I LOVE using liquid watercolors. They don’t get muddy and muddled together the way watercolor trays do. You don’t have to continually dip your paintbrush into water to mix the color. It’s just plain FASTER. Watercolors are the perfect medium for adding color to directed drawings. Bottom line–they rock! I inherited a huge stash of liquid watercolors 10 years ago when I first started teaching, and I am just now running out (sadness!) So I decided to try to whip up a batch of it myself using dried out washable markers. Because I have so. many. dried. out. markers. Is it just me, or do the cra-z-art caps REFUSE to go back on? Sorry, I digress. Read on for the how-to.
You will Need:
- Dried out markers-4-5 of the same color
- About 4 oz. water (ball parking it here… just fill a plastic cup about half way)
Plop the dried-out markers into the water. Leave them there for 24 hours.
That’s it! Simple, right!? And check out how cool the markers look when they come out.
I thought it was cool. 24 hours seemed to be the perfect amount of time. The colors were nice and vibrant!
Test it out and let me know how it worked for you!