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Yesterday I said something about trying a crayon and watercolor progress for painting flowers. While I was talking specifically about using the shadow flower technique, it’s fun to play with crayons and watercolors with any kind of drawing.
And today was the perfect day to try it out.
The girl is home sick, and I needed to do something for my craft challenge that could be done quickly and that we could do together. Working with crayons and watercolors was just the thing.
Use watercolors to paint over the image. I used some really old liquid watercolors we made that really need to be tossed out but worked for this purpose. You can use the cake kind, if that’s what you have.
It was interesting to see how the colors changed as they blended and as they dried. All of the flower petals, for instance, were painted with the same color, but they looked quite different as they dried.
I love both of these projects, they only took a few minutes, and even a sick kid and her sleep-deprived mom could make them.
I hope everyone in your household is well, and that you will try this simple craft idea, even if you’ve done it before.
In any case, I’d love to know what you’re crafting today!