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How To Paint White Flowers | Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

How the heck do you paint white flowers?! The answer is in my new video featuring Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil. This 4×6 stamp set is especially sweet as there are two flower arrangements!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

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How the heck do you paint white flowers?!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

Daffodils are surely one of the cheeriest flowers. Often they’re one of the first signs of Spring, symbolizing new beginnings. Altenew delights us with two daffodil arrangements in this small but mighty Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil 4×6 stamp set.

While these images are ideal for coloring with your favorite mediums, they can be used as-is and heat embossed for a variety of looks.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

White Flower Cardmaking Hack

So how the heck DO you paint white flowers? Well, the answer is in this video and it’s such an easy trick! Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends!

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Paint White Flowers | Watercolor Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

Although I don’t pre-plan card designs one thing I do before coloring flowers is to choose a reference photo. Now, I wasn’t expecting to find a variety of daffodils and was pleasantly surprised to find white and pink ones. These were totally new to me!

How the heck do you paint white flowers?

I was so inspired by these charming blooms I jumped right in without considering how I was going to pull off white watercolor. It’s funny that white gouache didn’t enter my mind until now. I only thought about the shadows.

No line watercolor is a must for white flowers. So, I stamped the images in Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink three times without masking. The images overlapped, however, this can’t be seen in the final card.

Paint white flowers

My Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set is getting a proper workout in my craft room. It’s become the watercolor set I reach for again and again.

Pink Petals | Red Cosmos & Tea Party
White Petals | Rock Collection
Yellow Centers | Pocketful of Sunshine & Fall Harvest
Leaves | Green Meadows & Rain Forest

After all the elements were painted (as shown above), I had to figure out how to separate the white flowers from the background. The most obvious choices are to color the background or watercolor a drop shadow behind the flowers.

paint white flowers, watercolor white flowers

Well, I wasn’t confident that I could pull that off successfully with my current watercolor skills. So, I opted to shade with a pencil and tortillon. I definitely have greater control over this medium and after all, any mistakes can be erased!

Pencil shading is added to the right bottom edge of the blooms, between the flowers, and to add stamens. Voila, it’s a pretty simple hack. What do you think?

Artist Marker Daffodils

Now I know not everyone watercolors, so I colored up another card with Altenew Artist Markers too. Variety is the spice of life and all that.

Copic color Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil

This time yellow needed to make an appearance, but I couldn’t give up the lovely pink centers! When I first started cardmaking, I hardly ever used yellow, but it’s totally grown on me.

For this card, I stamped the image with Altenew Permanent Black Ink (alcohol safe ink) and colored with the following Artist Markers.

Yellow Petals | Buttercream & Warm Sunshine
Pink Petals | Blush, Rouge, Crimson
Teal Petals | Mountain Mist, Frayed Leaf, & Volcano Lake
Leaves | Frayed Leaf

Altenew Artist Markers | Copic markers


Color these gorgeous hydrangea with pencils & watercolor.

Don’t miss these no-line watercolor and color pencil tips and tricks in this post/video.


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We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 06/30/2020.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Kymona Tracey. I’m always amazed at her creativity with home decor, planner layouts, and sewing projects. The full list is below so you don’t miss one iota of crafty goodiness!

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Nicole Watt
Virginia Lu
Maryam Perez
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Kymona Tracey
Tania Ahmed
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Ashlea Cornell
Lilith Eeckels
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  1. Connie Johnson says:

    WOW Amber 🙂 That white on white is amaaaaazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  2. Karen Hale says:

    Amazing! You nailed it with your Fire Ring Daffodils. Thank you for the video tutorial on painting white flowers.

  3. Chantal Petrin says:

    Hello Amber, I have the fire ring Daffodil growing at my house and you have done a superb job at representing them. I wasn’t sur about the graphite but with the closeup shot I saw how it brings out the paper texture and really makes the difference. Beautiful

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards with these beautiful daffodil designs! Love the way you colored the images!

  5. Beautiful daffodil cards. I like how you were able to color white ones.

  6. Two fabulous cards, Amber. I especially like your garden of “white” daffodils. I had some very similar to these in my garden once upon a time…thanks for the memory and for sharing your cards/video. Stay well.

