Saturday, April 11, 2009

using raindrops as an art supply

Today’s picture was made using watercolor crayons, rain, and watercolor paints. Here’s the step-by-step process.

Step one: sketch (not shown, color sketch)

Step two: add raindrops

Detail of color sketch before and after adding raindrops:

Step four: Finished art

Try it next time it rains outside :)

I did do this one other time, with cows. See it here.


  1. That's really cool! We've done it where the boys put drops of food coloring onto a paper plate. Then you take them out in the rain, but only for a few seconds. The result is always really neat. I've never seen it done with a picture like you did -- really neat!

    Happy Easter!

  2. Wow! That is soo cool. I love the wet cows too.
    My kids do wet-on-wet watercolors in pre-school, K and grade 1.

    One of Sama's wet on wet watercolors is at the frame shop right now. I'll take a pic when it's done.

    But after reading your post now I want to play.

    I want water color crayons.

  3. Thanks Rena. The food coloring thing sounds cool. Is it just drops in an abstract pattern? How long does the art last? Just curious - DH and I both think it sounds interesting. Happy Easter!

    Thanks Angela! Let me know when you post Sama's picture - that would be fun to see. Hope you get some watercolor crayons to play with. :)

  4. How cool is that...I've never tried anything like that or even thought to...I'm off to color something and wait for a rainy day...hugs...

  5. Thanks Brenda! Hope you had fun coloring! You could always use a spray bottle if it doesn't rain - not as much fun, but still fun :)