Category Archives: Painting

Watercolor and Ink Cards

 

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I love how these watercolor and ink cards turned out! I needed to make thank-you cards and I had some watercolor paper postcards I never used, so these cards were made. If you don’t have postcards, don’t worry! You can just cut out a piece of watercolor paper and glue it to the front of a card made from cardstock. Another important thing is when choosing a pen to use, test it out and brush some water over top of it to make sure that the ink doesn’t run when it gets wet. I used a thin Sharpie, and it works great.

First, you will draw a design on your cards with the pen. I chose to go with simple patterns but you can do whatever you like. Plants, animals, mandalas, birds, fish, flowers, or geometric designs are some options.

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Make sure your ink is completely dry. Then tape your card to some cardboard so that the paper doesn’t buckle.

Using a big brush, wet the part of the card you want to paint first. Don’t get it super soppy wet, just damp. For the flower card, I wet only one flower at a time. With the green card, I did the whole thing at once.

Before the card dries, dab paint wherever you like on the wet places. The water will blend the colors together.

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When the paint is dry, you can untape the card and then you’re done! Comment with any questions you have, and follow my blog for more craft tips and tutorials.