12 Days of Christmas Cards, Gingerbread House
All paints I use are M. Graham transparent watercolors. Other brands I highly recommend are Daniel Smith and Schminke.
- Azo Yellow
- Nickel Azo Yellow
- Quinacridone Rust
- Pyrrol Red
- Cobalt Blue
- Cobalt Violet
Christmas Card Painting Steps
Everyone loves making a gingerbread house at Christmas. We may say it's for the kids, but who doesn't like lining a path in gumdrops?
I begin with bright yellow gumdrops, then add some cheerful red ones.
There might as well be some peppermint wheels on the roof, too!
II'm doing the tree from frosting, so it's bright Viridian Green. I add slight variation for texture with Cobalt Blue.
I finish the rest of the candy colors with blue and yellow green gumdrops. I want all the bright candy painted before I paint the dark brown hosue.
Finally, I paint the house a dark dull brown, made of Quinacridone Rust, Nickel Azo Yellow and Cobalt Violet. I want a rich, dull brown so the candy really shows up.
Finally I just have to splatter paint it. I went for a snow effect, but you could easily splatter candy colors. I had a hard time deciding!
This should be such an easy, fun little sketch. If you want to play with pen and ink, go for it! If not, please use the free printable linked above.
Christmas cards should be fun, joyful little sketches. Don't get too serious about them. You know the recipient will love that you took time and thought of them.
Have fun with this Christmas card! It's just a few minutes, but it's all about Christmas fun and traditions. Plus, your fingers won't get as sticky as putting together a real gingerbread house!
This card only takes a few minutes so it's a quick, fun way to show someone you're thinking of them at Christmas!
Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday to All!