Well, acrylic not watercolor but the idea for this project was a way to preserve a memory. I got the idea from Young House Love. They have a nice collage of pictures and quotations in their daughter's nursery including a very cool framed canvas with her wristband from the hospital. I loved the idea of something special to preserve a very important memory.
The supplies and the design were both very simple for this project: one 5x5 canvas (on sale at AC Moore), a brush that I already had at home (originally $1 from AC Moore and used for another project), three acrylic paint colors to pick from with two used in the final project, and my most recent wristband from a hospital appointment.
When I started painting I realized that it would look a bit incomplete if I didn't paint the sides as well.
Once the dark blue was down, I thought it would be fun to add a stripe of light blue. I started and quickly realized it was not dry. Luckily acrylic paint does dry quickly (I was just a bit too eager) and you can cover up mistakes.
Once everything was completely dry (I gave it lots of time) I used a piece of painters tape to add my wristband. This is just a little placeholder until baby comes. We have a variety of silver frames to use on the wall in the nursery and this will be a very nice bold pop of color in the midst of all the frames. Now it's just a matter of deciding how to arrange everything....