Impress your loved ones with an easy watercolor card that is handmade! This easy-to-follow guide will show you how to create a beautiful card in just a few steps.
I’m making this Easy Watercolor Card today for Mother’s day, but you can customize it for any occasion you need. Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique to create something handmade to gift to your loved ones. Make sure to check out these 8 Handmade Mothers Day Cards Ideas
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What you will need:
- Watercolors or Watercolor Markers. Today I’ve used the Tombow Dual brush pens color numbers 126, 847, 993, 761 and 526
- Watercolor paper or Prescored Watercolor cards: Today I trimmed down a piece of 9 by 12 inch Canson XL Series Watercolor Paper 140 Pound watercolor paper and folded it to create my own watercolor card. I have also used these Strathmore watercolor cards that are pre-made and come with matching envelopes and I LOVE them too!
- Oil-based black pen: I am using the MONO twin permanent marker here.
- Paintbrushes: A round no 6 paintbrush
- Masking tape
How to make Easy Watercolor Cards
How do you fold watercolor paper for cards?
For best results you will want to use Watercolor Paper or Premade Watercolor cards. Here I’m using a sheet of Canson XL Watercolor Paper that measures 9 by 12 inches.
- Trim your watercolor paper in half widthwise. One sheet of paper will make 2 cards that measures 4.5 by 6 inches
- Fold each half sheet in the middle
- Press down and score the fold line using your finger or a bone folder
- Your watercolor card base is ready!
How do you Paint easy watercolor cards?
Step by step tutorial showing you how to make an easy watercolor card for your loved ones
Total Time: 20 minutes
1. Write your Sentiment
Start your Easy watercolor card by writing the sentiment using an Oil-based pen. Since we are planning to watercolor on top of this, it is important that your black pen won’t bleed with water- read more in this How to use Watercolor and Pen together Post.
2. Tape down your card
Next, tape down your card using a low tack masking tape. I like how tape creates a thin white border around the edge of the card. This also helps your watercolor card dry flat and prevents the paper from buckling or warping too much.
3. Paint your flowers
I’m using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens here to paint Easy Watercolor Pen Flowers, I applied the color where the center of the flower would be. Then I dipped my paintbrush in water and dragged the marker color to form petals.
Have fun and paint your messy, loose florals now! Repeat this process with different colors, so you can fill up the entire card. Peel off the masking tape when done.
Easy watercolor card YouTube
Enjoy this tutorial that shows you step by step how to paint an Easy Watercolor Card https://youtu.be/spGP315W0t8
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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you learnt something from this tutorial, do share this post with a friend or on social media! Tag me @smithakatti #smithakatti I’d love to see what you create!
Is there a video of this I can view, please? The IG video link isn’t working. Is there a youtube video of this project? I could not find it on youtube. thank you.
Hello Susan! Thank you for your comment. I just updated the post with a new Youtube Video. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Crafting!
Thank you, Smita. It is such a beautiful design. I can’t wait to try it.