A few weeks ago, I purchased a cheap watercolor set. You know, the ones your kindergarten teacher would whip out when he/she had a project for the class to paint. It was supposed to be for the kids I work with, but one afternoon, out of boredom, I decided to play around with it myself.
After painting several rainbow blobs, and changing the water a few times, I found myself making greeting cards.
WHAT I USED: a few sheets of printer paper (8"x11"), a watercolor set (I got mine at Target for $2-$3), water, a paper towel, and a pen.
And, instead of directions (since they are so straightforward), here are some tips:
-You can virtually make a card of any size, but the best size I found could be created by folding a piece of printer paper into 4. The extra layer of paper hides any paint that may have bled through.
-Speaking of paint bleeding, if you do decide to make a smaller-sized card, be sure to paint your picture when the paper is completely unfolded. This will prevent any transfer that may occur between layers.
-The less water you use, the darker the paint will be. Don't be afraid to play around with different amounts of water to create different gradients.
-Mix colors that are in the same temperature family together to create a pretty effect.