Make one-of-a-kind greeting cards with floral borders
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|Here's how you do it:
Use good watercolor paper.
Cut to size. Fold it in half.
Tape the paper to the board, opened flat, with a piece of tape across the
center of the paper at the fold line. This creates your white border around
the painting which you will paint on the front of the card. Also helps the
painting to be flat when it dries.
Use an oval to guide your area inside the floral border. Draw a light pencil
outline of the oval to help you keep your painted flowers in am oval
Begin with stems and leaves. This helps you see where you will place your
flowers on the stems. Leave empty spaces where the flowers will be painted.
Let leaves and stems dry.
As you paint the flowers, while paint is still wet, drop a tiny bit of darker color
in the petals or the center. This adds dimension and interest to the finished
Let paint dry.
Remove tape from around your painting.
You can write inside the oval, or add a photo inside. Slip a piece of white
paper cut to size inside and write on it. Your recipient is apt to want to keep
the painting, or put it in a frame, so keep the letter separate. Be sure to sign
your name on your greeting card painting! It is original artwork!