How to Make Watercolor Cards
Beginner | 23 min 30 sec
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Learn how to make simple watercolor cards that you’ll enjoy making just as much as your friends and family will enjoy receiving. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates how to create elegant motifs using watercolor and simple brushstrokes or how to use a stencil to apply watercolor if you feel intimidated by the medium. Learn how to personalize your cards with a family photo and make photocopies to create an entire set of handmade cards. Finally, add that same personal touch to your envelopes by making an envelope liner using the same photocopied watercolor technique.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 8 ½” x 11” sheets of watercolor paper
  • 8 ½” x 11” sheets of cardstock or pre-made blank cards
  • 8 ½” x 11” sheets of decorative paper (if mounting photos or using for envelope liner)
  • 8 ½” x 11” sheets of photocopy paper (if using photos or making an envelope liner)
  • Envelopes
  • Photos (optional)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Stencil (Courtney uses a Mylar stencil featuring a bird motif)
  • Repositionable spray mount adhesive
  • Watercolor paints in a variety of colors
  • Watercolor paintbrushes
  • Jar of water
  • Paper towels
  • Photocopier
Learn how to:
  • Cut and prepare cardstock in a variety of traditional card sizes
  • Hand paint  motifs using watercolor
  • Paint motifs using a stencil with watercolor
  • Incorporate a family photo on your painted motifs
  • Photocopy and scale your work to create a set of watercolor cards
  • Add a festive watercolor lining to the inside of a mailing envelope
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to use watercolors to create an entire set of handmade cards
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Barbara Lehn
great! Thanks!
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Jen B
beautiful, quick and easy!
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Maxine Composto
Detailed explanations and demonstrations. Easy to understand and follow directions. I came away thinking "I can do this!"
November 6, 2022