Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

This weekend I was inspired by one particular of the prompts in our February Creativity Job manual, appropriately named Friendship and centered all around adore, kindness, and connection. The prompt is a straightforward invitation with watercolors and pastels, and the options are infinite.

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

These hearts are channeling a minor Jim Dine, who explored relationships of color, texture and composition via the heart condition.

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

Materials for Watercolor and Pastel Valentines:

~ Watercolor paper (I stock 90lb 18 X 24 paper that I can cut down when wanted)

~ Pencil

~ Watercolors (any sort will function, I made use of acryla-guache paints that are in tubes but you can use standard palette watercolors)

~ Paint brush and glass of water

~ Chalk pastels

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

How to make Watercolor and Pastel Valentines:

1. Slash your paper down if you will need to. I had large sheets that I measured out and tore utilizing a massive ruler. My final sizing is about 4 X 5 inches.

2. Sketch a heart on every card with a pencil.

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

3. Paint your hearts. I performed all-around with employing hues in the same loved ones (blue/environmentally friendly, pink/pink, red/orang) and also contrasting hues (yellow/purple, purple/green).

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

4. When they are dry (you may possibly have to have to bend them to flatten, they can curl when drying) use chalk pastels on prime to emphasize and brighten parts of the heart and background. I favored utilizing highlights and then darker shades to make the hearts truly feel 3-dimentional.

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

Make homemade Valentines with watercolors and chalk pastels.

This watercolor + chalk pastel thought can be even additional open up-ended for young youngsters. Just set out even bigger paper with the watercolors and allow them paint whatever they select. Then carry out the chalk pastels when dry and let them investigate incorporating far more colour on leading.

xo Bar

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By arnia