Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Watercolor ink paintings


We did this craft with my two boys and their two friends this past Monday.  I really wouldn't call it a craft either - its beautiful art work!  I think I am going to frame three of them and put them on the walls.  I just love them and they had so much fun doing it.  You just watercolor on wet paper a background color and then when that is dry you give them a dab of india ink at the bottom and a straw.  Sometimes you need to add a bit more ink further up.  
Wow what great colors they did.  Love it.  I found the idea on this web site if you need a bit more help.  I wasn't as formal with the tape as she was.  I found her site through the crafty crow blog which I can't recommend highly enough.  SO many ideas.

I might try these smaller, on cards. Change the background colors to blues and you could have a really cool winer scene for christmas cards.

6 comments:

Lisa Anne said...

Those are incredible! The watercolor paper you are using looks really nice, I just bought a big package of paper and I am not happy with the quality at all:( Hope to see you Sunday!

Anne said...

It looks like a lot of fun.:)

Dawn said...

Those are so pretty. Thank you for sharing this.

Cyntheeii said...

Oh Jullie! Those are beautiful!!! LOVE THEM! I want to try them. That's what you can get me for Christmas a bottle of India ink. ;)

How was the festival? I'm waiting for info... :) -Cynthia

Teaching Handwork said...

I am sooooo doing this with my 7th grade! and my kids

Gail said...

They look beautiful. I like the colors you used for your backgrounds as well. Good show! Thanks for letting me know you gave it a try as that is the best encouragement I could recieve. I'll have to spend some time checking out your blog. I have always been enthralled with the waldorf small dolls. My daughter and I are always making up some new ones for the nature table.