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Watercolor Art Projects for Kids

Kolbie Blume, Artist

Watercolor Art Projects for Kids

Kolbie Blume, Artist

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10 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. intro

    • 2. materials

    • 3. techniques

    • 4. color + shapes

    • 5. mini rainbows

    • 6. big rainbow

    • 7. watercolor + salt

    • 8. tape prep for final project (hyperlapse)

    • 9. final project

    • 10. recap

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Looking for some fun watercolor projects for kids? Look no further! In this class, paint along with me as I use kid-friendly materials and easy techniques to paint super fun art projects the whole family will enjoy! 

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Kolbie Blume




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I'm a full-time artist, writer, and online educator -- but up until a few years ago, I was working a 9-5 desk job and thought my artistic ability maxed out at poorly-drawn stick figures. 

In my early 20s, I stumbled on mesmerizing Instagram videos with luminous watercolor paintings and flourishing calligraphy pieces, and my mindset slowly shifted from "I wish" to "Why not?"

-- and the rest is history! ... See full profile

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1. intro: Hi. My name is cold and this class is all about having fun with water color. Throughout the lessons in this class, we're going to talk about the colors of the rainbow. How to use basic watercolor techniques to make really fun shapes and patterns and textures . We're even gonna make a giant rainbow just like this. If any of that seems fun for you, then I would love for you to keep watching. 2. materials: okay, before we get started, let's take a look at the materials that I'm going to be using today in this class. First, I always use when I am painting with water color watercolor paper. This is student grade watercolor paper, so it's a little less expensive and perfect for practicing and for creating some really fun projects. So one thing to note with watercolor paper is I always use £140 watercolor paper £140. Ah, watercolor paper just means that when there's a whole ream of this meaning 500 sheets put together, then it weighs £140. So just to compare typically copy paper is something is considerably less like £12 or £32 or something like that. So watercolor paper is much heavier and thicker than coffee paper, and that's why it's a lot better for these projects. Um, I also like to use cold press watercolor paper, which just means there's a little bit of texture to it. So this is Skansen brand, uh, excel. You can pick this up at basically any craft store or WalMart, or if you're watching this during Cove in 19 and can't go to any of those stores. Amazon or a lot of other online shops will also have this paper next I Any paintbrush really will dio I'm using this royal in lane nickel eso just like a really basic round shape watercolor paint brush its size 10. So I like to have a bigger size when I'm doing what on what, uh, watercolor activities like we're doing today. But any paintbrush that you have on hand will do, And I have some, you know, just one of these pretty inexpensive but still fun water color palettes that maybe you guys have at home to. I have other, more expensive paint, but especially because I'm making this class just for kids. I wanted to show you how to do these activities, using the paint that you probably have on hand. So this is Ah Casa paint set. And, um, it's really similar to like artist's loft or Creole or any of those paints that you might have on hand as well. And then I always have, ah, cup of water. Sometimes I have to to keep one cup clean and one cup for the dirty paint water And as you can see, I like to keep my water in a mug so that it doesn't tip over as easily. And then last but not least for some of the things we're gonna be practicing today. I like toe have masking tape so that I can tape down my paper and I will show you how to do that in one of the future videos and why it's useful. So gather all of your materials. It's OK if you don't have the materials that I have today. Oh, I forgot one thing for one of the activities today, we're going to be using salt. So I have just some table Salter and some salt masking tape, paper, um, paintbrush, paint water and then a paper towel to wipe off your paintbrush in between. That's what I'm using today. But please feel free to use whatever you have on hand, and I'm sure whatever you make is going to be beautiful. So without further ado, let's get started 3. techniques: Okay, so we've gathered all of our materials, and now I'm going to do a quick run down of two of watercolors, most basic techniques, and we're going to be using both of these techniques in these classes. Today, the first technique is called the wet on Dry technique, and that happens when you paint when you use watercolor, which is always wet because it's activated with water, right, its color that you get from adding water to pigment. Um, pigment is the material that makes something colorful. So when you take watercolor that is wet and paint on a dry surface like a piece of paper, and when you paint on a dry surface than the paint, um, basically stays wherever your paintbrushes and um, it's that's important to remember when we practice the next technique, which is called the wet on wet technique. But I'm going to get there in a minute, so the