Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

watercolor valentine's day card

From the resist of the waxy oil pastels to the beautiful watercolor wash, you can create a creative Valentine's Day card for your sweetie.
Step 1

Draw on your watercolor paper with white oil pastel to create the "resist" design.
TIP: The watercolor paint will resist against herever you draw with with the white oil pastel and it will remain white (or if you use a colored oil pastel, the color will remain).

Step 2

Use your paintbrush to add water to a color in your watercolor set and mix it until you have a wet puddle of paint. Now, paint onto your card as desired. Let dry.
TIP: Try a new technique! Here are a few ideas:

  • Create an ombré pattern starting dark at the top and going to lighter at the bottom simply by adding water to the paint on your card as you work down to make it lighter.
  • Paint stripes, chevrons, polka dots or anyother design you wish.
  • Simply add water to your brush and draw some hearts onto the watercolor paper. Drop in some watercolor paint colors into the watery heart shape and let the water wick the color.
Step 3
Cut out your design into a heart (or any desired) shape and attach it to your kraft card with dimensional dots (or a glue stick).

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