner
top view of a hand using a hand rake on soil around a green plant
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You can’t grow greens without having the right gear. And sure, some are no-brainers (where would your garden be without a shovel? Or sturdy gloves?). But there are a handful of other tools you might not have thought of that will instantly raise your gardening game and make life so much easier.
Bluprint
Mini cakes with Russian piping
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They're not cupcakes. They're mini cakes. Which means they're soooooo fancy. And thanks to the magic of Russian piping tips, they're easy enough for beginners to whip up.
Felicity and Krystle
watercolor pink peony painting with supplies on wood background
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This bold bloom is so fresh you can practically smell it! But creating this painting isn't about perfect realism. Instead, you'll play with rich, bright colors and explore tons of different watercolor techniques in a loose, free approach.
Beginner
mixed media red and pink flowers
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If you can't decide between painting and drawing, ask yourself: why choose? This mixed-media project combines the best of watercolors and colored pencils for the prettiest blooms.
Beginner
Stumpwork
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Discover the magic of stumpwork as you stitch wired slips (embroidered leaves built over a wire shape on a separate hoop). Afterwards, learn to cut the stitched wired slips from the hoop, then insert the dimensional wire leaves securely into the main embroidery to complete the design.
Finishing
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Your embroidery is complete! Explore a few different ways to finish your hoop and get inspired for your next project.
Getting Started
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Jessica reviews the Modern Cameo design, including options for stumpwork or surface embroidery only, and stitching on cotton or linen fabric. Then she goes over the supplies you'll need and how to transfer the design to the background fabric.
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