Category Archives: watercolor

{Art Together} Experimenting With Watercolors

{This post is part of the art together series. You can see all the posts in the series here.} I suspect watercolor paints are one of the most common art supplies offered to kids, because they seem fairly tidy. The colors are contained … Continue reading

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Watercolor Blot Animals

Inspired by Lab #8 in Drawing Lab: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun for Mixed-Media Artists, by Carla Sonheim Materials: Watercolor paper (I cut ours down to 4″x6″), watercolors, ultra-fine black Sharpie I recently bought this book to inspire … Continue reading

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Marker + Watercolors

{So sorry posting is spotty lately! I blame January and the fact that I’m recovering from Lyme, which makes me achy and tired. But hopefully things will pick up soon!} Inspired by the “Lively Lines” activity in Express Yourself: Activities … Continue reading

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Rubber Cement as Masking Fluid

(Note: The rubber cement bottle is full of warnings. It contains chemicals and latex. It smells bad and the fumes can be hazardous. It’s flammable. It can cause allergic reactions because of the latex. I decided I was comfortable using … Continue reading

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Maps, Drawn + Painted

Materials: Watercolor paper, permanent markers, watercolor paint, painter’s tape (optional) On a recent sick day, when my boys were too sick for school but they’d temporarily perked up enough for a project, we drew and painted some maps. I left … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors, painter’s tape Saturday night I was reading T is for Tugboat to G before bed. When we reached “L,” she told me she wanted to paint a lighthouse–right then. We agreed she could paint one … Continue reading

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Process to Product: Bookmarks for Teacher Gifts

We’re not all about process around here. Sometimes, we need a handmade gift. I do try, though, to include as much chance for open-ended creativity as I can, and I like for the boys to give their teachers something a … Continue reading

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Watercolor Tape Resist

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors, painter’s tape; my original tape resist post is here, and another version is on Kidoinfo here Over break, V wanted to make another tape resist, but we had no canvases. No problem! He used watercolor … Continue reading

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Painting Stars

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors After painting hearts and snowflakes, my two youngest naturally wanted to paint stars next, but on watercolor paper this time. I cut out the stars for them. A slight digression: N gets frustrated trying to … Continue reading

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More Coffee Filter Painting

When the boys saw our window full of painted hearts, they wanted to make some, too, and G has been asking to paint more every chance she gets. So we all painted some more coffee filter hearts (materials list in … Continue reading

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