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Christmas Tree Card

2017-11-24

Paint a beautiful Christmas tree for your Christmas cards. This Ink and Watercolor Wash is incredibly easy. I even give you the ink drawing in a printable pdf so no drawing is needed!
Ink and watercolor Christmas tree card.

Paint a beautiful Christmas tree this year for your Christmas cards!





Materials

Cards


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Pigment List

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

  • Nickel Azo Yellow

  • Pyrrol Red

  • Viridian

  • Quinacridone Rust

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


PDF of Christmas Tree Card

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Christmas Card Painting Steps

Christmas Card Tree 2

I started painting with the presents. Just some nice splashes of nickel azo yellow and pyrrol red. This might be a good opportunity to use some gold watercolor paint - I always plan to buy some for Christmas and forget.

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 Tree 3

Next, I squiggled in the greenery, mostly with viridian. I painted 2 washes of viridian, returning to the top of the tree and adding the next layer for darker contrast.



I choose to paint this card rather formally for me. No splatter painting anywhere!

This should be such an easy, fun little sketch! If you want to play with pen and ink, go for it! I think you'll love the Hunt Drawing Nib and sumi ink. It's a lot of fun to do.

However, if you're feeling a little overwhelmed, just print out the tree on cardstock or one of these watercolor cards and you're ready to go with a relaxing afternoon project!

Whichever method you choose, have fun!


Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday to All!
Jennifer Branch







Christmas Tree card finished!

I'm starting with wrapping the presents! Where will you start?



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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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