wet on dry technique when you paint on a dry paper is really helpful for when you want to create specific shapes and details because you know that the paint is on Lee going to go wherever your paintbrush leads it. Okay, now, contrast that with the wet on wet technique, which is what happens when you paint on a wet surface so you can. Mostly. When I paint with watercolor, I paint on paper and so you can get your paper wet with either water or with paint. It doesn't matter which one. It just has to be wet. And when you paint on a wet surface instead of these crisp lines to get specific shapes, what happens is the paint moves around on its own. And that's because watercolors activated by water, remember? So when there's water on your paper, your paint isn't stuck moving in this track, led by your paintbrush anymore. Your paint can move about wherever there's water, and the wet on wet technique is really fun to play with, to get fun color blends and to get really cool textures. And I think the wet on wet technique is mostly what makes water what helps watercolor stand out from any of the other different kinds of painting that you can dio. So we're going to practice both of these techniques in our projects today. They're both very important and also really fun. Um, so if you want to go ahead and practice some of those, and then we will move on to our next project, 4. color + shapes: okay, now that we have practiced some basic watercolor techniques, which once again are the wet on dry technique where the paper is dry so we can make definite and defined shapes like some lines or heart and the wet on wet technique, which is when the paper is wet So the paint kind of blooms outward and blends together. Let's put both of those techniques into practice for this project. We're going to paint a bunch of hearts that are going to connect and blend into each other just like this, and to paint this project, we need to use both the wet on dry technique and the wet on wet technique. We need the went on dry technique to paint the hearts so that they stay in a heart shape. But then, using the wet on wet technique we're going to just while the hearts are still wet, the next heart will just barely touch the first heart so that the colors bloom and blend together and mixed thes colors right on the paper. So let's get started. The first thing to do is to make sure that the colors you are using our pretty wet, so I'm just going to use my big paintbrush and drop some water on the colors I'm going to use. And I'm gonna use pinks and purples and blues because I know that those three colors all mixed together really well. So I'm gonna look for all of the pinks and purples and blues on my palate and get them wet . Now that I have my pinks and purples and blues pretty wet, I'm going to start painting my heart's So I'm going to start with this purple this light purple color and paint a heart right in the corner of my paper doesn't have to be a fancy heart, just a heart. And this is wet on dry first. So the paper is dry when I start painting. That's how I know that my shape is going to stay in the heart that I'm making with my paintbrush, because the paint can't go outside of the boundary that my paintbrushes making with the water because it's dry. But in order to make the color blend really well with the next heart that I make, I want to make sure that my heart is still pretty wet. And one way to tell that your heart or whatever your painting is still pretty with is to tilt your head or tilt the paper and see if you can get some light to reflect off of it. If you can get light to reflect off of whatever you're painting, that means it's still wet. So I got some white to reflect off of it. So I know that it's still wet, which is perfect. And now I'm going to take some of this pink over here and I'm because I don't really want to make straight lines. I'm going to go just below this heart and I'm gonna make like, a skinnier, longer heart. But then under is gonna barely touch the sight of this heart into the heart that I just made. And because this heart was wet and because the heart that I'm making right now is wet because watercolor is activated by water, right? Then the pink and the purple are going to blend together and let me show you that right up close. So the pink and the purple are blending together, and I can barely bring some of the purple into this pink over here, and I could do the same with the pink with my paintbrush and kind of encouraged the blends toe happen, but it would also happen on its own, naturally. So that's the wet on wet technique when we use the fact that both of these hearts are wet and if I touch them together than the paint is going to go back and forth between these two wet spaces. So before we start painting on, I wanna once again just make sure my pink art is still wet. And if it's not or if it's only a little bit what that might mean, adding samore pink paint to my heart to make sure it stays wet. Ah, one thing to note here is I don't want it to be too wet. I don't want there to be any puddles on my paper. If I can see like visible puddles, then the pat means the paint isn't really sticking to the paper. It's just going to stick on top of the water, so I don't want puddles. I don't want it to be too wet, but it does need to be wet enough that it stays wet while I keep painting these hearts. So now I'm going to take some blue and stain toe heart where the bottom of this heart is just going to touch the side of that pink heart. And the wet on wet technique