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12 Days of Christmas Cards, Christmas Door

2020-12-01

Paint a beautifully decorated Christmas card door for someone you love this Christmas!

Christmas card door
Paint a beautiful Christmas door for someone you love!



Materials

Cards

Strathmore 105-210 Watercolor Cards, Full Size Cold Press, 50 Cards & Envelopes

Pigment List

All paints I use are M. Graham transparent watercolors. Other brands I highly recommend are Daniel Smith and Schminke.

  • Azo Yellow

  • Nickel Azo Yellow

  • Pyrrol Red

  • Quinacridone Red

  • Cobalt Violet

  • Viridian

  • Quinacridone Rust

DIY Christmas Cards

Fun Stuff!

Noodler's Black Waterproof Fountain Pen Ink - Bulletproof,3 ounce
Red, White and Blue Fountain Pen from Latitude Pens Christmas Card pdf

Click to get free Christmas Card pdf!


Christmas Card Painting Steps

Before you paint on pen and ink, always make certain your waterproof ink is dry, otherwise it will bleed muddy black into everything! Give it one day to dry, minimum.
Christmas Card Door

Start with some bright, cheerful pyrrol red and quinacridone red for the ribbons running around the door..

Christmas Card Door 2

Use nickel azo yellow with quinacridone rust for a touch of bright brass accents on the door.




Christmas Card Door 3

Viridian Green with Quinacridone Rust to darken and dull it makes the perfect green for the garland. Vary the greens a bit for more interest and depth.

Christmas Card Door 4

I use cobalt violet dulled with nickel azo yellow for a few shadows, adding depth to the door frame.
This is a good stopping point if you like.

Christmas Card Door 5

Finally I paint the door itself in a deep, muted red.

Christmas Card Trees

Final card, ready to send!

I hoe this Christmas card inspires you to paint gorgeous Christmas cards of your own this year. I can't wait to see what you paint!

Merry Christmas and have a very Happy Holiday Season!

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