It took me awhile to gather all the necessary items I needed to start really working with my Cricut. I got some inspiration from Pinterest and started this project today. Silly me, didn’t take photos of the steps but I’ll still list them for you.
- First you need some watercolors – they need to be decent (not kids paints in a box!) with good pigmentation. I use these from Amazon
- I used some pretty heavy watercolor paper but you could use any heavy paper that is porous enough for watercolors yet strong enough to have vinyl applied.
- Pick a color scheme and go crazy. I used 2 shades of blue and some white – dabbed in water and swirled around the paper. Added water to my brush to create some splatters and watery areas.
- Let dry and cut to size. I wanted 8.5 x 11″ because of the frame I already had.
- Cut your saying in Cricut Design Space with whatever color you want. I used this gorgeous shimmery gold from Craftables on Amazon.
- Transfer vinyl to transfer tape and arrange on the watercolor artwork where you’d like it to be. Stick to the surface and peel away transfer tape.
- For the frame I used a certificate/award frame I got for $1 at the Dollar Tree. I already had the metallic gold spray paint. I applied 2 coats for good coverage. Let dry.
- Arrange your artwork in the frame – I used a border mat I cut from cardstock – and you’re done! This whole project probably cost me $3.
As you can see the possibilities are endless – vary your size, font, watercolors, color of vinyl & frame to suit your project. Next I’m thinking of doing a grouping of smaller ones for my kitchen. Have fun!!