We all want to make something really special and one of a kind for dad for Father’s Day. Last June we made these SUPER RAD DAD posters for our beehive dads, they were a big hit in the studio and again at home. We use 12″ x 18″ matte board, you can also use any card stock or heavy weight paper. I love using  paper stencils, an easy hardware store find… they usually come in two sizes and I often mix them up and use both. Watercolor resist (oil pastel and watercolor paint) is a favorite technique that we use here to create these posters. 

– stencils
– matte board
– pencil
– sharpie marker
– oil pastels
– watercolor paint and brushes
– paper towel
1.  Stencil your message with pencil and outline the letters with a sharpie. 

2.  Draw with oil pastels… play with color groups or patterns or just go nuts with lots of color.

3.  Paint over the oil pastel with the watercolor paint. The areas where you haven’t used the oil pastel will absorb the paint and the areas with the pastel will resist it. Have a paper towel nearby to dab up the excess paint. Too much paint can dissolve the paper. 
4. Let your poster dry 
5. GO find your super rad dad !!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This