Watercolor Resist Valentine's Cards

watercolor valentines cards

Last week my son and I experimented with watercolors and crayons to make some crayon resist Valentine's Cards!  They may look a bit amateur- ish, but they were fun to make!  Plus, nothing beats a home made Valentine's card :)

Here's a simple tutorial I put together for you:


Materials:
white card stock or watercolor paper
white crayon
watercolor paints
paint brush

Step 1:  Draw a design or write a Valentine's message on the front of a folded piece of white card stock or watercolor paper.  This is kinda hard to do because you can't see very well what you are drawing or writing.



Step 2: Load up some watercolor paints on a paintbrush and paint over the area you just drew on with with crayon to see your design come to life!

watercolor valentines cards

Step 3:  Let the paint dry and add any other embellishments you like.

watercolor valentines cards
watercolor valentines cards
watercolor valentines cards



12 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea...I hope I remember to do it with my kids when we sit down to make Valentine cards for their friends! I pinned it with the hopes that pinning it will help me remember. I love them! :-) Jessica

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  2. OOh they look great! I also remember as a kid colouring a page then painting over it in black paint and scraping back for a great effect.

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  3. Cool! I made "mystery valentines" like that for Spencer last year. I did the writing and he got to paint them to find the mystery message. He thought it was cool. I love your idea of using them for cards though.

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  4. My boys would really enjoy doing this! Cute robots- ours would look more like scribbles, but it would be fun nonetheless- thanks for a fun idea!

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  5. What a fun project for the kids! I'll be pinning this!

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  6. I LOVE this!! I'll be making these with my kids. Thanks!

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  7. I love these. Any kid would love painting their own valentines.I featured them on my blog today http://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2013/01/12-sweet-handmade-valentines.html Come on over and check it out and grab a button if you like!

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  8. I super love these! There's just something about watercolor that is so beautiful. :) What a great idea; I'll be doing it sometime with the kiddos for sure. :)
    Jaime

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  9. I featured this awesome tutorial on our blog post here - Valentine's Day Crafts.

    Thank you! :)

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  10. So easy and cute! A sure fun and perfect for kids! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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