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.
I've also recorded every step so you can watch and create your very own Watercolour Christmas Card.
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors 36 set - 10, 54, 58, 55, 56, 57, 50, 61 & 64
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors
- Prima Watercolor Paper Pad
- Holbein Masking Pen
- Prima Planner Glue
- Jane Davenport Splat Mat
- Plastic Palette with Lid
- Liquitex Light Molding Paste
- Adhesive Size
- Metal Leaf - Silver
- Watercolor Brush or Jane Davenport Travel Brush
- Glitter or Snowflake Paste
- Coloured Card for Layering
- White Sharpie Paint Pen - Extra Fine
- Tree Stamp
- Double sided Foam Tape