send some love: diy watercolour stationary
05.06.2012 § Leave a Comment
There’s nothing like receiving some snail mail. What better way is there to brighten someones day than with some stationary made by yours truly?
Making the cards:
Start with a piece of watercolour paper, cut it down to 5.5″ x 9″ or smaller. If you are making scored cards, score (very lightly) the middle of the sheet and fold. To make note cards, simply cut the sheet in half.
Painting the cards:
This is the fun part! Gather watercolour paints and brushes, a paper towel, and two jars of water (one is your clear water for your “washes” and the other is to clean the brush between colours).
Use your clear water to paint a rectangle, by doing this you create a border for the colours you will drop in.
Play around with the colours! Let a wash of colour dry completely before adding another or try tilting the card so that the paint moves around the wet portions of the card. Add darker or lighter colours in areas – get creative.
Once the card is completely dried you may need to place it under a pile of heavy books to flatten it out.
Personalize and send:
I added text to my cards using a set of letter stamps I picked up at Anthropologie.
Since I’m obsessed with kraft paper, I was very excited to find these envelopes from the M by Staples line of mix and match stationary.
Don’t forget to seal it with a kiss!
P.S. Why not make some matching gift tags?
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