12 Days of Christmas Cards, Christmas Door
Paint a beautifully decorated Christmas card door for someone you love this Christmas!
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
- Quinacridone Rust
Christmas Card Painting Steps
Start with some bright, cheerful pyrrol red and quinacridone red for the ribbons running around the door..
Use nickel azo yellow with quinacridone rust for a touch of bright brass accents on the door.
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.
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.
Finally I paint the door itself in a deep, muted red.
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!