How to Make Personalized Watercolor Stationery
Craft one-of-a-kind stationery for a one-of-a-kind mom. This thoughtful Mother's Day gift is fun and easy to make.
- (10) sheets of 6" x 6" watercolor paper
- (10) 4.3" x 5.75" envelopes
- watercolor paints
- small watercolor brush
- watercolor palette
- white gel pen
Choose a watercolor set that includes five colors similar to these: red, orange, yellow, magenta and burgundy.
Measure + Cut Stationery
Cut each sheet of watercolor paper to 4.25" x 5.5". If you have a tabletop paper cutter/trimmer, use it for this step. If not, scissors, a pencil and a ruler work fine. Just be sure to measure precisely and cut straight, even lines.
Create Watercolor Design
Set out your first blank card, watercolor paints and watercolor palette. Add water to your watercolor palette, and begin by wetting your brush. Then, dip your brush in magenta paint. Make a wavy, diagonal stroke in the upper left and bottom right corners of the card. Add more water to your brush if you’d like to lighten your strokes. Then, completely rinse out your brush. Repeat this process with red, orange and yellow paints, extending your design inward with each color. Just be sure to leave plenty of white space in the center of the card.
Complete Watercolor Design
For more color saturation, add a couple small strokes of burgundy paint to each corner wherever you see fit. Then, rinse your brush in water. To complete the design, brush your wet, clean paintbrush across any painted areas that look choppy or disjointed to blend them more evenly. Repeat the entire process with each card, and allow them to dry completely.
Hand-write Mom’s name in the bottom right corner of each card using a white gel pen. Tip: If the cards’ corners curled up after drying, stack them between heavy books overnight to flatten them.
Pair With Envelopes
Pair the cards with envelopes before packaging and gifting them.