the other day, N and i set out to play with one of our favorite art media — liquid watercolors. recently there was a $1 per bottle sale on these at discount school supply (regularly $2.99, but they offer discounts all the time,) so we stocked up at a buck each! i just loooove how vibrant and translucent liquid watercolors can be!
i just put out four colors this time: magenta, turquoise, yellow, and purple. (the first three are a variation on primary colors that i just heart, and they mix to create beautiful combos! purple wasn’t even necessary, but it’s N’s favorite, soooo….)
free art play! these are the afternoons i live for. we did tons of experimenting with techniques — such as white crayon resist:
wet on wet watercoloring (saturate your paper first with water, then paint or drop colors onto it and watch them spread like magic):
sprinkling salt onto the painted page and watching the paint gather toward the crystals to create a stippled effect:
then we did N’s favorite method – squirted elmer’s glue onto the page, covered it with salt, and watched the paint get soaked up by the lines and blend into rainbowy goodness:
we played quite a bit. we even busted out the shaving cream at the end and did some paper marbling with the remaining paint in the jars. (because i hate to waste gorgeous paint and just have to use it up!) we did this over two years ago on the blog when N was just a wee thing, so check out that post for the technique. it’s amazingly beautiful and fun!
this day yielded so many lovely creations!
it was such a colorful afternoon with my sweet girlie and our favorite paints.
we felt like the color kittens! (do you know that old golden book? it’s classic!)