Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafting with Courtney - Aquarellum

When Courtney was here for a full day the day after Easter, we had plenty of time for projects, so here's another one that we worked on. Have you ever heard of Aquarellum, by SentoSphere? I hadn't, until a friend told me about the kits. This is the cover of the kit I bought:


In it were 4 pages to paint. The pages were very stiff paper, and there was a wax coating on all the unpaintable areas, so the paint wouldn't stick there, making it nearly impossible to go out of the lines. Pretty cool!

The kit came with a little pallet and 5 colors of paint... or actually it was more like ink. There was an eye-dropper thingy we used to get paint from the little bottles to mix in the end-of-finger-sized holes you see:


A color chart was included that showed what basic colors to mix to get about any color you could want:


It was fun! We experimented making different colors... so easy, and our paintings turned out very pretty! Here's Courtney's first project - a peacock:



I did hummingbirds:



And since Courtney finished hers first, she did another page. Look at the lovely brown color she mixed!


I got the kit from Amazon. There are a variety of them, but they're kind of expensive, so it's best to watch for them to be on sale.

We have one more page to go... we may have to fight over who gets to paint it! Ha.

10 comments:

Mrs. Ries said...

I've never seen these kits before, but the sure look like fun. I love Courtney's peacock! I wonder if my boys would enjoy this... might be a good project for a rainy day this summer. I'll have to put it on my Amazon wish list!

Grandma G said...

I can't imagine anybody not enjoying them! But if your boys don't like them, then you could have the fun all to yourself. ;)

Laura Animalgirl said...

This kit looks like so much fun... I don't know if it will be on the UK version of Amazon but I'll have a look anyway. I love the Owl courtney painted and the hummingbirds you did! Nice work :)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Laura!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Oh! This could be a really nice idea of an activity to do on mother's day :) I'm sure my mom would love doing that!

And I've found 8 different kits at 20$ CAD on the website of a store 10 minutes from home! Thank for the idea!

Jessica Jones said...

Wow, those are really cool! Beautiful!

Grandma G said...

Cool about having a source for the kits nearby! And great idea of getting your mom one... I'd love a Mother's Day gift like that!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jess!

Now I'm wondering if it's possible to get just the pages to paint. There's a LOT of ink left after doing 3 pages. I suppose a person could just use them on watercolor paper, but it would be just like regular painting then... with nothing to keep you from going outside the lines. :) If anybody sees just the pages somewhere, please let me know. I haven't looked yet.

annie dee said...

I've never seen these either. Looks like fun though. Nice!

Grandma G said...

Thanks. I think we're caught up now? Don't stay away so long next time!! :)