There are different methods to achieve wet-on-wet, but when we do wet-on-wet watercolor, I give the girls a thick pad of newspaper to work on, which will absorb all the excess water produced during the activity, and then I soak the watercolor paper in a big bowl of water for several minutes, until it's completely saturated:
After the paper is totally saturated, lift it out of the water and, depending on how big the piece is, either just shake the excess water off, like I did with these postcards, or blot the excess water off with a clean towel. The paper will still be wet, of course, but you don't want big drops of water on the surface, because that will dilute the paint.
Then, you paint...
And since these are invitations, I glued the actual invitation that Matt designed onto the back of each one, and there you have it:
I can't wait for you to see the ridiculous dress that I'm sewing for Sydney to wear.