Thursday, February 23, 2012

Watercolor Patterns

This morning Holly did a really fun art lesson from our Usborne book of Art Ideas. The project was a very simple yet very rewarding one.

Using a quality watercolor paper Holly painted the whole thing with water and painted wet on wet with liquid watercolors, she loved how the colors spread on her canvas. Keeping her painting rather wet was the key here or the project will not work as well. After she filled her whole paper withe watercolor arrangement she wanted she placed a sheet of plastic wrap over her art. Smooshing the plastic around gently she bunched the watercolor paint into the cracks of the wrap, making some really neat designs. Then she let it sit to dry. Once dried Holly removed the plastic wrap to reveal a beautiful pattern that she created. It was so cool!!!  She used such bright colors that her project almost look tie dyed.... pretty neat stuff!

1 comment:

  1. That's an amazing project! I'll bet my boys would LOVE to do that!

    Found you through Hip Homeschool Moms. :)