12 Days of Christmas Cards, Mittens

2015-11-20

Warm and cozy mittens are a heartwarming present for the holidays. Send them with a watercolor painting card!

DIY Christmas Card mittens watercolor painting

Warm mittens are fun and easy to paint!

This card should only take a few minutes to paint!





Materials

Cards

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5" x 7" Strathmore Watercolor Cards

Pigment List

All paints I use are M. Graham transparent watercolors, except white gouache. Other brands I recommend are Daniel Smith and Schminke.

  • Nickel Azo Yellow

  • Quinacridone Red

  • Maroon Perylene

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Pthalocyanine Green

DIY Christmas Cards Materials

Fun Stuff!

Dip Pen and Ink for Christmas cards.

Pen and Ink

Dip Pen Holder
Dip Pen Nib, Hunt Drawing Nib #99
Zig Cartoonist Highly Opaque Pen Ink, Black

Christmas Card Painting Steps

Christmas Card Mittens 1

1. Start with maroon perylene in a rough sketch of the shadow areas.

Christmas Card Mittens 2

2. Drop in some quinacridone red to brighten it up. Splatter paint with pthalo green and both reds. Let it dry.





Christmas Card Mittens 3
Before you use pen and ink, always make certain your painting is dry, otherwise it will bleed muddy black into everything!

3. Scribble some with pen and ink. Don't outline everything, just a bit.

Christmas Card mittens watercolor painting

Isn't this a fun one? In a really loose sketch like this, put on some cheerful Christmas music and let your brush dance with the music. If your brush is dancing, your strokes will be relaxed and much looser. Don't worry about details at all. You can always add them in, but I promise you less details and more suggestion makes a much better Christmas card.

Now you have some warm and cozy mittens to give someone special a warm hug for Christmas!


Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday to All!
Jennifer Branch



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    Disclaimer: Jennifer Branch Gallery is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Most items can be bought multiple places. PaintingWatercolor.com is supported by affiliate and advertising links.
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