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Watercolor Art without Paint

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This week marks my fourth wedding anniversary and although the traditional fourth year gift is flowers, I decided to make a little customized watercolor art.  We hardly ever buy each other real gifts but instead do a nice dinner together or go on a trip, so small little tidbits are more my style.

This watercolor quotation art doesn’t require any actual watercolors, which is why it’s so easy for anyone to do! It uses a bit of a trick that I borrowed from technology which makes it all the more foolproof!

quote art watercolor homemade quote art

Get your iPhones and home printers geared up for this Tuesday tutorial!


  • Plain computer paper
  • Basic Markers
  • iPhone app Waterlogue
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Home Printer

watercolor words

ONE draw your quote onto plain white paper using a marker.  TWO snap a photo of your drawing with the app Waterlogue, then transform your photo into a watercolor masterpiece. THREE print the photo out onto watercolor paper and frame!

quotation art watercolor

You can choose any quote you’d like, even really simple drawings turn out really cute… I drew this heart and look how darling it looks!

hearts watercolor

There is literally nothing you can do to mess this up.  Just give it a quick print on regular paper before stocking the printer with watercolor paper to get appropriate alignment, but it’s pretty foolproof.

What way could you use this tool to DIY some art you’ve been eyeing?


20 Comments on “Watercolor Art without Paint”

  1. Sara April 8, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    This is very cool, thanks for sharing Erin!

  2. Anna @ Gone Banannas April 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    This is so pretty, Erin!

  3. Jessica April 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    This is SO awesome! I can’t wait to try this.

  4. Mary @ The Kitchen Paper April 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    “There is literally nothing you can do to mess this up.”

    You are speaking my language here! What a great app and project!

  5. Kat87 April 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Lovely idea! I will do some decorating soon, so cant wait for result xx

  6. Amanda @ A Hammer & Heels April 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I have yet to try Waterlogue since seeing it all over Instagram a few weeks back! What a clever idea for art, and cute gift idea!

  7. Ashley Minck April 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh this is just so cleaver! I’ve been seeing waterlogue nonstop lately, but this is the most unique way I’ve seen it used! I have hesitated in getting the app for a while, but I will be downloading it promptly now! Thanks for the fun tip!

  8. Hannah April 9, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    This is gorgeous! I’ve just bought my first house with my boyfriend and I can’t wait to get some of these on the wall – cute!

  9. Samantha Peterson April 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    I love this idea – so easy!

  10. Madeline [madelinemade] April 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    wonderful app!

  11. Liz April 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Words cannot describe how much I love the Waterlogue app! I am definitely going to do this.

  12. Allyson May 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    WOW – That’s our wedding song and this October will be our 10th Anniversary! (You posted this on my birthday, I think you meant this just for me…a stranger!)

    So…thank you for this wonderful idea! :) Even if I don’t use it as wall art yet, I think I’ll make a card my husband will want to keep!

  13. Shantae June 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    bοokmarked!!, I like your blοg!


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