Welcome! My name is Heather Joy. My passion for being creative began earlier than I can remember. I love all things involved with home decor, vintage, fabric, and paper. Through blogging, I hope to inspire you to craft.
For the past few months, I've been more and more intrigued by watercolor. It's definitely trending among most of the blogs that I read. I've never been much of a drawer, but what I love about watercoloring is that you don't need to be a good drawer in order to produce beautiful work.
Over the past weekend, I've been playing around with techniques. I really liked painting in stripes and learning how to control my brushstrokes.
If you'd like to make these, it's super easy! I picked one of my favorite color combos: blue and orange.
For this project, I used cover/card-stock weight paper. You could use water color paper, but I found that this paper works really well too.
Using a round paint brush, paint lines from one color unto your paper. Don't worry about straight lines, or different thicknesses. One tip on thicknesses: if you hold your brush low to the brush, you'll have a thicker line. If you hold farther up toward the top of the brush, you'll have a thinner line.
Allow the paint to dry for 30 minutes.
Using a bone folder to smooth the fold, makes a crisp and clean fold.
I love the left over stripes and decided to use them to decorate the outside of the envelope. I used a glue stick to glue these on.
For this card, I also painted a new page, then cut the 8.5x11 paper into two rectangles in order to fit the front of an A6 fold-over card.
I hope that this inspires you to pick up a paint brush and make some watercolor notecards. Have fun with all sorts of color combinations! If you make them, send me a photo, I'd love to see them!