As you can see, these are maple seeds in watercolors. I used Holbein watercolors (the colors are shown below) and Silver Black Velvet Brushes of various sizes. The finished picture was scanned and listed on Fine Art America (for those interested). Also, the images I used for inspiration are shown at the bottom of the post; these images came from Pixabay dot com.
Here is the direct link (if you prefer it) to the painting on Fine Art America: Maple Seeds – Watercolor