Sometime last month, I tried this simple geometric watercolor project just to flex a creative muscle. It was one of those just because projects that turned out so so so well. This was a small piece no bigger than my iPhone. I wanted to make something big enough to frame. This is how it went!
I started out by making a grid with lines quarter inch apart from each other. After having finished the project, I actually wish had made the grid a little bigger. Half an inch, perhaps.
Next, I drew diagonal lines through random squares. You’ll see why I chose to do the random squares first.
After choosing about 50 random squares, I started combing back through each square. I then drew diagonal lines going the other direction. It should start looking like a maze.
This is the part that took quite a while. Keeping within a color palette, I started filling in the triangles using watercolor paint. I wasn’t too concerned about keeping the paint perfectly within the lines.
I let the paper dry completely. LOVE. It came out looking like some colorful mosaic.
I looked for a frame that would go well with the colors. Of course, black was an obvious choice. I cut the watercolor project to fit the frame.
I had these wooden cutouts that could go with it too. I didn’t stick it on just yet. I couldn’t make the commitment! What would you use this project for?