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Project Pinterest: DIY Watercolor Sailboats

Another watercolor project!  I’m not sure what sparked my interest in watercolors lately, but I have a set that I’ve never used before and thought it’d be something fun to learn a bit about.  Like I’ve said before, I regularly pin lots of ideas from the Art Projects for Kids blog, so that’s exactly where I started hunting.  I love her art projects because they’re extremely simple but also yield beautiful results!

I really loved the watercolor flower garden, so I looked for something similar.  Here’s the pin that I chose for my second watercolor project:

source
source

You know I have a thing for sailboats and all things nautical – I couldn’t resist!

DIY Watercolor Sailboats

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

Time: 30 min-1 hour, and then several hours to dry

Cost: $10-15 if you buy everything new

Supplies:

  • water color set
  • paint brush
  • watercolor paper
  • black permanent market
  • white crayon
  • glass of water
  • newspaper/paper towels to protect your workspace

Instructions:

Go to the source for the tutorial… once again, the description is short and sweet because it’s pretty simple!  (Side note: my watercolor set didn’t come with a regular brush for some reason, so I used a foarm brush that I had on hand.)  Here are a few progress pics:

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

Basically: draw a simple outline of a boat with a black marker (or do it in pencil first and then trace with the marker).  Add a horizon and trees.  Use a white crayon to add details in the water like a reflection under the boat and waves.  Paint with watercolors.  Let dry.  Ta da!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Watercolor Sailboats

I love simple projects like this – they don’t take a ton of time but doing it takes an entirely different kind of focus which feels so refreshing.  I’m definitely looking for more ideas like this one to keep using my watercolors!

Once again… three cheers for Pinterest!

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