is what allows the pink paint to blend into the blue paint right here. See how the colors are blending together pretty neat. One thing that I like to do to is to take some of the color like I mentioned before, and just kind of manually put it in another color and watch as it blends together right on top of this blue heart. And because I put pink on blue instead of staying pink, some of it actually turned purple. That's because pink and blue together make kind of a pinkish purple color. And because of the wet on wet technique, both of these colors are activated and ready for blending. So I That means I can blend right on top of this heart without having to blend separately in different palette. Pretty fun. I love watercolor. That's one of the reasons I love watercolor because you can make some cool blends right on top of the paper. Okay, so I'm going to keep painting with my different shades of blue and pink and purple, and the key likely practiced is just to make sure that the hearts that you are gonna touch together are both of them are wet because that is what allows the wet on wet technique to happen. Both of the hearts have to be wet. And as you're painting, I would also encourage you to have fun with the different heart shapes that you're making. They can be small or they could be big. They can be skinny or they could be fat. They could be like, perfectly symmetrical. Or they can be kind of wonky and silly, like I'm going to make one side of my heart really small and then another side kind of big over here you can. Also, instead of painting the heart one color right off the bat, you can start painting with one color, so I'm gonna paint, start this heart purple, and then wash off your paintbrush and finish the heart with a different color On the wet on wet technique will allow those two colors to blend together. So that's another way to blend colors together instead of this heart over here where we started with a completely blue heart and then took some pink paint and just tapped it inside the wet heart. This time we just did to have swung half purple, 1/2 pink, and then you just keep going until you're done for this heart instead of filling it in. I'm just going to do an outline of the heart, and that's just odd. Some different variety and texture. Painting and art, I think, is especially fun when you have loss of different kinds of something. So if you're going to do something with Onley hearts than make sure they're all different kinds of hearts so that they're more enjoyable toe look at. So I'm gonna do like this really skinny sideways heart right here. Appear I did another outline, and I know that as long as I keep using pink and purple and blue, it doesn't matter which color I choose. All of them are going to blend together. Really. Whoa. That's because pink and purple and blue are next to each other on the color wheel, which in a very technical term means that they're called analogous colors, and that just means that they're used from a lot of the same different base colors, and so when you put them together, you're not going to get any like brown or muddy mixes. They're gonna blend really well. And that's what I would suggest for pieces like this, especially if you're just beginning so that you don't accidentally paint. Put two colors together. That might not look so great, but you should definitely experiment. And even if you you have a mix of colors that aren't exactly what you want, it that's OK. That just means that you've learned, though I'm just painting doing a mix of small hearts and big hearts and outline hearts with all of my different colors. I think maybe up here I'm going to do another heart. That is a mix of two colors, and I'm just going to do a couple more hearts down here. Maybe just one more of this bright pink color down here. There there's my page full of hearts, and I painted this page full of hearts by painting a bunch of different kinds of hearts, using the wet on wet technique and the wet on dry technique. The wet on wet technique is what helps the paint, move in between all of these hearts and make these really cool colored ones on the wet on dry technique is what allowed the hearts to keep their shape on the dry paper. So this this kind of project, where I paint a bunch of different shapes that touch each other are, is one of my favorite kinds of watercolor projects, because it's so fun to just watch the paint blend and mix together, and you can get some really cool patterns and now on to the next project. 5. mini rainbows: welcome to Project number two for this project. We're going to make a bunch of rain bows similar to how we practiced in Project number one , where we had some wet on dry shapes. And then we had them touching so that some of the colors blended together. That's exactly how we're going to make thes a bunt a page full of rain bows. So first, before we start our rainbows, it's important to know the colors of the rainbow. And an easy way to remember the colors of the rainbow is to think of this kind of made up word. It's called Roy. It starts with our and then goes on to Oh oh R for read O for Orange Roy. So after R and O is why why for yellow Roy And then remember g g is for green Roy G. Then the next silly kind of made up word is bib So Div be ivy starts with blue blue for be Theun is next. Is I it? I stands for indigo, which can kind of be like a darker blue or kind of like a blue purple and then v for Violet . So Roy G. Biff make up the colors of the rainbow and for our rain bows, we're just gonna do