For Mothers Day this year, I thought about what I could give to my mom that is something she will appreciate and think of me every time she sees it. Then it dawned on me…*A RECIPE!*
By now, it’s common knowledge that my husband and I enjoy cooking and started this blog. We thought it would be fitting to put some of our favorite recipes together for a unique gift that comes from the heart. But, we didn’t know how to give a recipe as something that felt like a gift. So…
We teamed up with OOLY to bring some recipe cards to a whole new level! They are stylish, handmade, and make a perfect gift that is useful and goes a long way with a mother that appreciates thought in her presents.
Heres what we did: first, we bought these recipe cards. We loved the stock of these recipe cards. They are thick, sturdy, and designed in a clean simple manner. Perfect for adding your own splash of color to.
Next, we used the Chroma Blends travel watercolor palette from OOLY. What is particularly special about these water colors is that you get to fill your own water to your brushes in a water reservoir, and squeeze the water through the brush tip and then you are ready to paint!
What I particularly liked about the travel watercolor palette was all the different variations of brush technique you can use depending on how wet your brush is and what type of paper you paint onto. In my case, I was using a wet brush on dry, very porous paper, which gives it the look I was going for. It comes with a round tip brush and a flat tip brush, allowing you to execute some really unique designs.
So, after painting several recipe cards, and then filling them with our favorite recipes, I tied it together and put a little tag on it. I hope my mom loves using our recipes, and even more, likes the beautifully painted colors that OOLY products make possible!
The Chroma Blends Watercolor Brush Markers are equally as fun, and my daughter loved using them with me! Regular watercoloring will never be the same again.
The next item on our to-do list for the upcoming Mother’s Day was to make a little card for my mom (I had my toddler help me out with this one because, lets me honest, everything she does is cute!).
I painted a green flower stem and then had her paint and press her hand three different times (pink, green, and yellow) to be the flowers to complete the art project. She was all about this! Anytime there is paint involved, she’s excited!
After completing our hand painting project, we moved on to letter tracing. Maybe I am just biased, but I am SO impressed with how well she is doing with her letter tracing. Here, I used the Pastel Liners Dual Tip Markers to do my dotted letters for her to trace.
Finally, I gave her some Perfectly Permanent Double Ended Markers to trace the letters to make the phrase Happy Mothers Day! How cute?