Aren't these wonderful?
The idea started with a quilt. I think I should make more of them simply for the meditative state I find myself in while doing it. I'm still pondering how to solve world hunger and create world peace, but I have figured out how to watercolor on wood and that's something!
The quilt I've been making for my friend is finally finished. I wanted to wrap it up cute and thought one of our wooden mason jar lids would make a pretty tag. This thought coincided with a sale on watercolor paint at my local art store and ta-dah.... a tag was born.
It was so much fun, I decided to see what else I could do.
My favorite is the variegated look where one color bleeds into another. It's so pretty and so simple.
All you do is start with one color, then wash out and with a pretty wet brush add your second color right next to the first. The wetness of the brush will make them bleed together. Finish up by drying off the brush and adding more of the second paint color. You can do multiple color varietions, or just two, or even just one fading out to a really light tone.
If you want to get really crazy though, try this tie dye effect.
I wanted to create some watercolor splash effects on wood. But, alas, this doesn't really work because the wood grain draws the splashes out into stripes. Well, I decided to just call that a happy accident and went with it creating this tye die effect.
Now go, experiment, create. Life is too short not too!