Water Color Resist (Using Contact Paper)
Saw this great project on Plum Pudding and just had to share. Plum Pudding used the child's initial to make beautiful watercolor pictures. She saw the project originally on Blissful Kids. I immediately thought of the contact paper butterflies I had been saving from my Mod Podge Butterfly project. Instead of a letter (which we are still going to try) we used cut out shapes from contact paper. I let Lu stick down the contact paper shapes. I did not rub the edges down well enough so we had a lot of bleeding. Edit: Sorry not clear. Trace shape onto the paper side of contact paper. Cut out. Peal off backing and stick on paper. Rub edges down. Paint with water color. When dry - peel off contact paper to reveal white paper.
Lu also made an underwater one for her teacher because she once told her she loved sea shells.
She really liked sprinkling the coarse salt on and checking to see what it would do.
I think these really came out interesting and so vibrant (we used tube watercolors not the cake ones.) This one we will definitely be trying again.