  7. Oh my Gorgeous! Love the white daffodils! Thank you for the video.

  8. Lisa Byers says:

    I love your white daffodils. You did an amazing job on them!!

  9. Carol E. Wortman says:

    I have never tried to make anything white when I color, probably because I rarely color. These are very petty. I’ve never seen white daffodils, I only thought they were yellow, hmmmm now I want one (I have a bunch of yellow daffodils in my yard). Very very pretty. I love this stamp!

  10. Dawn Jones says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the white daffodils.

  11. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Amber wow! You are extremely talented. I love the white flowers! I don’t think I could pull that off, though. Very very pretty white flowers, the centers are really nice, great coloring. You hardly ever see someone painting white flowers so this was very interesting to me. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas and talents with us! I love doing these blogs so thank you so much for giving us your time and something to look forward to in these troubled days!

  12. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the no-line watercoloring and thanks for sharing how you created the white petals.

  13. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Great video! I learned a lot about using a graphite pencil! Your cards are gorgeous!

  14. Mary Holshouser says:

    thanks for the tips on painting white flowers
    on white paper. Excellent card. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. Great designs. Thanks so much for tips in coloring white flowers b

  16. Cyndi Morris says:

    Gorgeous cards. I love these beautiful daffodils and your coloring is amazing.

  17. I thought ive commented but don’t see it, so hear it goes again. love the instructions on how to make a white flower stand out.

  18. Amber, I always look forward to your videos as I learn something new & listening to your calm voice as you work is a peaceful few moments in my day. Your white daffodils are amazing in the detail & who knew a graphite pencil could add such depth & that little detail that is so important. I really like both of your cards & watercolour is my favourite medium. Not to say I can do it, but it’s my favourite to see being done & the end result is usually lovely.

  19. appreciate knowing how to do the white flower effect. ty

  20. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Gorgeous cards! You always make it look so easy! Love your ideas. I don’t water color but now I want to try it after seeing your cards! Thanks for inspiring me!

  21. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great video for the coloring of the set. I like how the white flowers turned out after the addition of the detail.

  22. Cynthia Koop says:

    Just stunning! I hope I will be able to color these florals when I get my monthly subscription. It is a little intimidating but you make it look so do-able! Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. sharon gullikson says:

    I could never do that. THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS!!!!

  24. Angela Posch says:

    Lovely daffodils.

  25. You rock! You may not have thought out how you were going to pain the white daffodils but you certainly nailed it!

  26. Angela Person says:

    Beautiful cards. The white daffodils are awesome!!

  27. Maria Alder says:

    Wonderful card and I love how the white ones turned out, just beautiful x

  28. Your cards are fabulous, Amber! Thanks so much for the great tips & awesome inspiration!

  29. I am not a water colorer, but I want to be! I love how your white and pink daffodils turned out on this beautiful card. I am going to gather up my supplies after I finish the hop, and will likely have to watch your video a few times to get the hang of your techniques. But I am going to try! Thanks for sharing a lovely example for this newest flower set.

  30. Beautiful cards – love your watercolor painting!

  31. Love both cards and I am definitely watching that video! Thank you!!

  32. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    What an awesome tip for creating white flowers…BRILLIANT! Delightful daffodils! Love your project(s)! Color palette(s) and design(s) are wonderful!

  33. Thanks so much for your wonderful video with all it’s helpful hints! Your flowers are stunning and showcase this great new flower set perfectly!! 🙂

  34. Marisela Delgado says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous,gorgeous!

  35. Denise M Freeman says:

    Wonderful Daffodils! Thank you Amber! Denise

  36. Dawn Tooley says:

    Beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  37. Two completely different looks. One with colour, the other with white flowers. Who knew you could paint such a thing??

  38. Christine Wilbur says:

    Love that you add cards using both of the flower stamps!! Nice instructional video! Thanks!

  39. Beautiful cards and coloring!

  40. Love both your cards especially those fabulous white daffodils!

  41. Tessa Serrano says:

    Thank you for sharing how to do white flowers! I have avoided them for so long but not anymore. Beautiful work.

