I just love hearts..... I can't get enough of them. I can't get enough of watercolors either, so this project is a perfect combination of both of these loves! Add some stripes to these two and you get a fun art project for Valentine's Day. You can use this as a framed piece or on some cards for your loved ones.
Here's my simple tutorial for making your very own unique Watercolor Valentine's Heart Art.
Striped Heart Watercolor Tutorial
scrap paper or heart stencil
Step 1: Cut out a heart shape to use as a stencil out of scrap paper or cardboard. Or if you happen to have them, use a stencil or cookie cutter to fit the size of your watercolor paper.
Step 2: Place your heart stencil on the center of your watercolor paper and lightly trace the outline in pencil.
Step 3: Using a ruler, lightly draw horizontal lines across your heart drawing to create sections. You can draw as many lines as you would like, but I think it looks nice with four sections.
Step 4: Pick out four colors (or as many as you need to fill the sections you drew) to fill in your heart. If you are mixing colors, make sure you mix enough to fill an entire section.
Tip: If you want your lines to be clean and distinct, wait for each section to dry before painting the next section below it. Personally, I like it when the paint mixes a little between the sections, so I painted one right after another without letting them dry first.
Step 6: Let your heart painting dry and don't forget to sign your masterpiece!
These would make some cute cards...... Hmmm...... maybe I'll do that next year. I've already made cards for this year.