Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Watercolors

    Remember last week's DIY Chevron Art that I did as a part of Living Savvy's No Spend Challenge? Well I'm back for another round of the challenge! I've started decorating the apartment for Valentine's Day (yes, I do fully decorate for it- if you're new to the blog- read why here), and the first project I did was a completely free one!

     I usually have these state cutouts in frames on our window sills- but figured it was time to temporarily change them out for the holiday.

So I grabbed my watercolors, paper, a pencil and Sharpie and got to work.
I used the now-empty frames as guides to make sure my little paintings would fit:
I started by saturating each one with a lot of paint and water...
....and then blotted most of it off to give a lighter, tie-dye feel.



This one is my favorite- someday we'll need to get out there and properly deface a tree like that...



After deciding I wasn't such a big fan of the "XOXO" and finding yet another light wood frame, I made two more little paintings...





Aaand can you tell I took the last 2 in the bright morning light?

What do you think about FREE watercolor Valentine's art? Which one is your favorite?

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19 comments:

  1. I love, love, loooove these! The tree + birds are my favorites, especially paired together.

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  2. ooh, my favorite is the tree! I need to do that to a tree someday too! Those are great.

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  3. ok you have inspired me! these are adorable and I'm all about some diy art. love the birds and the hearts!

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  4. I love these! The birds are definitely my favorite. I'm not sure I'm talented enough to pull these off, but they're seriously adorable.

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  5. These are super cute! I am so not an artist.. I think my kids would do a better job then I would! I love the bird and the hearts! I have my project all mapped out... I think you will love it!

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  6. Thanks for the compliments ladies! Glad you liked them!! Hope you make some and post them so I can see what you come up with!

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  7. These remind me a little of DOLL WHISKERS signature birds...

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    1. I'm unfamiliar with DOLL WHISKERS- is it a website or shop? Do share!!

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  8. www.dollwhiskers.com, some on etsy, but mainly on facebook DOLL WHISKERS BY DPG

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    1. I'd never seen that before- but I looked it up and you're right- they kinda do- and those birds are cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I am so, so glad I stumbled on your blog (via {long distance loving}. I cannot wait to try some of these ideas out on my white apartment walls.

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    1. so glad you stopped by! hope you try some and share them- i'd love to see how they turn out!

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  10. These are gorgeous, Laura! I want some :) Thanks so much for linking up to Point of View. I featured these on my blog today:

    http://www.gwennypenny.com/2012/02/point-of-view-feature-and-theme-for.html

    Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

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    1. thanks so much for the feature gwen - i grabbed the buttons! love them!

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  11. These are all so sweet! You are very creative!

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  12. These are all so adorable! I like this blog!

    http://newwomensfashionstyles.blogspot.com

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