  42. Melissa Leftrick says:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!

  43. Dorothy A says:

    What lovely cards! The colors are so wonderful. Thank you for the video and the inspiration.

  44. Wow, really like the graphite pencil use and the blending stump. Tried the blending stump before and really liked the effect. New technique to try with water color. Stamp set has so many options.

  45. Heidi Rees says:

    Great inspiration for coloring white flowers! Beautiful cards Amber! I’m off to watch your video now!

  46. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Both are gorgeous! I LOVE your splatters and designs!

  47. maxine perry says:

    great job displaying white flowers.

  48. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such beautiful cards! Your colouring is gorgeous!

  49. Gorgeous duo of daff cards – I especially love the first one – those white and pink daffs look a lot like some new daffodils I was planning on getting for my own garden for hopefully next Spring!

  50. Love the white flowers. Great inspiration to all. TFS

    1. Thank you for the video! I am much more confident with my pencils and was excited to see how perfectly the white petals turned out. Will try that when my set arrives!

  51. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Really beautiful cards! I love how you colored both cards especially the white daffodils!

  52. Vickie Davis says:

    Love those white daffodils, but I am sure I don’t have the patience for that! Great card & video!

  53. Shaunette Onuska says:

    Great inspirational ideas! Never tried white!

  54. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  55. Linda Rodgers says:

    I love seeing what each designer does with the stamp set.

  56. Thanks for the great video for coloring white flowers. Love the pink daffodils! I love the look of the graphite on the edges of the petals and to define each individual petal. Blending with stump or tortillion makes such a difference. I love the look of white flowers, so may give it a try.

  57. Lynn Young says:

    Once again you teach me something new, love the tips to make white flowers.

  58. Amber, thank you so much for the video. I had no idea how to paint white flowers And learned a lot. I love the look. I actually have pink and white daffodils in my yard, although they are gone for the season. Thank you again the the inspiration and information.

  59. Donna Petruso says:

    Love the watercolor and markers. I am slowly learning to do both so appreciate the lesson. Beautiful cards.

  60. The no-line painting one looks incredible!! And the second really clean and crisp. Love both!!

  61. Retta Lutte says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I love your beautiful cards!

  62. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Amber, thanks for the color guidance on both layouts. I’ll also try your sample hydrangea. I’m looking forward to getting this stamp set. Receiving these stamps during lockdown has been my decadence.

  63. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    This set went straight to the top of my wish list!
    Both cards are so pretty. I love the white daffodils.

  64. Gorgeous white daffodils! Thank you for the tutorial.

  65. Jackie T Bednar says:

    I love how you colored the pink daffodils. I can’t wait to try making a white flower.

  66. Cecie Haxton says:

    Thank you for sharing how you created those lovely white daffodils. I’m a newbie and struggle with coloring anything white. Both of your cards are so beautiful!

  67. Cindi Johnson says:

    Both of your cards are so pretty! But I do favor the watercolor look : )

  68. Cheryl Jones says:

    Your cards are elegant. I have not tried to color white flowers so I will certainly give this a try sometime.

  69. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Amber, these cards are gorgeous. I absolutely love the white daffodils! Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!

  70. Lynn Blanchard says:

    White flowers are a challenge but you make it look easy. Thank you

  71. Beautiful! Looking forward to watching your video on colouring white flowers. They’re stunning.

  72. Anny Hale says:

    Stunning! Well done!

  73. Sarah Saulsbery says:

    I have copied your cards and hope to “sort of” reproduce them when my stamps arrive! So beautiful!

  74. Tammy Hanson says:

    Amazing flowers. Love tutorial as well. Thanks for sharing.

  75. barbara lassiter says:

    These are both beautiful! Two great techniques for coloring and I really appreciate the tips for creating the white flowers. Thanks!

  76. All the people on the hop so far have given me great ideas and all so different!

  77. LOVE your white daffodils, I also love your yellow and pink ones too, we had beauties in our garden in Spring. Fabulous cards and colouring.

  78. Great card. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  79. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Oh my word. I adore your white daffies. So so cute. The amount of detail you achieved with so little color is stunning.