Watercolors have been on my list of things to try for a long time. I so was inspired by this project and finally decided to pick up a set and try it out.
Project: Watercolor Mother’s Day CardWhat you’ll need: watercolors, paintbrush, white card (I used an A2 card, 4.25x 5.5), cup of water, scrap paper, and some embellishments (I just use whatever I have on hand- more on that below)
Time: 1 hour
Before I got started on the card, I practiced on some scrap paper to get a feel for painting with watercolors. When I was ready, I painted on my card starting with red and fading to yellow. Then I let it dry and the paper curled a little. So I put the card under a few heavy books to flatten it out. Embellishments: I used used my silhouette to cut out the Happy Mother’s Day circles, but you could use letter stickers or print out the text. I also used some craft bakers twine, enamel dots, and my sewing machine for some stitching detail. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could hand stitch some detail on the card or just leave it off all together. I made two other versions but this one is still my favorite!
If you haven’t tried watercolors yet, I definitely recommend it. They are cheap (my set only cost $5 with a coupon) and the possibilities are endless.
Happy (almost) Mother’s Day Mom!