Tuesday, December 13, 2011

End of Year Watercolor Class - Holiday Cards

Watercolor, Ink & Glitter

It has become a wonderful tradition with my students to end each year with a class making holiday cards.
We use 140 lb watercolor paper in small sizes - a great way to use up scraps or the back of paintings you don't like. When finished they can be mounted on cards with matching envelopes.
Fine line waterproof pens are used to add details to the painting and I have stencils on hand for fun oval shapes. We also use glitter dust in all colors to add that extra bling!
And of course we have plenty of homemade treats, some bubbly to drink and Christmas music playing in the background. I think it takes us all back to the end of the year school party and makes us giddy with excitement - brings out the kid in all of us!

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