God Bless America and all those who have sacrificed to make and keep us free! To celebrate Memorial Day 2019, why don’t you make an EASY watercolor greeting card to share with loved ones and friends? You can use any watercolors you have on hand, even Crayola brand. It makes a great project for anyone, even for kids. If you don’t have anyone to give a card to, you can turn this into a decoration for an event by using larger pieces of watercolor paper or even a canvas.
Watercolors are so versatile. You can create beautiful gradients with just one color by adding a little more water each time you lay down some color. Or you can kick it up a notch by using less water to create very saturated, vibrant, and shiny colors on your card. I experimented and did both with these cards, and I also used three different shades of red and three different shades of blue. Check out the video below to see how it’s done. The supplies I used are linked below the video (I am an Amazon affiliate).
One word of caution, in order to prevent the colors from running together and making shades or hues you don’t want, be sure your wet colors don’t come into contact with each other unless you want them to. On this card, you’ll need to let the blue section of the flag dry before adding the red to prevent the red and blue from mixing and forming into purple.
Supplies I used (I am an Amazon affiliate):
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE
Colors I used:
Rose Madder No.34
Rose Madder Deep No. 36
Ultramarine No. 64
Turquoise Blue No. 62
Indigo No. 67
Canson Mix Media paper 98lb: https://amzn.to/2JS8847
Sakura Micron Pen: https://amzn.to/2YFLr7C
For the brush pens: there are so many on the market to choose from. I really like the Zig memory System I have, but they are expensive. I have the big set which I will link for you below, but I also link the newer brushables which come in a smaller quantity, and cost less.
Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers: https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2
Zig Brushables: https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2M9Hkzo
Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering Workbook: https://amzn.to/2Yzh2rw
Kelly Creates Black Brush Pen Set: https://amzn.to/2WmtsWf
Stampendous (alternative to the ones I used): https://bit.ly/2JDdukD