She began by folding the paper in half to make a card.
Then, on the outside of each card, she used the white candle to draw designs on the white paper. She needed to press rather hard with the candle as the thicker the wax on the paper, the better the result.
When her cards had dried, she once again used the candle to draw on the inside of the card. She discovered that if she held her card just so in the sun, the wax shined her writing back to her.
This page will be left, unpainted, for the recipient of her Valentine to paint themselves… K’s design will magically appear before their eyes… ooh, how amazed they’ll be!
I’ve been eager to do some relief painting with water color paints, too. Super fun!
My kids love to do relief paintings. I’d never thought to make secret admirer cards with them. What an adorable idea!
we’ve done this before with crayons, but the candle adds a certain air of importance or something…and for valentines – what a great idea!!
What a fun idea…to leave the inside for the receiver to paint!
This is cool, I used to use dye instead of paint,it worked real well, but the child needs an apron as the dye stains Cheers Marie
It’s so fun to use waxy crayons and watercolor. I did some paintings this way some years ago. They are some of my happiest and most exuberant! Beth
A lovely idea for Valentines day. We too have started all our crafting for the special day. I would love to make these with the children..
A happy day to you and your little ones.
What a great idea! My LO is a bit young to appreciate this yet, but I will certainly give it a go.
As long as i can remember, my mother always received a card signed “Your secrit admyrer” :)
Ooh, I love this kind of painting. There’s something really satisfying about the wax resisting the paint wash, I think.
The secret message element is lovely :o)