Friday, December 7, 2012

DIY weekend! Homemade holiday postcards

What is more delightful than receiving holiday cards in the mail? Add a personal touch to your season’s greetings and create artistic, one-of-a-kind cards with your children. Here's one you can make at home. All materials are easily available at your local art or hobby stores.
My go to supply shops in New York City are Blick Art Materials and Michael’s. Have fun!

Whimsical Watercolor Postcards


What you’ll need:

Pencil
Watercolor set
Paintbrush
Water cup
Fine point black ink pen





  • Step #1: Brainstorm ideas on the theme of “Winter”. Using pencil, draw your imagery.
  • Step # 2: Once the image is complete, use a fine point black pen, such as a Sharpie, to re-draw the lines. Erase any excess pencil marks.
 

  • Step # 3: Begin painting with watercolor. Allow to dry.



  • Step # 4: Write your personal holiday greeting.
  • Step # 5: Head thee to the post office for some holiday themed stamps, place the postcard in the mailbox, and smile because someone is going to be so happy to receive it!