three layer rain bows. You can do all seven layers if you want, but for our page full of rainbows, we're just going to do three layer rain bows that use colors are next to each other. So remember how we talked about last time, how pink, purple and blue are next to each other on the color wheel. This is kind of like a linear, so meaning in a line, all of the colors on the color wheel except they're in a line except in they're in a line and not on a wheel. So colors up next are next to each other. Could be like violet, red and orange. Those are next to each other or orange, yellow and green or green, blue and indigo or yellow, green and blue or yellow, orange and red. So we're gonna take different combinations of those colors and put them together. So I'm going to start just kind of going in a line, Um, so let's start with red, orange, yellow. So first I'm gonna put read as the inside rainbow, so I'm just going to make a like an upside down U shape or an arch. So I'm gonna start with red and then pick up orange and I'm carefully. I'm carefully going to paint just around the arch. And I want some parts of my second arts to touch, but not all of them. So I want to be careful. Toe have some parts of this orange arch that are by itself and other parts that are touching the red so that I, these two colors Kenbrell together and then to finish this rainbow, this just kind of three color short rainbow. I'm gonna do the same thing with yellow, except the yellow arch is gonna be on top on a little bigger. But some parts of the yellow arch are going to touch the orange, and some parts aren't so. I want to be really careful about that and touch some parts intentionally and leave others by themselves. And there's our little rain. Ah, mini rainbow. So now I'm going to do that with lots of different colors and lots of different color combinations. Maybe. Let's try. Um, if we're going down in this line now, let's try orange, yellow and green. So I'm gonna start with orange down here as the inside rainbow, the inside arch. And then I'm going to do yellow as the middle arch and make sure that the yellow is touching in some places and not in every place, so that there's still some space in between. And then I'm going to do Green as the outside arch and I'm gonna have that one like touch at the bottom and a little bit at the top right there. And that is my next rainbow color, My next rainbow mitt. Little Mini rainbow. So I started with red on this one and orange on this one. So now I'm going to start with yellow and do yellow for the inside arch. It doesn't only matter where on the page you put these rain bows. Some do yellow on the inside green as the middle and then blue as the outside are have it just barely touching in some places. OK, so that's our 3rd 1 we had read, starting with red, red, orange, yellow and then we started with orange, orange, yellow green. And then we started with yellow, yellow, green, blue. And now let's start with green to do green blue into go. So I'm going to start with green as my middle And then I'm going to do blue Not green is my middle green is my ah, first arch and then blue as my second arch And now in to go, which is like a darker blue as my outside arch And I even had this indigo arch touching the other rainbow which I knew was okay because blue and indigo blend together Really Well, okay, So now let's try starting with blue and we'll do that one over here. And if you will do that one a little bigger because a lot of these rain bows are pretty small, and that's okay, too. But I like to mix up sizes because I think that makes art Superfund. So I'm gonna start with this blue arch, and then I'm going to make an indigo one where it just touches the side of that blue arch, and then I'm gonna take my violet arch and also noticed how my archers air kind of like sideways. In some places, they're not very even in other places. And that's pretty much exactly how I like it. So I wouldn't worry too much about that. Now I'm going to start with Indigo. And this is where it could get tricky because indigo Violet, what do you do after that? You start back over and go to read. So this next one is going to start with Indigo and then Violet, and then red is gonna be the top arch. So I'm going to do an end to go middle. And then Violet, I keep saying middle because I think of it is like in the middle of everything. But really, it's just the 1st march. So an end to go First arch and then a violet second arch. And now I'm gonna do a red outside arch. There you go. Okay. So I did Indigo, Violet red. And now I want Violet to be the middle arch, and this is going to be my last one. So it's gonna go violet red, and then orange is gonna be the outside arch. I think I'm gonna put that one right here. So Violet is the middle. The 1st 1 and then read is the next one. And then orange is the outside arch there. And now we've made seven little, many rain bows that all have each of the colors as the middle, each of the colors as each of the colors as the first arch, each of the colors as the second arch and each of the colors as the outside arch. And if you want to make a big rainbow, I'm gonna show that as a quick video in the next lesson. 