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Watercolor art is huge - image being able to make beautiful silhouettes with ease! Check it out and other posts by Britt at www.diyjustcuz.com
Learn how to use your contact paper, watercolor and a little time to create beautiful art with ease! This epic tutorial AND video shows the full step-by-step process to creating works of art that look much harder than they are.

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  • Step 1

    This video shows the step by step process of creating easy watercolor paintings using a contact paper stencil cut by hand or with a cutting machine!

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. DIY Watercolor Art with a Contact Paper Stencil! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make sure you have all the necessary tools available to you - namely water and the paints. A water bowl is a must.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. DIY Watercolor Art with a Contact Paper Stencil! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut your desired design either by hand or using your Silhouette cutting machine (or similar tool). Adhere it to the watercolor paper.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. DIY Watercolor Art with a Contact Paper Stencil! - Step 4
    Step 4

    To paint "wet-on-wet" you need to wet both the watercolor paper and contact paper with water by brushing them with a wet paintbrush.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. DIY Watercolor Art with a Contact Paper Stencil! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add colors little by little to slowly build up the look making sure to keep everything wet so the colors are not too concentrated.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. DIY Watercolor Art with a Contact Paper Stencil! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wait for the paint to *completely* dry. When it is dry, remove the contact paper and marvel at your beautiful geometric silhouette. It looks like the process was so complicated, but realistically it was as easy as applying a sticker, painting over it and removing it. Amazing!

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