The Elephant of Surprise

The Elephant of Surprise

July 8, 2013

Art for Non-Artists: Easy Doily Watercolor

 This is probably my favorite project in the series. The doily makes the watercolor design look so intricate, but the project is so easy to create. 
I've used this method for valentines, wrapping paper, cards . . . it's so easy to do, you'll want to do it over and over.


What you'll need:
-watercolors (again, any will do--basic crayolas, whatever)
-paintbrush
-watercolor paper, card stock or white butcher paper for wrapping
-doilies


Step 1: Place your doily somewhere on your paper as a stencil. Using as much color and water as you prefer, paint over the doily (using too much water will cause lots of bleeding and make the pattern hard to discern.)
Step 2: Place the unused side of the doily (or a new doily) on another part of the paper. 
Step 3: Repeat the process over and over!
You can leave white space or paint in between the doily designs. You can add a little writing to personalize it too.


Remember, you can't mess these up! Just give it a try. Fast and easy.



15 comments:

  1. Love this! Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

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  2. Awesome- where do you get the doilys? I was thinking I'll just print some with the silhouette - probably cheaper and easier?

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  3. This is SO cute Aimee! It is so beautiful and such a fun craft! Thanks for sharing!

    My readers would love this idea! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  4. Adorable! Love the idea of making them into cards!

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  5. Adorable! Love the idea of making them into cards!

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  6. Not sure if you got my message, but I wanted to let you know I was inspired by your invitation/card to make a cake. Thank you for the inspiration! See it on instagram @sweetcreationsbycandi

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  7. Not sure if you got my message, but I wanted to let you know I was inspired by your invitation/card to make a cake. Thank you for the inspiration! See it on instagram @sweetcreationsbycandi

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  8. Thank you for this amazing DIY it looks beautiful and sooo easy!

    Léa

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  9. Love it so much! Thanks for the lovely idea! I don't know what to do with my dolly!

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  10. Great idea and gorgeous results. Thqnk you.

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  11. Absolutely stunning, I have had this idea saved for ever on pinterest but I must give it a go. Would it work on ordinary printer paper? I a, planning to decorate some letters to my friends :)

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  12. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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