Friday, June 29, 2012
Watercolor Painting on Sand Dollars
Lately, I've tried to maximize our fun to clean-up ratio by saving messy art for times when we have two or three full hours to devote to the fun. So, the other day, I covered our kitchen table with a drop cloth and we spent the morning finding everything and anything our imaginations could think of to paint on and with.
That happened to include a couple of large sand dollars that I had saved in my craft cabinet, waiting for a good use. (Unfortunately, success stories in this department encourage me to keep my craft cabinet full to the BRIM)
The super absorbency of sand dollars means that they soak up the paint, and the color spreads across the shell like magic. (If you do this, make sure you use lots of water with your paint. A dry watercolor brush doesn't do much at all)
It's hard to improve upon God's creation. The sand dollar was probably actually prettier in it's original pure white form, but I think these are lovely in their own way as well.
I got my sand dollars at a garage sale, but I discovered recently that you can also buy sand dollars on Amazon.
(that's my affiliate link)