Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Watercolor Resist Valentine's Cards

watercolor valentines cards

Last week my son and I experimented with watercolors and crayons to make some crayon resist Valentine's Cards!  They may look a bit amateur- ish, but they were fun to make!  Plus, nothing beats a home made Valentine's card :)

Here's a simple tutorial I put together for you:


Materials:
white card stock or watercolor paper
white crayon
watercolor paints
paint brush

Step 1:  Draw a design or write a Valentine's message on the front of a folded piece of white card stock or watercolor paper.  This is kinda hard to do because you can't see very well what you are drawing or writing.



Step 2: Load up some watercolor paints on a paintbrush and paint over the area you just drew on with with crayon to see your design come to life!

watercolor valentines cards

Step 3:  Let the paint dry and add any other embellishments you like.

watercolor valentines cards
watercolor valentines cards
watercolor valentines cards



19 comments :

  1. I love these. I want to learn to do watercolor.

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  2. This is such a great idea...I hope I remember to do it with my kids when we sit down to make Valentine cards for their friends! I pinned it with the hopes that pinning it will help me remember. I love them! :-) Jessica

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  3. OOh they look great! I also remember as a kid colouring a page then painting over it in black paint and scraping back for a great effect.

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  4. Cool! I made "mystery valentines" like that for Spencer last year. I did the writing and he got to paint them to find the mystery message. He thought it was cool. I love your idea of using them for cards though.

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  5. Wonderful! I'd love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!

    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/an-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-2-and.html
    I'm your newest follower!
    Nancy

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  6. My boys would really enjoy doing this! Cute robots- ours would look more like scribbles, but it would be fun nonetheless- thanks for a fun idea!

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  7. My boys would really enjoy doing this! Cute robots- ours would look more like scribbles, but it would be fun nonetheless- thanks for a fun idea!

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  8. What a fun project for the kids! I'll be pinning this!

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  9. I LOVE this!! I'll be making these with my kids. Thanks!

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  10. I love these. Any kid would love painting their own valentines.I featured them on my blog today http://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2013/01/12-sweet-handmade-valentines.html Come on over and check it out and grab a button if you like!

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  11. I love these! Very adorable!

    Lindsay @ www.reddoorgardens.com

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  12. I super love these! There's just something about watercolor that is so beautiful. :) What a great idea; I'll be doing it sometime with the kiddos for sure. :)
    Jaime

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  13. Wonderful tutorial! Such a smart idea!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #21 :)
    Have a great week!!

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  14. I featured this awesome tutorial on our blog post here - Valentine's Day Crafts.

    Thank you! :)

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  15. So easy and cute! A sure fun and perfect for kids! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  16. Such a wonderful and clever idea for a Valentines day greetings. I think that'll work best for "secret messages" as well. (I saw it somewhere, when you put colors or scrape of colors, the message will be revealed, or something like that). Nice inspiration!

    Cheers xxxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/valentines-day-wishes-and-messages.html

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  17. Such a wonderful and clever idea for a Valentines day greetings. I think that'll work best for "secret messages" as well. (I saw it somewhere, when you put colors or scrape of colors, the message will be revealed, or something like that). Nice inspiration!

    Cheers xxxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/valentines-day-wishes-and-messages.html

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