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Happy New Year 2018: Move and Learn

Quick Watercolour Christmas Card

Can you all tell I've been having a complete blast making Christmas projects lately!  It seems everywhere I turn there is another idea for a new project - must be the Christmas sparkles inspiring me.  Today I've created a simple Christmas card with a water coloured background, a little stamping and a foiled Christmas sentiment.  You can grab the yummy goodies I've used from Lulu Art of course!  The steps are fairly simple, so let me show you how to create this quick and pretty card.


Tape off the edges of your watercolor paper and draw on some snowdrift shapes using a holbein masking ink pen.


Use Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to lightly colour the snow drifts and add a darker  wash for the sky.

Once the background is dry, remove the masking ink and stamp some trees using watercolor paint as the ink  - let this dry thoroughly.


Add molding paste through a stencil(you could leave this white if you like for a subtle look) - me I went with silver!


Use a white sharpie marker to add splatters of paint across the background, to looks like stars in the night sky.


Paint adhesive size over the molding paste and wait for it to become tacky, then add silver leafing over the size.  I also added some size to the top of each snow drift and covered it in glitter for some extra sparkle.


Brush off any excess foil and scruff up those edges with a distressing tool, before mounting onto some backing card.


Your finished card is elegant and ready to send.

I've also recorded every step so you can watch and create your very own Watercolour Christmas Card.