Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Watercolor Hummingbird

31 Aug

“either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird.”

~Henry Miller


A simple watercolor project with watercolor paper and I expensive paints, a big brush and a fine brush, (papa bear and baby bear brushes) water, and a stencil.

Wet on wet technique. Brush clear water over entire surface, then drop in colors going from lights to darks. I like the lighter colors in the middle so the stencil will show up. Remember, watercolor always dries a bit lighter, so don’t be afraid of bright colors.
I used a hummingbird stencil, but there are thousands to choose from. I was planning my art project for my seniors at Towne Creek.

Because I am a hoarder… I mean, a collector of anything that can be used for an art project, I had some sticks and twigs from my yard or from flowers that I’ve received as gifts. Never waste a fine stem.

I attached the paper to the twig by making a fold over the twig, then taped the back to secure, and added some twine to make a hanger. If you watch the video below, you will see that young and old can create a beautiful wall hanging for any occasion.

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