In high school, I received a set of watercolors, watercolor paper, and an instructional watercolor book as a gift. I was thrilled, but I never even opened the watercolors or put paint to the paper. I was afraid of wasting them, and I wanted to get better at painting before I used them. I pulled out that set of unopened watercolors a few weeks ago, and saw that the price tag was still attached. $6.99. I was afraid of “wasting”a cheap $7 set of watercolors!
Well, I’ve put them to use since then. Here’s one quick project I made yesterday, inspired by this easy artwork from A Beautiful Mess. It’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, plus you’ll have a personalized piece of artwork for your walls.
You will need:
- A small paintbrush
- Watercolor paper (you can use sketch book paper, but it will get all bubbled up)
- Lyrics or poetry
- Picture frame to