Monday, June 1, 2015

JFJ 15 for 30 Challenge - Day 1: Watercolor Paint

Watercolor in my journal. I've started some new pages and added to others.

The blank page can be daunting, so it’s easy to engage the space with some watercolor paint. As we begin this 30 day challenge, getting some color down on the page is a great way to ease ourselves into this journey and to take away the starkness of new pages. But watercolor is also a great way to add a layer to pages that we’ve already started. Just remember to paint over waterproof materials. Inkjet prints and many pens are water-soluble and will bleed and smear as you paint over them, but that might be fun, too.

For fifteen minutes, use just watercolor to paint, sponge, stencil, and stamp. Try basic techniques or try creating textures and patterns. Start new pages or add to pages you've already started. Have fun and don’t think too much.

Don’t forget to share some of your results on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. Use the hashtag #jfj15for30.


Anonymous said...

I am starting a bit late. I was trying to make it through the end of the year madness of getting everything in my classroom packed away. Thinking I will try to blog my process as I plug through your challenges. Starting today!

Eric said...

That wold be awesome. I completely understand about the end of the school year madness. It's been a crazy, busy end to my year. I am so glad that you're taking part.

Unknown said...

My son asked me to buy him a watercolor paint and he is enjoying it.