I haven’t pulled out my watercolors since before the holidays—all the hustle and bustle kind of disrupted my painting groove! But I want to get back into regular painting, and a Valentines card seemed like the perfect place to start.
I decided to combine a few different techniques to make my card. I’ve been loving the hand lettering posts and tips from Amy at One Artsy Mama and though it would be a fun crafty experiment to combine her hand lettered flowers with watercolors.
And I must say, I love the results!
What you’ll need:
- watercolor paper
- watercolor paints
- pigment liner or permanent marker
How to make a watercolor Valentines card:
To start, I cut a sheet of watercolor paper in half, then folded it to create my card. I used a Staedtler pigment liner to draw the flowers and leaves and to add the “love you” text at the bottom right of the card.
Then I used watercolor paints to fill in leaves:
Let the paints dry a bit before starting on the flowers, otherwise you could end up with a muddy mess of colors if they bleed into one another!
While my brush was still full with the reddish-pink hues, I thought it’d be fun to create a light splatter effect by tapping the brush above the paper.
And that’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Are you making your own Valentines cards this year?
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