Watercolor Cardmaking Technique: Simple and Cute Balloon Birthday Card
A personalized birthday card is a great testament of your love. In this tip, I'll show you how to make a simple and cute birthday card with the use of watercolor!
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Sketch out balloons using your pencil. If you don't feel confident drawing straight on paper, you can use some tracing paper for your sketch.
Then, get a nice thin watercolor brush. You can now start building up some really vibrant colors. As for me, I'll be using purple. Just let the watercolor build up a little bit of pigment around the edge. Make sure to stroke with nice and light water in the middle, but lots of lovely pigment around the edge.
Just a tip, I highly recommend moving your paper and as you move it around, you'll have a lovely steady grip and eventually you'll know which angle really works well for you.
Another thing to note is to wait for the balloon to completely dry before you color on the next one. The colors will bleed in together and you don't want that to happen. Let one dry and build over the top of it.
Once you're happy that they are completely dry, you can start moving over to the ones that are going to join it. Just find your pencil line, follow it and paint directly over the top. If it is completely dry then it won't mix, it will just layer up. It will definitely look fantastic and realistic!
Next thing to do is to completely let the colors dry. They've come out beautifully and I really love that!