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How to make a watercolour greeting card without a paintbrush

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!


Happy watercolouring!
Materials:
  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolour markers
  • Watercolour pencils
Instructions:

Step 1

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.

 

Step 2

Create layers with other types of lines. Add some leaves to give your card a spring feeling. 

 

Step 3

Use different colours to create an interesting composition. Once your marker layers dry, you can add strokes and superimpose your lines.

 

Step 4

After adding several layers and strokes, you can use colouring pencils to enhance your composition with a different variation and texture.

 

Step 5

And for the cherry on the sundae, why not add a little decorative thread and a gift tag?

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