The Christmas atmosphere is finally starting to be felt 🎄 and especially in Grenoble you can see the snow-capped mountain peaks ❄ ❄ ❄
To get in the mood I decided to share the steps of creating a series of my Christmas watercolors that are easily done without needing to know how to draw!
So? Want to try making your own greeting cards?
- Masking tape ( Washi )
- Masking fluid ( Pebeo type)
- Brushes (a damaged brush to use the masking liquid, a large flat brush , a size 6 watercolor brush or other depending on the size of your drawings)
- Watercolor (extra-fine Sennelier for me)
- 300gr watercolor paper
- Silver and gold pens ( FABER-CASTELL Pitt Artist type)
- White gouache
Image 1. I arrange the masking tape according to the desired pattern
Image 2. I apply the masking liquid (drawing gum - Pebeo for my part)
Image 3. For the first tree I chose to make multicolored lines with a slight spacing between them so that the colors do not mix.
Image 4. For the second tree I use the wet-on-wet technique (see steps 5 and 6) after letting the patterns that I had drawn with the masking liquid dry.
Image 5. I uniformly wet the entire surface of the paper that I want to color with clear water.
Image 6. I apply the different shades of blue by touches, letting them mix together thanks to the water on the paper.
Image 7 and 8. Once the watercolor has completely dried, I can remove the masking liquid, which brings out the white patterns that I had drawn at the beginning.
Images 6 and 10. I can remove the masking tape.
Image 11. I added details with markers (silver and gold)
Image 12. I diluted white gouache paint with water and I made drops by tapping the soaked brush above the drawing to obtain a "snow" effect.
Here is the result: a pretty unique card to add a sweet word to your Christmas gifts 🎄 🎁💗