With Mother’s Day around the corner, our DeSerres ambassador Lysa Jordan has a thoughtful gift idea for the mothers in your circle: why not make a one-of-a-kind watercolour greeting card! And yes, you read correctly: you won’t need a paintbrush—only watercolour pencils and markers!
- Watercolour paper
- Watercolour markers
- Watercolour pencils
Fold your sheet of paper in half to make a greeting card.
Start with a few strokes using a light-coloured marker. Try changing your pressure to vary the style of your strokes and the colour intensity.
Create layers with other types of lines. Add some leaves to give your card a spring feeling.
Use different colours to create an interesting composition. Once your marker layers dry, you can add strokes and superimpose your lines.
After adding several layers and strokes, you can use colouring pencils to enhance your composition with a different variation and texture.
And for the cherry on the sundae, why not add a little decorative thread and a gift tag?