Watercolor Crayon Art

One of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes is:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

I wanted to make an art piece for my house using this quote.  So using a crayon and watercolors, I made this:



Print out or free hand your favorite quote onto a spare sheet of paper.  Tape the quote and the plain piece of paper to a glass door or light box, and trace the text with white crayon.  Go over the text multiple times.  You want to get a thick coat of white crayon.

Wet the watercolor onto the brush and brush the paper lightly with paint.  The white crayon should show through with the text.

Now, how easy was that?!  Let dry, frame, and enjoy your one of a kind art.

About Rena

Rena Tang (aka the cheese thief) is a wife, mother, programmer and lover of all things creative. She especially loves to make unique, cute, simple and inexpensive things from everyday items. You can check out her ideas and tutorials at thecheesethief.com.


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