6. big rainbow: Okay, Friends, let's make a big watercolor rain when I like to make rain bows. I like toe have all the colors in front of me, so I know what order I'm going to go in. And this is just a quick little trick to remember the colors of the rainbow Roy G. Biv. So start with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. And if you stick with this order than all of the colors will blend with the colors that they blend with the best. One more note. When I paint rainbows with all seven colors, I like to use a big piece of paper just so I don't run out of room. So this is, Ah, a nine inch by 12 inch piece of paper that I got from a watercolor pad, and I would recommend having a bigger piece. Just so you're not, you know, trying to squeeze tiny little lines on the outside. First things first, let's get the colors we're gonna use wet on our water color palette so that they're already by the time we want to use them. So here's red, and then for orange. I'm going to use this lighter orange over here, so I'm just picking up some water with my paintbrush in my water cup. That's off to the side. You can't see it and dropping some drops of water on the colors I want to use so that they're nice and activated by the time I get to them. So I've done red, orange, yellow, green, blue in to go, which is just like a darker blue and violet, which is purple. Okay, so I'm going to start with the inside arch. Rain bows are in an arch, which is kind of like an upside down U and I'm going to start with red, so just kind of in the middle. But towards the bottom of my paper, I'm gonna paint an arch in nice, watery watercolor in order to get the colors to blend together using the wet on wet technique. We want each arch that we paint to be pretty watery. So I started with red just like this. My reference up here. Really? Gee, bib. I started with red, and now I'm gonna go to orange, make sure I have some nice, watery orange watercolor, and then I'm gonna paint another arch and just in some places, but not in all. I'm gonna have this arch touch the 1st 1 so that some of the places in the second the orange arch are by themselves. It's just orange, and you can see the space between the red and the orange. But other places, the red and the orange are blending together, and then you can even add paint afterward to make sure you get some really cool color blends so that I'm gonna wash off my paintbrush and get my yellow watercolor because yellow is next. And with my yellow watercolor, I'm gonna do the same thing. Paint a yellow arch that's touching just barely in some places, but not in others Trying to get master. This wet on wet method of barely touching one shape in some places but not others, is a really fun way to get better control of your paintbrush and better experience watching colors blend together, but it can be tricky. So if you need to practice, that's exactly what this video is for. It might even be helpful for you to decide before you start painting where you think you want to touch your arch to the one beneath it. So I think I want to try touching my green arch right here in this corner and on the side right here when I start painting. So that means when I start painting over here, I know that I want to keep this side of my arch separate from the yellow on to I hit the yellow up here in this top corner, and then I'm just going to move my paintbrush just a little bit and dip it just a little bit inside the yellow. And then I'm gonna keep painting around and getting more watery paint because the watery paint is what makes this the wet on wet technique. And then just a xai reached the bottom. I'm gonna touch that arch with the yellow one. So beforehand I decided I wanted the yellow arch to touch the green one in this corner and down here. And so I made sure Teoh make my arch touch the yellow arch in those places just by, like, tapping or moving my paintbrush just slightly. And if moving your paintbrush dressed slightly, makes your arch a little wobbly, that's okay. Your arch can be wobbly, but if you really prefer your arch to be a little, have a little more shape like I did. You can just add more paint onto it afterward to make it a little more arch like. And now, before we move on, I'm just gonna take a little bit more of this yellow and tap it along. Where? There. It's supposed to be blended with the green so I can do some manual blending here just to have a little bit more of that color intruding on the green, because I think it looks cool. Okay, so we've done four out of seven colors. That means we have three left. We did read red, orange, yellow and green. And now we need blue Indigo and Violet. So blue is up. Next, I got this light blue already wet for exactly this occasion. And so I'm going to make sure I have a lot of pigment on my paintbrush by mixing in the water with the paint. Oh, a fair amount before I start painting. That's what I'm doing. Over here is my paintbrushes, mixing the paint even more in the water so that the paint that's on my paintbrush is nice and colorful. Instead of just water. So now I'm going to start my arch. On this time, I'm gonna touch it right here. Maybe in three places right here, right here and right here. So I wanted to just barely touch right here, so I just barely touched my paintbrush. And then I move it back to where I want it, and you can do your arch in multiple stages. You don't necessarily have to. It be one big stroke. You can do a little bit of the time. Sometimes doing things a little bit at a time is what helps me get them right. So now I did. I touched the blue to the green right here at the bottom, over here and then at the top, kind of in the middle. And now I'm going to touch it just to the side like that. And I'm just going to add some more blue watery paint and extend the arch Just so it's a bigas. I really wanted to be there. That