Paper Rainbows One of my favorite parts about St. Patrick's Day is that it is associated with rainbows.
Rainbow Watercolor Background Hello friends! Today I am sharing with you my love of two things: Tombow Brush Pens and Rainbows. Put those two together and I am in a happy place and I am sure this project will make you smile as well.
If you are a beginner and just got your first set of Tombows this will be a fun project for you! But if you are a seasoned brush letterer, then use those frayed brush pens to watercolor with.
They are perfect for this technique. You need a good watercolor or mixed media paper that is thick and will tolerate all the water without buckling. Tombow Dual Brush Pens. A paintbrush, I love the Round 6 size. A stencil of any kind. You simply use the brush tip and scribble onto the paper.
But feel free to use colors of your choice and any color order. Step Two Now we simply paint with water. Just dip your paintbrush in water and then go over the marker scribblings. The color will react with the water and become spreadable and create a watercolor-like look.
A few tips to keep in mind for this technique: Paint with water almost right away or within 5 minutes at the max. Watercolor Tip While painting, work along with your stripes. Move your paintbrush in horizontal lines and let the water do the blending of colors.
The water between the stripes of color touch and meet to create a mixed color that looks very beautiful. The results will vary depending on the amount of water to add to the paper. You can add as little or as much water as you want to achieve different results.
And with this technique, each and every project you create will turn out just a little different and unique. It really is the easiest method of watercolor painting and is totally addictive!
Place any stencil on top of your watercolor paper and tape into place with a bit of washi. Then go over the open design of the stencil with your Tombow pens.
If your stencil has a sharp pointy design like the one I am using be careful while using your Tombow pens. Step Two Fill in the entire stencil, with colors in rainbow order.
Step Three Dip your paintbrush in water and paint over the design. I like to drag the water to completely fill in the design.Cut strips of colorful paper, you will need 7 strips, one of each color if you want to make a true rainbow.
Cut two cloud shapes out of white construction paper. Glue the strips in the correct order on one cloud – glue them at the middle of the cloud (the colour order is purple, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red or the other way.
Rainbow Craft for Kids ~ Washi Tape Kids Craft. Everything is cuter with the addition of a little washi tape. Seriously! Even our little paper plate rainbows are .
This craft was inspired by Cassie Stephens' awesome woven tree art projects that she did with her 3rd graders. (If you haven't seen this art project, you need to check it out. Seriously. These kids did some gorgeous work!) Instead of doing trees, I made myself a rainbow.
I just love decorating paper lanterns.
You may remember my dotted tissue paper lantern and my letter lighting project!I think they are an easy way to add major impact Maybe this lantern leads to a pot o’ gold since it is St.
Paddy’s day and all)totally unplanned btw). Next, line up the folded paper fans in color order to make an ombre rainbow. One fan should point up and the next fan should point down, and so on, alternating each paper fan’s direction. Lastly, once the rainbow fans are in order, tape the fans together to form the garland.
I've been a bit down in the dumps lately. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because of all of the transitions happening in my life or lack of sleep or both. Ho.