It’s possible to make really brilliantly colored paintings without expensive watercolor paper.
Start with liquid watercolor paints, and paint on coffee filters, which hold the color amazingly well.
1. Print out one Mona Lisa template for every student.
Iron 9″ coffee filters to make them flat.
Tape one to the front of each face.
Trace and color with a black Sharpie.
• View and download Mona Lisa PDF template
3. Let filter dry. Iron with warm iron
to make the paper really flat and crisp.