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watercolour painting, earth day
This a great project for Earth Day. Watercolour makes amazing marbles and it is a good introduction for the beginner painter.

Posted by thatartistwoman from Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Published See thatartistwoman's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a nice selection of round objects for tracing. On a single large sheet of watercolour paper trace these out in pencil.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the highlight. Select one to be the Earth...the big blue marble. Add the continents.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using watercolour paint begin painting your marbles. Reference photos help with choosing colour combinations. Allow your colours to mingle a bit. Don't worry about staying in the lines as we will be cutting these out.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 4
    Step 4

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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint your Earth marble. Lift off some clouds by blotting with a kleenex while the paint is still wet.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let your painting dry.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out your marbles and glue onto the black background paper. Overlap marbles to give appearance of depth.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Big Blue Marble - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finally using crayon or pastel add lines for back wall or corner of the room.

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