This is a quick, easy , and very affordable way to make placemats to dress up yourTurkey Day Dinner table.
Step 1: Supplies
white drawing paper
watercolors, brushes, water
color mounting paper
(I like to use a color sharpie to add accents)
I used a scanner to create multiple images, then a color xerox and a laminator
Step 2: Draw
Begin to draw your idea on the placemat in pencil, I like to use an autumn theme
Step 3: Marker
when you are happy with your pencil drawing re draw the lines with waterproof marker.
Step 4: Finish marker
Finish entire design with the marker
Step 5: Watercolor
enhance your artwork with watercolor, perhaps you have a theme or color preference?
Step 6: Scan
I scanned my drawing and then printed it on a color xerox. Print enough for your number of dinner guests.
Step 7: Mount and laminate
Mount your color xerox on a slightly larger piece of color paper. I like to laminate the placemats, they last longer, your guests can take them home.
Step 8: Time for the Bird!