The kids ask me 5 out of 7 mornings a week if we can paint. I had no idea how much they would fall in love with this media when I first introduced watercolor painting to them. Now we start a lot of our mornings with breakfast and art, I think it makes us start the day on a fun and happy note before we jump into school work. This morning while the kids are painting race tracks and snowy mountain scenes, I decided to paint some watercolor valentine cards.
This is intended to be a super simple and yet beautiful project that we could send off to grandparents and our cousins.
Here is what I used to get started
Blank White Cards – Non glossy (you can cut down card stock or watercolor paper if preferred)
Small dish of water for cleaning brushes
I used the wide 1″ flat brush to make a heart on the front of each card. Using all of the colors that seemed the most Valentine’s Day oriented, pinks and purples. Now that I am finished I think I will go back and make a few more with some yellows and teals as well.
After all of our hearts were finished we set them aside to dry and worked on a few other projects. After they are dry I used a fine thin line brush with write on each heart to give them a conversation heart appearance.
Once the cards are completely dry we took the sharpies and wrote, Happy Valentine’s Day on the inside of the cards. The kids then added their personal touches like names and scribbles.
Now our conversation heart watercolor valentine cards are ready to be sent out to friends and family and hopefully will makes someones day!