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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)

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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Card Making Part 1: Watercolor Card Covers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using a flat brush, wet the surface of your paper with clean water.
    Materials: (left)Watercolor paints (middle) Paintbrushes (left) Watercolor paper

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Card Making Part 1: Watercolor Card Covers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put any color paint on your brush and brush horizontally from the top to the middle of the paper.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Card Making Part 1: Watercolor Card Covers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Clean your brush and apply another paint, brushing horizontally from the bottom up and blend the two color washes together, lightly brushing into the other color.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Card Making Part 1: Watercolor Card Covers - Step 4
    Step 4

    - 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

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Card Making Part 1: Watercolor Card Covers - Step 5
    Step 5

    - 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

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