Free Watercolor Maps

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  August 14, 2013 — 4 Comments

I found the coolest thing on Pinterest last night–a website where you can view a watercolor map of any location. I’ve been playing around with saving watercolor images of areas that are important to me. It’s not really set up to easily save and print the images. If you right click and save you only get a relatively small chunk of the overall image, and if you printscreen + crop there’s a little too much stuff cluttering up the display to really get a sizeable area, but I still got some fun images and if you were really dedicated you could probably save a bunch of the smaller squares and fuse them together somehow. Anyway, onto the pretties:

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The images above are all of areas near our home–our neigborhood, the lakes nearby, etc. The ones below are of LSU, which is only a few miles away.

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lsu watercolor

Cool, huh? I really think that third one would be a fun way to acknowledge school spirit without being all WOOWOOPURPLEANDGOLDFORLIFE! I might even print it out on some cardstock and frame it. This next image is Lake Ponchartrain, including the Northshore (where Nick and I are both from) and most of New Orleans.

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And this one is of the whole region–New Orleans, the Northshore, Baton Rouge, etc. That white squiggly line is the Mississippi River.

south louisiana watercolor

I think the most interesting pictures are ones with some water, but if you live in an area that’s landlocked maybe there will be some more interesting terrain–mountains or something–to jazz it up a little. If you want to play around with it you can check it out here.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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4 responses to Free Watercolor Maps

  1. What a watercolor day! You could print these maps and label with watercolor letters with instructions from here: http://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/learn-how-to-paint-watercolor-letters/

  2. Thank you so much for this link! Not only that I love maps as well as watercolours (what a grand combination!), this also might be a wonderful solution for decorating our hallway.

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