Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to Paint Watermelons with Potato Stamps

watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative
watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative

August is here and so are the tastiest watermelons!  

Want to paint some?  Just grab a potato and some paint.  I used my favorite paint- watercolors, but this would work with acrylics too.

Materials:
watercolor or acrylic paint
jar of water
paintbrush
potato
watercolor paper

Step 1:  Cut your potato in half width wise, the in half length wise.  The end of the potato should be a semi-circle.  You can also cut that piece in half to create a triangle shape on the end.  


watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative


Step 2:  Spread pink paint over the cut end with your brush and quickly press down to your paper. Hold for a couple of seconds and remove.  You now have the flesh part of your watermelon slice painted!
watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative

Step 3:  Paint around with bottom edge of the pink semi-circles or triangles with green paint to create the rind.  You can vary the shades of green to make it interesting :)

Then, when that paint is dry, lightly paint in some seeds with little black dots.  This part is optional.  I think I like them with and without the seeds.  So you choose!

watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative
watercolor watermelon stamps: grow creative

4 comments:

  1. Such a cute and fun idea!! I can't wait to try this. To bad you can't eat the potato after. ;)

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Yes, the potato has to be sacrificed for the art- I do that with food a lot!

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  2. Oh this looks fun. Looks like it could be easily adapted to a kids print activity too which could be fun. Will give it a go with Bear :)

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    1. Good luck! Yes, it would make a good kid's activity!

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