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White watercolor paper. I had them trace a 6" circle at the top, center of paper. Water color wash any type of sky, leaving the moon white. Then black india ink with a wide flat 1" brush. I showed them how to go from thick to thin, twisting the brush slowly, (I suggest a practice paper first for 2 minutes). Then magenta, white and purple for the blossoms with a #4 round. 5th grade. I played "sounds of the earth", basically, yoga music. Made them silent and purposeful. They LOVED it. And they…

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Were origonally watercolour paper and watercolour paint with pen and ink trees. But could use as inspiration for an art lesson - tissue paper? Not tried yet so you on your own, folks.

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You begin with a very abstract watercolor and after it has dried you go back with India ink and a bamboo skewer and create flowers out of the watercolor splots.

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By Ank. Apply drops of reinker to wet watercolor paper. Then flick a wet toothbrush all over the piece until you like the look. Dry completely. Use black StazOn for the silhouette stamps: tree branch, flowers, butterflies.

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Cherry Blossom DIY Painting. This makes me want to grab a canvas and dig out all the supplies. Especially since this is the time of the year when we're surrounded by these beautiful flowers. It's been a while since I channeled my inner artist! #diy #cherryblossoms #smart #pink #painting

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Drawing with a white only crayon makes such a beautiful watercolor resist. - cool idea for blind contour with a reveal...

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June Rollins ARTfrom June Rollins ART

The Triad Tree

triad tree 10-great tutorial

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Resist technique: lay lace or cloth doiley on yupo paper, spray krylon clear gloss spray through the lace, paint with watercolor=AWESOME!!

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A fun step-by-step art lesson demonstrating how to create colorful abstract art using watercolors, watercolor pencils, and masking fluid! http://www.art-is-fun.com/watercolor-pencil-art-lesson.html (been awhile since I used masking fluid, I think I'm out, for elementary could use white crayon except those areas would stay white)

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