Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How To Make An Attractive MerCard With Vibrant Colors

This attractive MerCard is painted with vibrant watercolors . The hand-drawn detail is enhanced by a touch of glitter.  This is just the thing for that special water sprite in you life that needs a pick-me-up.
~ Mermaizing ~
Step 1: Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4x6".  Draw a mermaid tail. 
My first try, as you can see, was quite wobbly. No worries. With an eraser that all changed.
 Step 2: Paint scales on tail with watercolors. 
A stencil helps separate colors, but dots can be painted for a similar effect.
 Step 3: Use Best Glue Ever to trace the lines between the scales. Dust card with glitter.
Step 4: Add sentiment to the card front.
I hand lettered mine with water colors. If you aren't so sure of your handwriting use stamps or Tiny Type.
Step 5: Punch corners with decorative punch.
Step 6: Attach Card Front to 6.5"x 4.5" card base.
I used thin strips of Best Glue Ever. As you can see, no warping of the cardstock!
This hand made card is as much a work of art as it is a paper craft. Don't stress about getting the colors or lines exact. Just enjoy the process.

Stop by the ScraPerfect Blog for more ideas!
Watercolor Paper:Artist's Loft
Watercolors:Close To My Heart
Corner Punch:Kreaxions
Glitter:Martha Stewart

Scrap On!


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