I think the holidays have to be the best time of the year to check the mail. I love receiving Christmas cards from friends and family – it’s one of the only times of the year that I get lots of actual mail – you know that paper kind.
Watercolor Homemade Christmas Cards Supplies:
- Watercolor paper.
- Darice watercolor paint set.
- Darice brush.
- Darice bone folder.
- Masking tape.
- Coarse salt.
- Darice A2 kraft envelopes.
- Darice washi tape.
Step One: Begin by turning your watercolor paper into cards. One 9″ x 12″ piece of watercolor paper will make two cards. Cut the paper into two 5.5″ x 8″ rectangles. Use your ruler and pencil to measure and lightly mark the midway point along both 8″ sides on the wrong side of the paper.
Step Two: Lightly trace out your desired word or design onto the card using a pencil. I printed out “joy” and “noel” in bold fonts, and then traced them onto the card. If you have a lightbox, that would work great, but if not a sunny window works just as well.
Step Three: Tape the card down to your work surface leaving a border around the edge of the card front. Use the watercolors to fill in the negative space. Try blending different colors to create different effects.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.