Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Watercolor Easter Cards

Sometime last year I became a tiny bit obsessed with watercolors. I wanted so badly to try them, but the local class was $84, with $100 worth of supplies. It seemed like an investment I wasn't ready to make. A few weeks ago I decided to get some cheap supplies and just try to see if I liked it. $15 later and I was set. I decided my first project would be greeting cards for Easter. After brainstorming I came up with these:

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The eggs were cut with my Silhouette Cameo. One of the best features about the Silhouette Studio (software program for the Silhouette) is the "Trace" feature. I can take any picture and trace it and have a shape for free. I found an egg shape online and saved it. Then I opened it in Silhouette Studio, used the trace feature and had a free shape!

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I used watercolor paper and dug in! While the eggs were drying, they curled up, but with glue they stayed down on the cards. I love how the watercolor looks like dyed eggs! This was a fun, simple project and perfect for my first time with watercolors!

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Did you send anything fun for Easter? 

1 comment :

Brave Brooke said...

We got ours today! PB will be so excited to get her egg soon. She loves them. Thank you!

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