Mona Lisa Coffee Filter Portrait

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.

Mona Lisa 11. 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


Mona Lisa 22. IMPORTANT: Place filter on plastic.
Dampen with a very wet paper towel.
Dab liquid watercolor paint around as desired.
Overlap to blend colors.


Mona Lisa 3

3. Let filter dry. Iron with warm iron
to make the paper really flat and crisp.