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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Tracing Paper and Water Colors


I worked on this project at my mom's. She has every supply imaginable so I'm bound to come away with something. I traced my 5 year old's animal drawings onto watercolor paper. (I used tracing paper and a carbon pencil to trace them and went over that with a permanent marker.) Then I watercolored them. I just love her crude drawings. Now I need to think up a fabulous way to display them. I thought about matting and framing each one individually. Any ideas?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Heather Bailey said...

Eeeeekkk -- I just LOVE these! I love how the depth of the watercolor adds a richness to her honest drawings. Yeah, your matting idea is great - or - maybe they could be part of a collage? Let us know what you end up doing!!

4:10 PM  
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6:32 AM  
Anonymous Jaden said...

ooohhh...how about a collection of her drawings and make playing cards out of them? There are online companies out there where you can submit your art and have playing cards made....or I'm sure you could make your own.

5:03 AM  
Blogger LoriLaurieLauri said...

One thing I do with my kids...I'll have them draw on muslin with crayons. Then I iron it, which sets the wax. Then I embroider over it. You could print them out on that cloth paper stuff and do something like that, but I think it would take away from the watercolorness...unless you just embroidered over where you used the marker.

ANYWAY...that way you could make little pillows out of them...kind of "frame" them with another fabric to make it a little bigger. That would be darling!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those would make a really cute wallpaper border for your kid's room!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son was a prolific drawer when he was young. I took the pictures, put them on colored paper the size of placemats and had them laminated. My son is 23 (studying architecture) and we still use the placemats. It's fun to set the table and check out the drawings.

7:26 PM  

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