Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards 11



We have been experimenting with watercolours since getting some new water brushes in our stockings at Christmas. I originally bought them with the intention of us taking our paints out and about with us, but quickly discovered that the kids LOVE them and they sparked lots of creative activities including these watercolour indent valentines cards.   I am a big fan of homemade cards and hope to pass that on to the children and always make the husband a card.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

These watercolour indent valentines cards are great to make with kids of all ages, as you can do some of the more tricky aspects such as the words for them or they could trace the hearts.

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How to make Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

Supplies:

Instructions for watercolour indent valentines cards

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

This worked so much better when we painted on watercolour paper.  It is more fibrous than copier paper and it is those fibres that the skewer depresses to make the indent for the paint to settle in giving the darker colour.  When I was younger we did this with the bottom of our paintbrushes!

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

Paint your colour on to the watercolour paper. Then using a skewer or the pointy end of your paintbrush to make your design.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

You can then go over with the paint again if you want more of a contrast in colour.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

Allow to dry before cutting out your painted area.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

As we were making cards, we matted the designs on to contrasting paper like we did with our art resist kid made thank you cards.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

Maxi has so much fun making these.  We have decided that we are going to do some Happy Birthday ones for friends this year too.

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

Do you send valentine’s cards?

Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards

You can find our complete Valentine craft and activities for kids resource list here

If you like these, then take a look at our Valentine’s Cards:

Fingerprint heart cards

Free print and colour cards

Washi tape heart resist cards

 

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