Abstract Watercolor Reverse Art

by JOANN |

Item # 522117185P31
Beginner Varies


  • Watercolor paper
  • Two 1" wood slats
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush & water
  • Letter stickers
  • Quote
  • Saw
  • Wood stain
  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
  • Hot glue gun/glue gun sticks
  • Jute cord
  • Measuring tape


  1. Place the letters on the watercolor paper in your desired quote.
  2. Make sure to press the letters firmly so they are secure and water can't seep under the stickers.
  3. Apply an abstract watercolor design to the watercolor paper. Blot away any excess water when painting over the letter with a paper towel, its best to not over saturate the stickers.
  4. Allow the paint to dry and remove the letters.
  5. While the paint is drying measure the slats to the desired length. Ours are 1/2" wider than the paper to leave 1/4" on either side. Cut the slats to length with a hand saw. You will need four cut pieces, two for the top and two for the bottom.
  6. Stain the wood with wood stain using paper towels to wipe off any excess. (Use gloves when applying stain).
  7. Once the artwork and stain is dry hot glue the slats to the front and back of the paper at the top and bottom, leaving 1/4" overhang on either side.
  8. Cut a piece of jute cord to the desired length of your hanger and tie a knot on either end. Flip the artwork over and hot glue the knots to the back of the slat about 3-4" in from either end.


  • Limit water on stickers, over-saturation can cause stickers to bubble or paint to bleed under.

  • If your paint does bleed under the sticker in some places you can always touch it up with some white paint.

  • Try to not let the colors be too light where the letters are, you need contrast so the white letters are visible.

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