Here’s a fun project to do on your own, with friends or to keep the kids creatively occupied for a bit this Christmas season:
A watercolor coloring page.
I sketched a simple scene of Christmas houses and rather than filling it in with the typical marker or colored pencil option, I thought it would be fun to try it with watercolor.
You may remember I shared a similar project a few months ago with a sweet little bird. So many of you did that project and I loved seeing all of the different results!
This time, I went with a Christmas-y scene and hope you’ll share your finished projects with me again (I especially love seeing all of the children’s artwork. This is such a good project to do with kiddos who need a creative activity!).
You’ll notice that the printable has very little detail. This is totally intentional so that you can let the watercolor paints blend, layer and puddle to give that pretty watercolor effect we all love.
I also kept the sketch very minimal so that you can embellish as your imagination wishes. Once the main parts are dry, you can add in details with a fine brush like shingles, window panes, Christmas lights and greenery. I even added splatters of white paint at the very end to give the look of snow.
If you need a basic watercolor lesson explaining the supplies and a few simple techniques, be sure to watch this video.
Then download the printable, print and start painting!
The download is free and can be found in THE ARCHIVE, my library of freebies. Scroll down to the TEMPLATES section and it will be waiting for you!
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If you paint this Christmas House scene, please let me know. I’d love to see what you create …
If you loved this project and want more watercolor instruction + projects, come enjoy the whole Simplified Watercolor class! You’ll learn much more about the supplies to use, watercolor technique, lettering, layering, painting flowers, scribble art and more.
This would make a delightful gift for a budding artist in your life! You can watch the class at your convenience (no start or end date) and all of the lessons are perfect for artists ages 10+. DETAILS HERE.