· Watercolor Paper
· Watercolor Paints
· Watercolor Brush
· Water and container
· Spray bottle with water
· Black permanent ink pen
· A quote that you like
Step 1: Watercolor
Add water onto the watercolor paper. Then add watercolor to the wet surface of your paper in an organic shape. Remember that less is more at this stage. I use 3-5 colors either in warm tones or cool tones. We can talk a bit about color theory in class. Let the colors bleed into each other. It might help to lift up the paper to let the color drip. Air dry or use dryer to speed up the process.
Step 2: Mark Making
Start to add marks onto the watercolor page. Any marks are good in repetition, circles, lines, dots, and squiggles. I choose circles, as it seemed to give this piece a feel of looking at cell structures under a microscope.
Step 3: Continue To Make Marks
Keep adding marks until you fill about 25%-30% of the area. Small and large keeps things interesting. Doodle to your hearts content. This is the fun part.
Step 4: Add A Journal Spot
Mark out an area with your pencil and ruler for where you want your journaling to go. I will use a quote or talk about what I hear, smell, see or just feelings I have at the moment. Also leave some room for the date. Notice that I added the words to the side of the page. I like not having things front and center. Keeps it visually interesting.
Write the quote in pencil to sketch out how it will all fix so you can adjust it to fit to your page. My quote is, “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will!”
When you are satisfied with where it is on the page write over the pencil in the black pen. Be sure to add a date to your work.
My hope is that you are having an amazing start to your New Year.