Tutorial by Fiona Paltridge

Hello everyone, Fiona here with you today to share how I created my latest design for 7 Dots Studio inspired by the gorgeous new “Homegrown” collection.

I simply adore poppies. They are my favourite flower and so when they were featured on the “Homegrown” collection I couldn’t wait to make a layout and incorporate them as a watercolour feature.

I begin by marking the outline of my poppy shape. I often do two or three in a loose bunch and always make one slightly more closed than the other.

Next I use a fine tip brush and add more colour along with a small amount of shading. I practice in my art journal mostly before I commit to my layouts.

Last step is to add some black in the centre of the open flower. This really finishes it off. Make sure the red on your poppy is completely dry before adding the black or you’ll have the colours bleed together.

Here is the completed painting before I start adding the 7 Dots Elements.

I also painted some of the chipboard pieces black to add as part of the flower arrangement.

You can see now how the other paper elements and chipboard start to come together to make the layout.

I also used the spots from the clear stamp set in the background. I simply placed some watercolour paint onto a palette and dipped the stamp into it to ink it up.

Then I pressed it directly on to the background.

I also added some paint splatters with a fine brush.

Then added some more of the 7 Dots Studio elements such as the sticker words.

I decided i wanted a stamped title so i also used the clear stamp set to add the title down the bottom with black ink. I use StazOn as it is alcohol based and won’t bleed if there is any dampness left in the paper.



7 Dots products I have used include:

7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – 12×12 paper – Flirty
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – 12×12 paper – Attic
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Word Stickers
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Tags 12×12
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Chipboard

Other products used:

Um WOW Studio – Chipboard – Poppy Pod Skellie