This pretty watercolor technique is perfect for the spring or summer.
In our house, we love to work with watercolors. We like to make our own because we go through them so quickly. We have made solid watercolors, which we love to use, but most of all, we just water down acrylic paints or mix food coloring with water. It just so happens that we did both of these things this past week and had quite a bit of both leftover to create these gorgeous watercolor dipped flowers.
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I had two aluminum trays filled with watercolors in all of the colors of the rainbow and they were just dying to get used.
We are anxiously awaiting the spring in our home, so a lovely flower art project seemed like the perfect way to use up some of our pretty colors.
As with almost all of our watercolor projects, we needed a piece of watercolor paper.
Watercolor Dipped Flowers
First, we cut oval, tear drop and circle shapes out of the paper to form our flower petals. We dipped each petal into the paints, dipping from one color to the next. Some times we dipped the full petal and then other times we just dipped the edges.
My daughter and I made several sets of petals. The colors did get a little muddy looking after a while, but the colors still looked clean on the paper when dipped.
We laid the wet paper petals on a piece of wax paper to dry. We loved seeing how each color combination would turn out. The results were beautiful.
Once the petals dried, we used a glue stick to glue them onto a piece of paper.
Lastly, we drew in the stem and petals with magic markers to finish off our project.
Here are some of our lovely creations.
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