DIY Painting Holiday Cards
Written & Designed by Jennifer Refat of craftic.com.
Why don't you try finger painting some holiday cards with your kids this holiday season? Super simple but super fun, the little ones will have a blast and you'll have adorable cards to give out! Plus, I'm sure your family and friends will agree that handmade holiday cards are much sweeter than the store bought ones! Just make sure to use washable paint so there's no ruined clothing or furniture.
Since acrylic paint is fairly opaque, you can layer any color on top of each other.
This tutorial uses the dabbing method of using a bit of paint on a finger tip and dabbing the paper to create designs.
Each cardstock sheet will make 2 cards. Take cardstock sheet and fold vertically in half and cut along fold. Fold each half horizontally and now you have 2 blank cards to work with.
Place acrylic paint on paper plates for easier access. Cover entire work surface with a plastic fabric like a table cover so the mess is contained :)
To make the wreath card, start with making the outer ring in one shade of green. Then, layer on a second ring in a darker shade of green. Finally, add the red bow.
To make the Christmas tree card, start with painting the trunk. Layer on the leaves and finally add the ornaments and the star at the top of the tree.
To make the snowflake card, start with sketching 3 lines intersecting so you have the basic 6-sided star shape to work from. Layer on shades of whites and blues to create different snowflake patterns.
Leave cards to dry overnight. Once they’re dried, write a note and sign it and share it :)
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