Learn how to make an easy DIY watercolor Valentine card. This cute card features a simple floral heart shape that is perfect for beginners.
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DIY Watercolor Valentine Card
- Watercolor Paint
- Watercolor Paper (watercolor cards are also available)
- Watercolor Brush (I used a round #4)
- Paper Cutter (if you don't have watercolor cards)
- ColErase Pencil
- Kneaded Eraser
ColErase pencils are my favorite to use under watercolor because they blend in a lot better than a graphite pencil.
- If you're not using watercolor cards, cut your paper to size. Cards are typically 5" x 7", so cut your paper to 7" x 10".
- Use a bone folder to fold your paper.
- Lightly draw a heart in the center of the paper. Use a kneaded eraser to remove as much of the pencil as possible. (I used a ColErase photo pencil, so it's pretty hard to see.)
- Paint small flowers evenly spaced around the heart. These are just simple 5 or 6 petal flowers.
- Add roses evenly spaced. I used my rose painting technique but got a little messier and looser.
- Next, add the greenery. I added blue branch type leaves and green leaves to the flowers.
- If there are any empty spaces, they can be filled in with small details like dots and hearts.
I left this heart empty in the middle, but you could also fill it in with more flowers or leaves. Or you could even add a hand-lettered saying.
If you need an envelope template, I have one available on my other blog. I used this template with scrapbook paper to make a matching envelope.
Be sure to check out my easy watercolor flower tutorial if you need more ideas to paint!
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