DIY – From Blobs To Birds

I was testing out some watercolor combinations and ended up with a number of splotches and blobs on my paper. A little playing with these and I ended up with some cute little birds.

Two little birds made from watercolor blobs.

Two little birds made from watercolor blobs. Mother and son?

It’s really simple. Make some somewhat circular watercolor blobs on a paper. Outline the blobs with a waterproof marker. Then add details like dots for eyes, squiggles for the tail, a triangle for a beak, lines for the legs and feet, and possibly a wing.

These little birds are so easy to make. Just a watercolor blob and a few lines.

These little birds are so easy to make. Just a watercolor blob and a few lines.

These are so cute. They can be added to envelopes, place cards, journal pages and so much more. I think these would make a great children’s activity.

A page from my sketchbook showing a few birds made from blobs of watercolors.

A page from my sketchbook showing a few birds made from blobs of watercolors.

I am pretty sure I saw something like this somewhere, but I can’t remember where, probably on the internet. It might have been done with fingerprints. Anyway, play around with this and come up with your own playful little birds.

Enjoy, Candy

12 responses to “DIY – From Blobs To Birds

  1. Adorable!

  2. These guys are awesome!

  3. You are full of good ideas, Candy! How cute.

  4. I love these, Candy! I’m going to try some!

    • They are so fun! I’d love it if you’d take a photo after you’re done. I’m going to be doing a blog post soon about all the things people have made that were inspired by my blog. Have fun!

  5. Hi!
    I came to your studio at the art walk, and was wondering what kinds of watercolors you would recommend. I’d like the kind that have indents in the lid, and have vivid colors. Thanks!

    • I don’t know what you mean by indents in the lid. But for really vivid colors, there are Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors. I’m not sure if they’re available locally. You might try calling Scrappy Craft or Central Art Supply to see if they have them. Dr. Ph. Martin’s has sets you can buy. Their Hydrus watercolors are fairly lightfast. That means they are not as likely to fade over time.

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