New Year, new you, right? Well make it a little easier (and prettier) to achieve your goals with a watercolor magnetic resolution list! We create one every year to hold us responsible for a top 5 and the best part is you can make it for you, friends and family to hold each other accountable.

Materials

  • 1 watercolor set (any brand will work!)
  • 8.5×11 watercolor paper (one piece of paper per list)
  • 1 pack of magnets
  • 1 small bottle of tacky glue
  • 1 Sharpie pen
  • 1 medium watercolor brush
  • 1 glass of tap water
  • 1 straight edge ruler
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • paint blot (paper towels will do)

Instructions

Open your watercolor set and sprinkle droplets of water on the colors you’ll be using. I always add a small amount to all colors– I never know what colors I’ll use! Set aside.

Starting with one sheet of 8.5×11 watercolor paper, measure a 6″ x 6″ square with your ruler. Once marked, cut out the square. Next, take your watercolor paintbrush and submerge in to your tap water. Cover your entire square with a light coat of water. This will ensure your color coverage is even and loose. Once you’ve selected your colors, start adding strokes of different colors across your paper. If you’re making multiple, work on them all at once so you give each sheet some time to dry before adding a second layer of color.

Once your sheets are colored in, set aside for at least 5 minuets so they can completely dry (or grab a blow dryer!). When your sheets are dry, take your ruler and Sharpie pen and draw out your numerals on the left, writing lines in the middle and name of you or friend at the top. Have fun with this portion– there is no wrong way to add these elements!

When you’ve inked in your numbers, lines and names the last step is to glue on your magnets. Make sure your sheets are dry before doing so, apply one magnet per sheet and glue on the back side near the top.

And that’s it! Now you’re ready to start writing out your resolutions and can place anywhere that will hold a magnet. Our always lives on the refrigerator– so when I crave a late night snack, there’s always a reminder right in front of me.

Good luck!

//TMI

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