So far this year I've purchased 4 watermelons. Yesterday I finally split open a good one! You see two of the others were either really pink and bitter, one really red and mushy and past the prime, and in the case of one very odd watermelon, tasting like dirt. So when this one made that popping sound that happens when a perfect melon is splitting open, I became instantly happy. And for breakfast, lunch and my afternoon snack, I gorged on watermelon.
I guess it is no surprise that when I was digging in a craft supply tote looking for rope and I happend upon a bare wood bowl previously stashed away that I instantly thought of a watermelon. Truly, I had to stop myself from making other watermelon items yesterday, too. I figure, one's enough for this week :)
For this project you will need:
- wood bowl
- acrylic paint in two greens, red (or pink) and black
- larger bristled brush, smaller bristled brush
- Mod Podge matte (to seal)
First paint the inside of your bowl pink or red. I tend to prefer red but either will work depending on your preference.
Paint the outside your lighter green. I went more along the lines of a yellow green.
Take your darker green and put a small amount onto a piece of scrap paper and dip the brush in and brush away the loose paint. Dry brush the green onto the bowl in lines like on a watermelon as wide as you prefer. The lines will all meet up in the middle of the bottom.
Don't make all of your lines the same shape or thickness. Variety is the spice of life!
Take your lighter green and again dip in paint and remove excess. Dry brush a line inside of the darker line. Some you'll have down the middle, some to one side. Some will be fat, some skinny. Again, variety!
Take your black paint and small brush and paint in your seeds. You might want to practice on a piece of scrap paper if you want your size and shape to be very similar. I just went for it!
And there she is. I fully intend to search around for those little watermelon hard candies to put inside.