We have a little artist in our family.
He can run like the wind & talk up a storm.
He can get as loud as they come.
But give him a paintbrush & the entire house becomes a museum with classical music playing in the background. (not really classical music, but you get my point, I’m sure.)
He doesn’t ask, “How many more do I have to do?”
He doesn’t ask, “Are we done, yet?”
He just sits there & becomes a child I rarely see.
He loves to paint.
Of course, I love him to paint as well. Because it gives my ears a break.
I asked him what he wanted to do for Valentines & he said he would let me know. The next morning he said, “Can I paint something for all my friends?” I said, “You betcha!”
And the Watercolor Valentines workshop began…
It was my idea to use my silhouette machine to cut some vinyl heart shapes out. I figured the vinyl would be easy to take off once the painting was finished. And sure enough it was.
It was the simplest process. Stick, paint & peel.
After they dried over night, I stuck them in between some thick books to flatten them out, because the cardstock did curl a little with the paint. But the next day they were picture perfect after a night in between the books.
Without a doubt these are my most favorite Valentines he has ever made.
All 24 of them to be exact. Signed, painted & stamped with lots of love by my 7-year-old little guy.