I placed the pond image into my Word document first and then added the individual cattail PNG images over top. I made some a bit smaller and then mirrored another to make a variety of them clumped together. I wanted this scene to look like the cattails were in the forefront and the pond was behind them.
I started watercoloring the water areas first, then colored the grass, then the cattails in front left, and then the red/orange flowers, rocks and greenery inside of pond.
For the grassy shaped corner accents, I cut them from the Sure cuts a lot program on the cricut expression. I cut one set of the grassy corners at 100% size and scaled one set of them by 80% so that I could layer them. I sponged darker green ink on the larger corners underneath.
- IMAGE: Cattail Pond by Doodle Pantry
- CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS spring leaf, CDS mud pie, SU marina mist
- INK: printer, chocolate inkpad for sponging, Tombow markers N65, 933, 856, 177, 947, SU marina mist, SU wild wasabi
- ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, sewing machine, pearls, SVG cut file Corner Accents by Doodle Pantry, SU dimensionals, houndstooth embossing folder, green offray satin ribbon from walmart