DIY Watercolor Paper Earrings TutorialNovember 11, 2014
So apparently that whole rumor about kids getting sick often is more like a guarantee. These past two months it feels like it's been one cold or another and I am over the MOON that Eve is starting to feel more like herself!
All that time spent at home while she was sick had me scratching my head to come up with other ways to collaborate that were more crafty. Being housebound for so long you can only paint so much without going a little crazy and I needed to find activities Eve could safely participate in.
There were so many great projects to choose from so I picked out a few that I knew Eve could work with me on. It also doesn't hurt that Christmas is coming up and I know a couple of special people who love homemade gifts!
So here is the first project!!
The possibilities are endless when you let your creativity run wild with this DIY project. I have added a few photos of the earrings I created but just imagine how many different avenues you could take.
Materials Used for this Project:
- Armada Paper Shapers
- Martha Stewart Screw Punch
- Watercolor Paper (I used Saunders Waterford Sheets and I found that it was the perfect texture and thickness)
- Blick Liquid Watercolors (Perfect for dipping the paper into)
- Jewelry Tweezers
- Jewelry Pliers
- Earring Parts
- Small container to hold the liquid watercolors. (I used an old plastic container leftover from a fruit platter I had purchased)
- Paper Towel or a Rag
- Mod podge or Varnish (optional)
We used Saunders Waterford Sheets that are made of 100% cotton and had a great texture which was perfect for these DIY earrings.
Pour the liquid watercolors into your plastic containers so they are ready for dipping. I recommend laying a rag or paper towel directly underneath the containers so you not only protect your table surface, but it will be easier to dab the excess paint on to the towel later.
This is the BEST part! Use your tweezers to carefully dip all of your shapes into the liquid watercolors and dab them on your paper towel or rag to absorb any extra paint. Get as CREATIVE as possible and try mixing up different colors and patterns or even create a variety of shades using just one color. This was definitely Eve's favorite part of the whole process and we probably spent at least an hour trying out different ideas.
Make sure to check out the Blick Art Materials Project Ideas Page for more amazing DIY adventures.