looks pretty good. So now we have indigo and Violet left so into go is this dark blue And I think I'm going tohave it touch right here in this corner and in this corner right there. So I'm gonna start down here down in the bottom and doing it in a few different strokes. And then right when I get to where I want, I just kind of dive my paintbrush down. I'll show you that again, Just kind of dive my paintbrush down, go down and then back up where my arches And then I'm going to do that one more time down and then back up to where my arches And then if I want to even that out So it doesn't look quite so wonky. Then I can do that. And so the rest of this layer is just spent making sure to get this arch where I want it smoothing it out with my paintbrush. And then I'm gonna do the same thing that we did in some of the other ones where I just kind of manually blend in this blue right here. Our last arch is violet, so I'm gonna make sure I have some watery but also very pigment e paint by mixing my paintbrush in where I put the water on the paint before I just want to mix the water in with the paint so that the paint comes up with the water and starting on this side. It's a good thing I chose this big paper cause I'm running out of room starting on this side. I think I'm gonna do three places where the violets gonna touch. It's gonna touch right here about and then maybe, like, kind of toward the top over here and then on the side right here. And maybe if my brush decides to do more, we'll see where where it goes. Okay, so I touched by diving down and then up with my paintbrush, right there may be actually, I'm going to do for so one down and then back up to And then before I move on, I'm just gonna smooth out that arch. So that doesn't look quite as wonky where I went down and then back up 12 and then I'm going to go all the way across down and back up over here, smoothing it out and getting a little bit closer to the end to go layer, and then I'm gonna have it touch in one more place right here, down and then back up. So no, I am having. I have my last arch touching in all the places I want. And so I'm just going to smooth it out and just make sure that all the places that I want to be touching are they look good and grab a little bit of indigo and just kind of push it into the violet layer so that I can see this blend. And then even I might be able to push some of the violet into the indigo Over here. I'm just gonna push some of this violet into the indigo so that it blends both ways. And there you have it. Here is a fun watercolor wet on wet rainbow using all seven colors of the rainbow. Really? Jeep if and using one of these fun little, multicolor, inexpensive watercolor sets that you can pick up at most craft stores 7. watercolor + salt: Okay, We're going to do one last practice project before we move on to our big final project for this class. For this practice project, we're going to use salt to make different textures in our watercolor. I have just some regular old table salt right here that we're going to use. So the first thing we're going to do is get our paper wet with water. Next, we're going to add some color. So I brought my Roy G biv reference over here, just so you can pick colors that you know will blend well together. So for this one, I think I'm gonna do green and blue and indigo as you place the colors. You don't have to play some in any particular way. Just kind of paints, um, strokes and put down the color. And because we know that all these colors blend well together, it doesn't matter where you put the colors or what colors they touch. All of them. Well, look pretty good. You won't ever get let brown muddy mess. Next, we're going to use salt to make different kinds of textures on our wet on wet watercolor page. But the thing you need to know about salt is when your paper is too wet. Salt doesn't really work very well. So if you see any puddles, just take a Q tip or a paper towel and mop up those puddles. And now take out your salt and just put a little bit of it between two fingers just like this, and then just rub your two fingers together and put the salt on your paper. The results won't necessarily be instantaneous. You might have to wait a few minutes, so I would do this a few times, put some salt on your paper and then either sit and watch or go do something else like get a drink of water or a snack and come back in a few minutes and see what the salt has done to the water color. Okay, so now the paper is dry, and it's time to rub off the salts. I usually rub it off just and using circular motions with my hand, and here is the result. See all of the cool little white specks under the paint that happened because when the salts landed on top of the wet water color it acted is kind of like, a paint pusher or paint remover. And so it pushed the paint out of the way so that you can see the white of the paper underneath. Salt is such a fun way to add a fund texture to any watercolor piece, and I had fun exploring that with you in this lesson. 