Category Archives: watercolor

Painting Coffee Filters

(Inspired by these posts at The Artful Parent.) Materials: Coffee filters, liquid watercolors We have lots of coffee filters left over from before we bought one of those reusable ones, and when I saw the painted snowflakes in the first … Continue reading

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Scribble Resist

Materials: Oil pastels (we really like Crayola), although regular wax crayons should also work; liquid watercolors; paper (we started with Artagain, but watercolor paper worked a little better) When is the last time you scribbled? (Adults, I’m talking to you … Continue reading

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Cabbage Flowers, Revisited

Materials: Watercolor paper, oil pastels (Crayola‘s are easy to hold and inexpensive, too), liquid watercolors (we used Blick) We looked at our cabbage flowers and together, we chose three of the liquid watercolors: violet, magenta, and green. I set out … Continue reading

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Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting

This morning at the farmers’ market I bought cabbage flowers. I decided to use them as inspiration for some wet-on-wet watercolor painting. Materials: Watercolor paper, Stockmar watercolors, glass jars, soft paintbrushes, painting boards, sponges. Although I’m using a technique common … Continue reading

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