I thought it would be fun to make a quick, easy project that would be a great gift. I used Faber-Castell products but I'll be letting you know what supplies you can substitute.
Start with an 8x10 piece of watercolor paper and color sections with different colored gelatoes. Don't stress too much about how it looks, just have fun. If you don't have gelatoes, watercolor paints, Inktense blocks and Neocolor will work well too.
Brush with water using a wide paintbrush
Apply gesso through a stencil using a brush.
Move the stencil around to cover the whole page.
Cut a heart from a piece of paper. I used some home made paper that I'd decorated with paint, stamps and stencils but any patterned paper works great.
Add washi tape arrow and printed quote.
Seal well with Mod Podge. Be extra careful to glue down the seams.
Use Pitt Pens to add details to your piece.
If you don't have Pitt Pens, use Copics, sharpies or any other marker you like.
Scribble on a craft mat with your marker
Add a little water with your paintbrush.
And flick splatters all over the open parts of the piece.
Let dry and add any finishing touches
Thanks so much for stopping by.
If you make something similar please let me know, I'd love to see it.