8. tape prep for final project (hyperlapse): way, way, way, way. 9. final project: okay for our final project, we're going to use the methods that we've practiced in this class to fill in block letters that spell out love. So you might only see L v and E right here on my set up. That's because the oh, we're gonna put in right here after we filled in the l V and E First up is l If you remember the first project that we did Waas doing a bunch of hearts that were barely touching each other, here's a project for your reference a bunch of hearts that were touching each other so that the colors all blended together. And we're going to do that same thing. But in the l so that when we take off the masking tape, um, it's gonna be some crisp, clear l that is made up of all these hearts. So for our final prop for our project, before I did pinks and blues and purples. But this time I think I'm gonna dio pinks and yellows and oranges. So here is my first heart, and I'm just going to go right up against the masking tape, make sure that your paints watery and that when you paint your hearts together, you try to just barely touch one heart to the next so that you can encourage some of that fun blending that we practice as you're painting these hearts. Remember that we're trying to make the letter l and so we want to fill in as much of this area. That is, that is, inside the masking tape is possible. And especially, we want our hearts to touch the edge of the masking tape so that when we remove the tape, then we have those crisp lines and the color that will help make up this cool, heart filled l Okay , now that we've finished our l let's move on to the second thing that we did, which was a bunch of little mini rain bows. So I think that I'm going to put the rain bows in this e over here. So let's pull out our color reference guide, Roy G. Biv on start painting the rain bows in sections. So maybe because I went left to right last time, I'm going to go right to left this time. So I'm going to start with Violet. So my first rainbow I'm gonna put right here and I'm gonna have this The first arch be this violet color Wash off my paintbrush, pick up some indigo and have into go be the second arch and have it just barely touch the violin Arch in some places And then the last color will be blue for the outside arch The biggest arch on this little mini rainbow Have this blue touch in some places and not in others And so we started with Violet Now let's go into go And I'm going to keep making these rain bows of different sizes all the way All to cover up this whole e starting with each one as I go down the line So this one started with Violet. Next I'm going to start with indigo and then blue and then green and then yellow and in orange and then red. - Okay , so I have all of my rain bows, but there's still a little bit more white space. So I'm gonna take each one of the colors and just make some little marks coming outside of the edges just to make sure that I have filled in enough edges so that when we take off the tape it's going to look super cool. So I'm just doing some random marks on the edge of the tape to fill in some white space. Okay, and now let's do the salt. Four RV. So first things first. Let's paint. The inside of the V was some wet on wet colors. I think my color blend. I'm going to dio orange and yellow. So I'm going to start with some water and I'm gonna make sure that all of my all of the water is covering the paper inside the masking tape. And now I'm going to get my orange and yellow and just paint inside of the masking tape, just like we did in the practice video for salt. - Okay , I used a Q tip to mop up any places that looked like it might be too wet. And now I'm gonna take my salt and take a few of it in between my fingers and Sprinkle it right on top of the let watercolor. Okay, now that it's dry, first we're going to rub off the salt from the V. So some tips for taking off the tape make sure to look for pieces of tape that are on top first. So on top meaning there. It doesn't look like there's any pieces of tape that might be like covering them up. But then just take your tape at an angle slowly. Sometimes the paper might rip up, and that's okay. That happens. - Okay , so we have all the tape off and these letters look pretty cool. If I do say so myself to finish off this piece, we're just going to take our big brush and make a circle of water and just add some paint onto it. Classic wet on wet style. So you don't even have to make it into a no. I kind of like the design of it just being a completely filled in and start a circle. Actually, it's an oval, so it's kind of a small oval that's gonna arrest on top of this L And then I'm gonna add some colors Really G bib style. So I'm going to start with red. Just a the top I'm gonna start was red and then add some orange and then I'm gonna add some yellow, and then I'm gonna add a green and now blue and then in to go and last but not least Violet. And there you have it. I love using all of the different cool watercolor techniques that we learned in this class . Thank you so much for joining me. I had so much fun coming up with all these techniques for you. And I hope you had a fun time. 10. recap: thank you so much for joining me for my fun with watercolor class today if you went through all of the lessons we created wet on wet heart piece, where we blended a few different colors together. Some rain bows using all the different colors in the Rainbow Way, played with salt to see what kind of fun texture. Salt gives watercolor a giant rainbow using all of the colors of the rainbow. And then we put all of them together to make fun water color patterns inside the word love . I had so much fun with you today, and I hope that you had fun, too. I have even more watercolor classes on skill share, even one another one for kids. That one's called watercolor for kids Galaxies and I have a bunch of tutorials on YouTube if painting with me waas fun for you. So thank you so much for joining me and I'll see you next