Cute watercolor cards!
The first in a three-part series of making cute watercolor cards! They are so easy to make and are nice, pretty gifts for friends and family. My interest was sparked when I watched a couple of videos about it on YouTube; though, the way the tutorial was done was very time consuming and unaffordable for me because she used die-cuts and stamps and all that stuff. I'm not telling you "don't use it", but not all people own those materials. I wanted to show you how to make them easy and cheap.
Inspiration for the project include:
- KWerner Designs (card making)
- Shayda Campbell (floral designs)
- Salt is a nice finish to any drawing because it makes a pretty snowflake pattern. Make sure the paint is still wet when you add the salt.
- When a painting is almost dry or still wet, you can flick clean water onto the surface and it creates a larger pattern than the salt
(Left to right) Salt only, water droplets only, salt and water droplets
- Fineliners are another addition to a dry painting. You can draw florals and foliage onto the paper. Another thing you can do is use the fineliners before you paint and then paint over them. I use Sakura Pigma Microns pens because they are waterproof.
- (left)Pigma Micron florals on salt (Right)water droplets