Monday, November 17, 2008

Easy Watercolor Christmas Cards

Question: Hi Susie, I'm a beginning watercolor student and would like to paint my own Christmas cards this year. What suggestions would you have for a beginner who would like to paint something simple but something that expresses the beauty of Christmas?

I think that receiving a hand painted greeting card is so special! I have some Holiday card suggestions on my website that should give you some ideas for painting simple cards. For beginners (and kids) I recommend easy shapes such as those you might find for making cookies. Try painting a wreath or a stocking, a gingerbread man, Christmas tree, star etc each can be as simple or ornate as your imagination allows. Add a border. Dare to dream!

Here is a link to my free Christmas Card Ideas
and here's a link to my Winter Landscape Cards with patterns and instructions
and you can find some additional tips on my watercolor tips pages

Have fun painting your cards! Keep them simple and I know you can do it!

Merry Christmas!

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