by Jill Pearson
Are you looking for a cute and easy 4th of July project to celebrate our nation’s freedom? I’ve got a watercolor project that is fun and requires minimal supplies. This can be displayed as a holiday decoration, or sized for a card or postcard to send a loved one. Kids love this process!
Here is what you need:
one piece of watercolor paper, any size (mine is 6×9 in)
watercolors, any brand with a brush (I use a large round brush)
piece of painter’s tape
First, place a strip of removable painter’s tape across the middle as a mask.
Load up a bunch of red and blue paint along the top of the tape
Tip the paper slightly and use a straw to blow on the wet edges of the paint. Put a “t” sound in front of your puff, like you’re spitting, to get the splattery bursts of paint.
Repeat the process on the other side of the tape. Tap the paint-filled brush on your finger above the painting to get extra drips and splatters.
Once the paint it thoroughly dry, slowly remove the tape and write a word, phrase, or message in the masked area.
Jill Pearson is co-editor of The Stir, wife to Dave, and mom to three young adults who have flown the nest but are easily lured back with an offer of dinner. She owns and operates Riverwood Studio, an art education business, and finds creative ways to serve at Calvary.