Make a Watercolor Using Your Own Photos…

Don’t hate me…I just returned from paradise. I was fortunate to be on a Hawaiian vacation for nine days with Honey Bee. I will be sharing more of my trip with y’all in later posts. Today, I wanted to share an App with you…I know it sounds crazy, but stick with me.

When we were on one of our long flights, I was browsing with my IPad and I did a search for “best new apps”.  Luckily, for me I discovered Waterlogue among the listings. This is an awesome and fun application that will turn your own photographs into a watercolor painting…cool, right? I was so excited because I thought timing was perfect – I could turn some of my vacation photos into watercolors. I was more than willing to pay the $2.99 purchase price and try it out. Check it out below…top photos compared to transformed photos:

Sunset in Waikoloa, Hawaii:

Hawaaian sunset in Waikola, HI

Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!I have always loved watercolor art. It is so free-flowing and pretty…but I always make a mess of it. I love to paint – but don’t always make the time to do it.  My hope was that this App would be a wonderful solution for me. Little did I know how addicting it would be!!!  Seriously, I was lost in time transforming my own photos, saved photos and snapping photos in my house. I couldn’t stop! You just wait…you have been officially warned :)

Mai Tai’s at sunset at Hula Grill in Waikiki:

Mai Tai at Hula Grill in Waikiki, Hawaii

Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!

 

Parrots at Waikoloa, Hawaii

Colorful parrots ins Waikola, Hawaii

Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!

My very last photo in Hawaii – Honolulu palm trees swaying in the beautiful blue sky:

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Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!

I honestly think an investment of $2.99 was totally worth it. This is just my personal review of this App and I really think y’all will like it – so I wanted to share it with you on our blog today. The application is very user friendly and is a little bit like Instagram, if you are familiar. After you download the App, all you have to do is:

  • Look for the little camera icon and press it.
  • This takes you to your Camera Roll, photo Stream and Instagram photo albums
  • Select a photo
  • Use the different filter options and play with the different features until you are happy with your watercolor art
  • Press the heart on the right and see the options for saving your artwork.
  • Don’t become addicted :)

Here are some converted watercolors from previous photos from our blog:

Jennifer’s adorable cottage in the Atlanta snow:

Cute Cottage in Atlanta in the snow

Painted in WaterlogueUse your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!My super cute dog, Starbuck:

Easy to sew Christmas dog collars for your favorite pet. Would be a great gift for anyone with a dog :)

Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!Vintage Cookbooks:

Collection of inherited vintage cookbooks...This is just a sampling. Most of these are Betty Crocker cookbooks from the 1950's and 1960'sUse your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!Handmade Valentines:

Handmade Valentines...couldn't resist using the cute bee, burlap flower, stamps and car stock

Use your own photos and create watercolor art using Waterlogue App - so fun and easy to use!!

I hope you have found this post to be helpful. Let me know if you decide to use this App and what you think of your watercolor art creations!  We can be addicted together…enjoy!!!

Comments

    • 2 Bees in a Pod says

      Hey Grace,

      I am working on doing this now. The photos that I used were from my camera and my IPad. After I converted the photos with the Waterlogue App, I was able to save the watercolor back to my camera roll and to photo stream. Printed on plain paper, the water color looks good.

      I hope this helps, and if you have any more questions, please let me know!

      Good luck…
      Vicki @ 2 Bees in a Pod