How to Paint a Globe Watercolor Tutorial for Kids

How to Paint a Globe Watercolor Tutorial for Kids


Hi guys welcome back! For today’s video
we’re going to show you how we used a stencil to create this globe and then be
sure to watch all the way to the end because we’re gonna turn that design
into a t-shirt! I’ve got this stencil here- it’s by DecoArt. I’ll include the
link in the description but really all you need is any kind of adhesive stencil
in a circle shape so we’ll just open this up. Okay so you can see it’s a clear
adhesive stencil we’re actually going to cut this part out for Ansley and then at
the end of the project she’s chosen the words “what a wonderful world” that we’ll
stencil on in gold and since we only have one stencil today for my earth
project I’m just gonna trace a circle with a bowl. Okay so let’s just cut this
out carefully avoiding the letters because
we’re going to use those afterwards. Ok we’ll save that for later, and then let
me just peel the stencil off. Okay so putting it on the paper we have to be
kind of careful- did not get it straight! Okay now on this edge I’m going to put a
little tape down just so we don’t accidentally paint past that circle. That’ll help protect the paper on this
side. This way we’ll keep our paper safe, you don’t have to worry about it as much. Pretty good. And then for mine if you
don’t have a stencil this is a little bit harder way to do it but it’ll still
work. I’m just gonna trace the circle and then when I paint I just have to be very
careful not to go past the edges, that’s all. Okay are you ready to start painting?
So for this project we’re gonna do something called the wet-in-wet
technique and that is where you wet the paper first and then you paint over the
top of the wet paper, and so we’re just gonna choose whatever colors we want.
We’re just gonna make our our globe shape just beautiful and colorful. I
think Ansley’s chosen yellow, green, this beautiful rose red, and a blue color.
I think I actually need to spray your green so it’s wet, and I’m actually
going to try to do a rough blue earth shape with North America and South America
in my circle but you can do it however you want and I think it’ll just look so
pretty. Okay are you ready to start? So start by putting water in your circle. For this project it is important to use
high quality cotton watercolor paper. If you try to use something that’s less
quality the stencil might actually tear the paper up as you remove it and also
you just won’t get the same dispersion of paint, the same wet and wet look that
we’re going to make, so make sure you’re using high quality cotton paper. Yeah, I
think that’s good, so you can start dropping some color in, and when you use
multiple colors Ansley remember to wash your brush in between colors. Took
her a lot less time than me because I have to be careful around my edges and she doesn’t. It’s so fun seeing how the paint just blooms and explodes on the wet paper. Oh yeah when you mix yellow and blue that’s what will happen so if you want a pure
yellow make sure to really wash your brush well. We have this really clean
water you can use too if you need to. If you don’t have a stencil like I don’t
have a stencil you do have to be very careful around the edges. That’s the nice
thing about that adhesive stencil – you can create a perfect circle without
worrying and it’s just a really fast process painting on that. If you want to
spread out your paint a little bit you can if you take a clean wet brush you
can actually spread it out a little bit or you can take droplets of water and
add those in to create a fun effect. There’s all kinds of things you can do. That’s okay the stencil is protecting
your paper. I’m adding some green now to suggest my land masses. It is a very rough
interpretation of the earth, definitely not perfect. I’m making mine more of a globe looking
creation and Ansley’s almost looks like a galaxy, doesn’t it? So now you can paint this part in if you
want to do the part that has it holds up the globe. Yours is so colorful, I love it! Should we stop and let it dry? Yeah. Okay.
Okay our globes are dry so we can remove the stencil now. Let me just very
carefully unpeel it. Do you want to do this part along with the tape? Oh look at
that it looks great! Uh-huh very good Okay now we’ve got our lettering that
we’re gonna put on top of our globe- just making sure- I think that’s pretty much
dry. All right so I’ll help you center it on there. We want it all in the globe. All
right Ansley’s got “what a wonderful world” and I’m gonna put “Explore” on mine
right in the middle. Okay now we both have our CraftSmart pens- these are just
gold and silver paint pens- and we’re going to trace in the stencils to create
the lettering on our globes. You ready? Now these are pretty permanent,
so yeah Stencils are such a great way to be
creative and to make something beautiful without having to worry about drawing because
sometimes the drawing part can be a little intimidating, right? That’s true-
lettering is a really hard thing to do perfectly so stencils are amazing for
that. They can make you trace the letters good. That’s right! Good, alright, here’s the cap and you can
take the stencil off, see how it turned out. Oh no mine bled a little bit! Whoops.
Maybe yours turned out better, let’s see. Yours looks great!
The letters are perfect! No you did awesome! Look at that. That looks super
nice. So in the next part of this video I’ll show you how I take these designs-
I’m actually just gonna take Ansley’s design- and we’re gonna turn it into a
t-shirt design! Okay so what I’ve done is I’ve taken Ansley’s design and I’ve
scanned it in my scanner and if you don’t have a scanner at home that’s okay
you can actually take your project to FedEx or Kinkos or some place like that
and they will scan it for you and also retouch it, too, if you need it and place
it on a thumb drive and make it any file type you need. Generally you’ll need a
jpeg of your image to upload to your t-shirt company so I just have mine open
here in Photoshop and I’m going to knock it out so it’s completely on a white
background. Again if you don’t have Photoshop or if a FedEx or Kinkos is not
available to you you can actually hire someone online through websites like
Fiver for super cheap to do this quick retouch
work for you. But in order for it to look good on a
t-shirt you do need to make sure that your image is prepared.
Okay so I’ve isolated Ansley’s design on a transparent background I’m going to
save it two different ways I’m gonna save it as a PNG- first we’ll
call it Ansley’s globe and save it as a PNG. I think I’ll just save it on EmilyOlsonArt.com.
Save that, and then I’ll also save it as a JPEG. Okay so now that my file is touched
up and saved, looks pretty good, so we’ll head over here to Printful. ‘m going
to use this website to order and print Ansley’s design on a t-shirt and I
think we’ll just go with this we’ll go with this kid’s Jersey t-shirt. It’s got
some pretty good reviews and comes in a bunch of different colors. Let’s do age six
years maybe the light pink – see how that looks.
And let’s start designing. All right so it says upload file, you can use your
own design, so we’ll do that, start with my PNG file, just grab that and there it is.
We’ll choose that and you can see it puts it inside of the t-shirt for you so
you can preview that. I think that looks really cute on the pink. You can
move it around if you want- if you want it off the side a little bit- I think I
want mine right in the center, just center the globe right there in the
middle. It says that our print quality is good everything looks good so continue
and then you just enter your information and hit calculate shipping and order it!
And I’ll show you what it looks like on Ansley. Ta Da!
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