Friday, September 2, 2011

Abstract Watercolor Flowers: Kid Craft


On Pinterest, I kept seeing pictures of this wonderful craft and we decided to take a crack at it. HERE are the directions from Bloesem Kids, all you do is wet watercolor paper, drop on watercolor paint, watch it spread, let it dry and then define the flowers with india ink, applied with a skewer.

Since two of my kids are art-phobic, I thought it would be a good low-stress project.

It was a huge success and Brayden, my artist, spent days making gardens of flowers.





And here's some of the results:

(Trenton)

(Avery)

(Brayden)

(Nicole)

I think this one might be fun to cut up into ATCs or strips to embellish AJ pages. I love using my own colorful attempts as embellishments or backgrounds.

For more inspiration, you can check out these beautiful samples by Bella Dia - she's a painter and her work is breathtaking.

Linked up with:
Whipperberry
Tatertots and Jello
SmileMonsters

7 comments:

Peggy said...

This looks like fun for adults, too!

Mel R said...

Those are beautiful!

Karen Compton said...

Wow, those are beautiful!

Valerie Johnson said...

Love your work...love your blog!

Lori said...

Those are awesome! I really like them. We may have to try this.

Lori @ http://la-lashomedaycare.blogspot.com/

www.StarHughes.com said...

Those are gorgeous!!!! So creative! I loveee that idea. I'll have to try it out myself!

Janis Cox said...

These are lovely. Your kids did a wonderful job.
Blessings,
Janis www.janiscox.com