While I’m far from great at it, watercolor is my favorite paint to play with (as seen in the summer, fall & winter essentials free prints). You want to know what’s even more fun than actually painting? Letting an app do it for you. Especially this new one called Waterlogue.
If you hang out on instagram, you’ve undoubtedly seen a watercolored photo or two go by in your feed. Every time, I stop and stare at how pretty and realistic they look! The idea to turn a photo into a watercolor painting is not new, but they way this app applies the filter and gives each painting the look of a real sketched drawing is what makes it most charming.
I spent way too long the other night running photos through the app just to see how they would turn out. Some were okay, others were amazing. Most of all, it’s just so entertaining to sit and watch the app do it’s thing.
Besides being fun to play with and presenting pretty results, you can save or share the files directly from the app. I pulled this photo into photoshop to resize and printed on watercolor paper from my home printer. It turned out beautifully and from a short distance it actually looks authentic.
Should you need a little distraction, or if you want very inexpensive DIY artwork for your home, this is the app for you.