Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekend Art

E just had a birthday recently. She received so many great art kits. {FUN!} She also received some real art supplies {watercolor pencils, erasers, charcoal pencils,etc} and her own Art Bin to store them in. Too cute! So I gave the kids a little lesson in watercolor today ... they soon realized it is way harder than it looks.

This led to a great idea to make our own Handmade Watercolors Thank You Cards for the guests at E's party.
~I just cut small rectangles out of watercolor paper.
~E sketched little flower designs and colored them in with the watercolor pencils and a wet paintbrush.
~We mounted the designs on complimentary colors of cardstock {E just used one of her glue sticks} and then attached them to the front of our blank white cards that I had previously cut and scored.
~Inside the card, E wrote out her thank you notes to all her guests.
~Then she stamped a few designs inside. She also stamped the words Thanks on the front of the card.
~We even made sticker labels for the back of her handmade cards:

Again, we took a little rectangle of watercolor paper, she designed her label herself and then I scanned it in and printed them out on a sheet of sticker paper. So easy and just finishes off the look. I'll post a photo of one of her cards tomorrow!

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