Watercolor Resist Harry Potter Quotes

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Learn how to use this awesome (and totally easy!) watercolor resist technique to make amazing artwork like these fun and colorful Harry Potter quotes! Make your own or download and print our free printable watercolor art quotes!

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A long time ago, before I had children, the Harry Potter craze had just hit the world, and ALL of my friends couldn’t stop talking about it. The world of Harry Potter seemed so entrancing and wonderous that I made a vow right then and there that I wouldn’t read a single Harry Potter book until I could read them for the first time with my children. People told me that I was crazy to wait so long, but it was definitely the right decision.

Now that my boys are ages 10, 9, and 5, we started reading the Harry Potter series earlier this year, and we have fallen in love with it. It’s every bit as exciting and fantastic as I imagined it would be, and there is something incredibly special and magical about discovering the world of wizardry alongside your children! We’ve only worked our way through the first three books so far, but we’ve already started compiling a list of our favorite scenes, quotes, and quips.

This year, now that I’m finally in the HP know, I’m joining my friends for Happy Harry Potter 2016, counting down the days until Harry Potter’s birthday (July 31st). To celebrate Harry Potter, I decided to surprise my boys and make some artwork for their play room using watercolor resist and their favorite quotes.

LightTracer Watercolor Prints

Start by placing the black and white printable quote on top of the LightTracer, using washi tape to secure it in place. Turn on the light box. Top the quote with a piece of watercolor paper, and use washi tape to secure it in place as well.

Making a Watercolor Resist Quote

Dip your small paintbrush into a bit of dish soap, and then blot it dry (this will make clean-up easier later on!). Dip the brush into the masking fluid, and paint over the black lines of the printable. Allow to dry for about 10-15 minutes. While it is drying, clean the remaining masking fluid off of the brush with lukewarm water.

(Note: if you are great at freehand lettering, you could probably skip the light box and just paint the quote on your own, but I prefer to use the printed paper as my guide!)

How to Make Watercolor Art with Resist

Gather your watercolor supplies, and gently wet the watercolor paper.

Watercolor Resist Harry Potter Quote

Paint the entire page with watercolor paints, and allow to dry completely.

Unmasking a Watercolor Resist Artwork

When the paint is dry, peel off the masking fluid to reveal the bright white letters underneath. Ta da! It’s so easy peasy that you’ll want to make a bunch of them!

I love the way that these watercolor quotes turned out! Just in case you love this idea, but you’re not interested in making your own, I’ve made these available for you to download and print!

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My boys requested a blue and green version of this library quote from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as well, so here you go:

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I couldn’t resist adding one more quote to the mix! This is one of my most favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

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What’s your favorite Harry Potter quote? Leave it in the comments, and maybe I’ll paint it next!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing.. I really love the blue/green background.. Is that something you can share? without the words.. I am guessing this is actual watercolor you did with the words masked but I still wanted to check.. Thanks

    1. Thanks, Suja! It’s just a digitized version of the actual watercolor that I created with the words masked, so unfortunately, I don’t have a copy without the text.

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