January 26, 2017

Marker to Watercolor Technique!

These are super fun and easy Valentines!

Supplies Needed:
Watercolor Paper ( I like the 140 lb)
Watercolor Markers ( Crayola Bold pack works great!)
Small Brush
Black Acrylic Paint

Step 1: Cut your paper down into the size you want for your Valentines. (This makes for a great math lesson for kids who are learning division. Have them divide the total length of paper by 2 . Measure, mark your spot, and cut. Then divide the width by 2 and do the same) 

Step 2: Draw with washable marker. Don't fill your space completely in. You will fill with color once you add water.

Step 3: Add water with your small brush. Let dry.

Step 4: Once it's dry you can use some black acrylic paint to add some definition. I suggest adding a little bit of water to the acrylic paint to make it a tiny bit more flow-y.

And that's it! Easy Peasy Watercolor Valentines! 

January 23, 2017

Watercolor Resist Valentines!

I love making Valentines with my kids! And they love having hand made pieces of art to pass out at school. So this is the perfect activity for just that!

Supplies needed:
-Watercolor Paper ( 140lb)
-1 piece of Copy paper
- watercolors ( Pan or Liquid watercolors will work!)
- Scissors
- white crayon or oil pastel
-water cup
-watercolor brush

Step 1: Make your template! Fold a sheet of copy paper in half. Draw half of your heart. Talk to your kids about symmetry . Then cut out and you have your template!

Step 2: Trace your template onto watercolor paper. Then cut out all your hearts!!

Step 3: Use Oil pastel or white crayon to draw your designs! Remember to press down hard when drawing your designs.

Step 4: Add your watercolor to reveal your designs!! This is where the magic happens!

Step 5: Once the front is dry flip your Valentines over and splatter the back.

Once dry you can use Sharpie or another marker to add your message!

Have fun!!

Chalk Pastel Flower

                         Hey, guys. Chalk pastels are one of my favorite mediums. They are different from oil pastels. They’re chalky, so they’re messy, but they are beautiful. I’m going to create a flower step-by-step. I'm going to go over just a few things you need to know about pastels when using them. So check out the video and enjoy! 

Step 1:              Draw your flower! 

Step 2:             Add Chalk pastel! 

 Step 3:            Now it is time to start blending, I love this part! 

Step 4:             Add in a touch of black around the edges.
Step 5:             Spray with fixative

Step 6:             Frame and enjoy! (This is best when put behind glass to help preserve it!)
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