Of course, my acrylic paints couldn't achieve exactly the same effect as the watercolors, but I'm happy with my version.
After I'd painted the flowers and the green leaves, I dipped my brush in water and attempted to duplicate the watercolor look by diluting the edges of the blue flower petals.
I was pleasantly surprised by the thickness and texture of the acrylic paper in my painting pad. I'd wondered if I'd like painting on paper rather than acrylic board. The paper held up well even when I used water on my brush.
The best part of my painting was the process. I had fun.