New Beginnings When Leslie decided to name this study new beginnings, I was also in the middle of a plant unit with my homeschooled 7th grader. So my brain spun to vines and leaves and new plants sprouting forth. In my imagination I could see the new plant in the early morning dawn light pushing up through the garden dirt and turning toward the sun.
- I created this with watercolor. I wet the entire piece of paper (to the point of being shiny, but no puddles) and then pooled the different colors on the page letting them bleed together a bit in a few places. Use mostly yellow, then a bit of orange, pink or very watered down red, and then just a bit of purple.
- When that was dry I penciled in the vines, leaves, and the words. You can write new beginnings or you may choose to put in a word for the year to direct you.
- You will see the directions on how to draw below:
The vine is just simple curved lines that end in a circle.
The leaves are fairly simple shapes, some with pointed tips, some rounded. I then filled them with a variety of lines, shell patterns, or circles.
- After they were drawn in I used a variety of green colors to fill them in. Try mixing 3 different shades of green by adding blue or yellow or red.
- When that was dry I went over the entire design with black marker.
- Finally I used colored pencil to mae scribbles in the background-covering each area with a like color (pink on pink, yellows on yellow, etc.)