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Printable Watercolor Botanical Prints - Free

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Today's free designs are a bit different than usual...they are watercolor botanical prints (free ones) that I created from a small plant vignette in our sunroom. This is sort of a trial run to see how this type of printable goes over. I'm really excited about it, but certainly welcome your feedback. 

Watercolor Botanical Prints (FREE!)
I've been thinking about creating watercolor printables of vignettes in my sunroom for a bit. Actually, this idea took shape last summer when my flower garden was in full bloom. I started toying with these types of designs using images taken of the flowers I had grown. I would like to do a series of these this summer since my garden should be about 80% flowers this year (15% herbs and 5% green beans...ha!). But, today's trial run is a small vignette that I put together in my sunroom. I hope you enjoy this.

Watercolor Botanical Prints - Free

I love impressionist artists. And while most use oil, this is sort of my spin on that same look with a nod to watercolor. I worked on several vignettes in my sunroom before being happy with this one. I wanted a scene that reminded me of the painting, "Girl Watering Her Plants" from Homer Winslow. I also really enjoy artists Richard Edward Miller and Berthe Morisot and was trying to lean towards their styles, as well.

Also, these prints are available in LOTS of sizes! From 4x6" all the way to 11x14". 

Printable Watercolor Botanical Prints (FREE!)

How I Created this Print

As many of you know, I've been a graphic designer for over 20 years now. In the past 10 years, I've branched off a bit and learned to create art pieces within the programs I use (not just logos and websites like I did years ago). 
Whether it's painting watercolor stripes, blossoms or leaves on a page, scanning them, and then manipulating in Photoshop, or learning to create smaller items of a design and then piecing them together for a bigger picture, this is my medium. I'm not an actual painter, but a lot of my pieces are created from a simple stroke of paint that I've both created and changed 100 times on the computer after scanning in. And, to be totally transparent, I've purchased smaller commercial pieces (brush strokes, petals, pieces of grass, etc.) from artists that specialize in creating these things...then I am able to make my own flowers and patterns from them. It's a really fun process, and I'm blessed to have stumbled into it so many years ago.

Today's piece is a bit different. 
  • I started this by creating a vignette with plants and objects in my sunroom (and a couple of branches from my neighbor's beautifully blooming hawthorn bush). And I must add that the antique wash basin and pitcher belonged to my mother and has always been a favorite of mine.
  • I took several photos of this vignette.
  • Using both Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, I combined two images into one, worked out a lot of shadows, saturated color, and touched up patterns.
  • Then I used a watercolor application on my computer to make the images into one art piece.
  • I then took that image back into Photoshop and used a variety of watercolor brushes (graphically speaking) to add small details here and there.
  • Below, you can see one of my original photos on the left, compared to the finished product on the right.
Watercolor Botanical Prints

Printing Your Watercolor Botanical Prints:

