DIY watercolor printable wall art
In 2014 I made simple printable wall art of my daughter’s hairdos in a watercolor look and yesterday I had the idea to rework that blog post and make a new wall art version of her hairdo now 6 years later and repost it all for you, so you can make your own.
Such an easy, affordable, and fun piece of artwork.
You might be wondering what app makes photos look like watercolor? I think there are many apps out there but I like the simple app called Waterlogue because that is all it is meant to do. Make watercolor images from your photos. No other bells and whistles or too many settings. It’s a very easy and simple watercolor app that turns your photos into watercolor paintings on your phone.
If you like easy art then you might want to check out my DIY abstract artwork tutorial as well.
DIY watercolor printable wall art
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- Waterlogue app
- large poster board or another neutral background
- any type of tape
- overcast natural light (preferably outside on a cloudy day or in the shade to avoid shadows)
Find a shady spot outdoors or preferably on a cloudy day where you can tape the poster board to a wall.
Give your kiddo, teen, or adult a cute hairdo and shirt. And place them in front of the poster board facing the wall and poster board.
You might possibly be faced with the same uncompliant little stinker as I was back in the day who didn’t want to partake in such silly DIY art projects. LOL!
Eventually, we did get it done though. I recreated the scenario recently to show you what we did. Hey we have a lot of time on hand lately and I love seeing how much she has changed since 2014.
Open the Waterlogue app and click the photo icon:
Pick the photo that is most centered and that doesn’t have any odd discoloration on the edges. You might have to crop the photo before this step.
After this step, it is time to play around with the different watercolor filters.
When you reach the desired look. Save it to your library and print it. I like printing it on standard office printer paper.
Be creative with the hairdos. That’s what makes it fun!
And then plop it into a frame and enjoy. These are also perfect Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas or birthday gifts.
Finished Watercolor Artwork in Frame
Oh, by the way, I ordered a new basket to house all my ever-growing craft supplies before all this crazy #stayathome order started. It is rather large! So large that I can even hide in it which might come in handy these days, should I want to hide from my family, right? Haha!
Also, check out my ombre stacked tassel DIY. It’s one of my favorites.
Aren’t they so simple and adorable?
More DIY watercolor printable wall art ideas
You can also choose random household items or pets to make different prints for your walls as shown below.
You should try it! So easy and cheap.
Check out more art project ideas:
That is beautiful! I’m not handy with doing anything like this but I’m going to try! I’d love to do my cats and even the front of my house. Thank you for sharing this.
How are you Donna? Glad you like it and good luck!
Your daughter is lovely! This is a wonderful idea, but will it work if you don’t have a cellphone?
Hi Barb, no you definitely need a phone that can have that app installed.