You can make beautiful splattered paint cards and gift tags on blank cards or watercolor paper. Cards are easier to make than paintings because you don’t need a painted sky or background. I also love the look of the spattered paint flowers on a white background in a frame.
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A video showing how I splatter my paint and some FAQ can be found here.
After trying a lot of brushes I found this one works the best.
I used Strathmore Watercolor Postcards and Strathmore Deckle Cards. You could even make your own cards out of card stock or 140 pound watercolor paper. Working on the watercolor paper if you get a blob or splatter of paint you don’t like. Let it dry completely then use an exacto knife or something with a sharp point to scratch it off.
It’s important to keep the back of the cards clean during the splattering paint process. I placed each on a paper towel and and held the edge of the paper towel to move the card from the painting area to a safe place to dry.
Card made from 5 inch x10 inch watercolor paper folded in half.
These 4 x 6 Postcards would even look nice in a frame.
I used scraps (2″ strips) of watercolor paper for the gift tags. I painted them first, then scored them and tore them so they would have a torn edge look. The strip with the purple flowers I sprinkled clear glitter on the paint while it was still wet. It gives it a fun sparkle without detracting from the flower colors.
Happy Splattering! The possibilities are endless!
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