Watercolor Floral Printable
  • All of these watercolor botanical prints are for personal use. However, if you have a small business and would like to utilize the physical, printed products in your business, please purchase a commercial license here
  • The standard-sized PDF prints (8x10", 5x7", and 4x6") can print at home on your own printer. All of these sizes (the PDF formats) are created to print onto white, letter-sized cardstock. 
  • The JPEG versions of the standard-sized prints (8x10", 5x7", and 4x6") can be uploaded to your local printing place or printed at home like a photo or image. 
  • For details on uploading your JPEG prints to a local printer, you can use the same process that I use below for printing oversized prints.
  • The larger printable sizes can be printed at any professional printing place. Personally, I use Walgreens for this kind of printing. You can upload on their website, then have shipped to your store or home. Walgreens is my preference, but there are lots of options out there.
    • Head to their website and hover your mouse over the 'Photo' option until the drop down menu populates on its own. Click the 'Posters' option. 
    • Once you're on the 'Posters' page, scroll down and select the plain 'Posters' option (just FYI, they ALWAYS do half off sales and this makes the posters really budget-friendly...I tend to stock up when they do this). 
    • Select your size option and click the 'Create now' button. 
    • Then click 'Upload photos' and upload the botanical printable design that correlates with the size you selected on their site (you'll need to download your printable to your computer, links are located further down in this post). Please note that their posters only work with JPEG designs, so be sure to download that version from me, below.
    • These watercolor botanical prints are vertical designs, but the Walgreens site doesn't always import them that way (I'm not sure why on this one). You'll need to click the rotate button . You'll also need to scale the print a bit smaller using the sliding scale.
    • Then click "Review Order"  and select how you want to receive your print (by mail or in their store). Make sure to use your code if they're having the half off sale.
    • The other place I recommend for larger-scale printing is FedEx Office. They are actually a bit pricier than Walgreens, but their turnaround is often faster, plus, they seem to have more locations (we have one in our local Walmart). Just head to the FedEx site and click 'Design and Print' and then upload your print-ready file (from below). I like the fact that you can use PDF or JPEG formats on their site. Their site is a little more user-friendly, too, so I won't walk you through the whole's self-explanatory.

Download Your Watercolor Prints:

Watercolor Botanical Printable
I added in the example image above to show how your prints look when downloaded. The image (above right) is how the 4x6" and 5x7" PDF formatted prints come. I do two per page to avoid paper waste.

Again, I would love to know your thoughts on this style of printable. Would you like to see more of these? Let me know in the comments.
Free Printable Watercolor Botanical

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  1. I love this, it's simply gorgeous and a nice change, although all your prints are worth having.x

  2. I love this! I am definitely going to print it and display it in my home.

  3. I love this!! I love watercolor and the colors are beautiful!! I love all your art and your ideas for decorating with it!

  4. I love this look. The bright colors are marvelous.

  5. Print is beautiful. I love it.

  6. I love this look! Look forward to seeing more! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  7. How lovely. Definitely a great new addition to your repertoire!

  8. Amazing! What incredible talent you have!

  9. Love this style. Beautiful - thank you

  10. I would not normally leave a comment, but you asked for feedback. I love the idea of this type of print, but for my homw decor, I would prefer much more muted colours. My decor is mostly white with a bit of neutral elements added. And slowly adding the raw wood tones that are so popular right now. I must also tell you that I appreciate all the work that you do for us. I know it is a difficult job, but you make it easy for us to print off. Thank you so much.

  11. Lovely. You can actually get three 4x6 prints from one letter-sized page if two of them are turned 90 degrees and lined up at the top of the page. The thrid one can be in the normal orientation (landscape).

  12. I love it!! It has more of an "art" look than a "graphic" look, and it great for a variation on your other themes. It's wonderful that you are stretching your creative wings with a newer medium. Us Kristi fans appreciate your talent and creativity in whatever medium you tackle. BTW I am framing this print and hanging in our lake cottage!!

  13. Simply beautiful and serene! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us all!!

  14. This is just lovely. I love the look of watercolor, with the little bit of blur and soft edges. I will definitely look forward to more of these! If you ever have one that has aqua and pink in it, I would probably take it to a printer and have a large one printed for my bedroom wall over my bed!!! You are very talented! Marilyn

  15. This is beautiful!! I love it! I'm actually going the other way .... I used to be a graphic designer myself. However, now I'm actually learning to paint with brushes and paint. Awesome, beautiful! thank you!

  16. Beautiful!!! Would LOVE to see more like this!!! But I love all of your printables. Keep up the stellar work!!!

  17. Love it, makes me feel like sitting down and relaxing on the patio in my fav chair sipping my coffee and looking out at all the beautiful nature happening this spring in my backyard.

  18. LOVE them and would love to see more. You are a wonderful artist!!!

  19. Not really my style. Agree with the person who said more muted colors. These bold colors really don't go with my decor. Design is very nice though.

  20. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!