Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artist's Paper Valentines: Prismacolor Marker on Bristol Board

We're getting a bit of a jump on Valentine's Day this year, since our homeschool group's Valentine's Day party is this week. So even though I have many more and more elaborate Valentine's Day projects planned for me and the kiddos in the next coupla weeks, our actual Valentines need to be sweet and simple.

A gorgeous Valentine doesn't need to be elaborate; professional artist's markers are beautifully saturated when used on sturdy white Bristol board, and all I need to do is cut the Bristol board into hearts and hand them over to the kiddos to draw on.

It's funny how each girl's personality is easy to see in her Valentines. Sydney has princesses, and princess gardens, and princesses watering their gardens on her Valentines:

And more princesses, and one prince:
And, of course, a fancy signature on the back of each one:
Willow, on the other hand, has this kind of farmer girl nature study going on with her Valentines:
She's got a pepper, and a pumpkin, and the Loch Ness monster, and some deer drawn with a really great perspective. I may hide that deer done as a line drawing and keep it for my ownself.


Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

I have a medium/large set of prismacolor pencils that I'm completely in love with. :) Maddie calls them my magic pencils. She gets to use them, too, of course, but they stay on my shelf, in their tin, not mixed in with her daily pencils. (We have a box of like six or seven different sets mixed in.)

I love the Valentines! And that they're different. It's time to get ours going, too, as in "in an official stack". :)

Happy Creating!!

Unknown said...

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And cute drawings!