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I’ve designed 8 different cards that are simple to paint and quick to do. They are all in different watercolor styles and I’ve included ideas for variations on the theme and for further inspiration.
Each card is fun to paint, and you will learn some interesting watercolor techniques as you do them.
So now you can send your own handmade and hand-painted Christmas cards to those special people in your life.
The 8 different styles of card have full written instructions to download, and videos to show you how they have been painted, so you can follow along easily. And it doesn’t matter if you have little painting experience - they are easy to do and very effective.
A great way to personalize Christmas.
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|Section 1: A set of four contemporary style cards|
Introduction to the coursePreview
Take a look at some of the watercolor techniques used in painting these cards, and maybe practice them a little before you start on the cards themselves.
Paint these Christmas baubles using lovely wet-in-wet techniques
Use wax resist and digging in to create texture and shine on these holly leaves.
Wet-in-wet washes, wax resist, and digging in all are used here as techniques to create this original card.
Use a drinking straw and lots of puff to create this unique Christmas tree design.
|Section 2: Traditional style cards|
With just two colors and two brushes, paint this effective card in just five minutes.
These simple but effective winter snow scenes can be painted by anyone if you follow my step by step instructions!
These colorful nativity scenes are fun and easy to paint.
Learn how to create this really stunning card which uses a number of watercolor techniques.
I have taught painting for many years, both in adult education classes and also over the internet. Through my online courses I have taught over three thousand students to paint since 2005. I have lead a number of painting holidays in the UK and overseas, and for a short time I was an instructor with Derwent Pencils. For five years I worked in ceramics, painting large tiled wall murals to commission.
I am originally from England, but now live in southern Spain with my lovely wife and two dogs.
My interest in painting goes back to my childhood, and I have learned throughout my life the skills and ideas that have kept me in employment and which I now hope to pass on to you. I love working in watercolors, and also in oils and acrylics. Each of these requires a different way of working, but I always aim to keep my paintings lively and fresh. I always want to convey something of the heart to anyone looking at my paintings.
The exercises and painting projects in my courses have all been thoroughly tested over time and proved to work well, and I am constantly amazed at the speed at which students improve. I hope you enjoy learning with me!