Watercolor Heart Process Art

We love doing panting activities. We enjoy mixing the oil pastels and watercolors. I love that doing this type of process art each of us can do something different.

This is an easy painting activity to do at any time of the year. But with our heart-themed works great for Valentines.

We had a blast with this and I can see us doing it again at some time!

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of our favorite Valentines books is Snowy Valentine. It is fun to see how the end of the book. We read this book before we did our profress painting.

We had fun exploring water and watercolor bleeding in the hearts. It was fun to see how the color spread and watch how our pictures turned out.

What you need for this painting activity:

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we did this painting activity

First, we started out by drawing our hearts on the page. We made big and small heats as we went. it was loads of fun to make them. If you have a younger child consider having them trace around a heart cookie cutter.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

The next this is an easy one. You take a brush with just water and cover the inside of the heart with water. If you can do it you want the water to bead up a bit on the paper. This one reason we use the watercolor paper. We kept a brush that we only used for water. So that the water stayed clear and the brush clean.

The oil pastels helped keep the water in the space.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you have the heart covered in water you then get the brush covered thick paint. Then you lightly touch the brush to the water and watch the color spread.

We did it in the center of the hearts as you can see below. If you want the color spread more from that area add more painting to the dot. Or you can add a new dot somewhere else.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

We also did along the edges of the hearts. Both hade different results and were loads of fun to see.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

I was fun to watch out the watercolor spread through each of the hearts. Plus you can mix up the colors you use as well. You can have two colors in a heart.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

If your paper starts to curl at all. I recommend getting something to hold it down. We used dot markers because they were close by.

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

Let the pictures dry completely before picking them up. It will take a while for the water to dry.

Here is a look at our final pictures

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Watercolor Heart Process Art - a fun way to explore painting with watercolors - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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