There was actually a completely different water color attempt before this that we'll deem a semi-fail. I'm still trying to salvage it but decided I would try a different approach for my do-over. It turned out to be a really easy project that anyone can do - even the artistically uninclined. Here's what you'll need....
Since I can't draw even sides to save my life, I picked the half I liked best, folded the paper down the middle and cut along that half of the heart.
Even Steven. My heart was a little off-center on the construction paper, so I was sure to line it up with the center of the canvas.
Once I was sure of the size/placement, I decided where I wanted my script. I cut a straight line across the heart at that point and separated the two pieces leaving a gap wide enough for my font. This left the shape of the heart a little off, So, I trimmed it up a bit until the border appeared to form a continuous line.
Next I grabbed some water color paint and filled in the empty space inside the heart with dots. Any pattern could work and it would also look great to fill in the entire space with watercolor.
Once it dried, I removed the paper. Parts of the heart's border looked a little wonky where I didn't take the dots all the way to the paper's edge, so I quickly added a few more dots until I achieved the right shape.
I'm still not sure if I want the text to be less of that subtle champagne color and more of a reflective gold.
Has anyone else tried their hand at water color? Or any painting for that matter? I figure if it looks like a 5-year old's work we can always chalk it up as "abstract" right?