There’s a little saying around my house that goes, “This is why we can’t have nice things”.
I’m sure anyone who’s ever had a young child in their home can relate. So after I found my watercolor set that had been in my nephew’s hands, I mumbled that saying under my breath.
Of course it’s not his fault. He’s 3 years old and I’d never want to stifle his creative experimentations. But when I found the watercolors completely unusable, I had to get my own creative thinking going and figure out what to use instead.
I began going through my limited art supplies and almost gave up when I saw my Tombow markers. They’re waterbased. I’ve seen YouTube videos on how people use them with watercolors.
But I hit another wall when I didn’t have the colors I needed in my Tombow set. ‘What else is waterbased?’ I thought.
Crayolas! And I had a set of the 50 colors SuperTips. Plus I borrowed back the set of 10 regular Crayola markers I had given my nephew. Jackpot! Now to test it and pray it works.