We are loving the tutorials over at The Postman Knocks. This one, The Botanical Letter Tutorial, was the one we tried last week. The girls were so excited by the results!
They traced big letters in pencil, drew all sorts of flora, inked them with a waterproof fine-tip pen (micron pigma is what we usually have on hand) and then used watercolor pencils, or just watercolor to fill in. Beautiful!
These took a bit of time. They did them in one sitting, but I did read to them while they were inking and painting because I could tell they were feeling a little restless. Also, all three of them, when they started, said they weren't liking how they looked. I told them to just keep going—most art projects look so much better as you work on them, but in the beginning, they often look not so great. They couldn't believe how pretty they turned out when they finished. The girls are now 7, 10 and 12 and the 7 year-old was digging it just as much as the big girls. Look at her L!