I’m not sure about you guys, but I’ve got spring on the mind – and winter isn’t even over yet! While we wait for the snow to melt and the temperature to rise (at least, here in New York) I thought I’d make a set of colorful DIY watercolor note cards inspired by warm weather. There’s something so relaxing about the way the colors blend together on paper. Keep reading for five different ideas for handmade note cards!
Artsy DIY Watercolor Note Cards Supplies:
Trim the paper down to your desired size. My note cards measured 4″ x 6″.
Brushed Note Card:
Step One. Load the paint brush with your first color, adding just a little bit of water to keep the brush fairly dry. This will let the bristles bring out that “brushed” look.
Step One. Paint a few rows across the note card, leaving white space in between.
Step Two. While the first color is still wet, repeat with a second. Don’t be afraid to overlap the colors – this is how they will blend
Step Three. Repeat with a third color. Now if only all lined paper looked this pretty!
Chevron DIY Watercolor Note Card:
Step One. Paint a few large “V” shapes onto the entire width of the note card, leaving white space in between.
Step Two. Add a second color in the white spaces.
Corner DIY Watercolor Note Card:
Step One. Paint a few diagonal lines in two (or all four) corners. Again, leave white spaces in between.
Border DIY Watercolor Note Card
Step One. Paint straight lines along the perimeter of the note card.
Step Two. Add a second color right along the inside border.
Let dry, and you’re all set to send some colorful, happy mail!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.