Today’s post is about how to make a hand written name card using ink and watercolours.
This project was a gratitude gift for my friend at work. We help each other in our accounting work, we share beauty tips, hair color opinions, and we eat together pretzels dipped in chocolate and caramel. Last night I was thinking about our nice relationship, and I made her a little surprise: I hand-wrote her name in ink and watercolours, and framed it nicely. She was so happy today! And she made me even more happy and grateful!
Here is what I did for this craft:
- I picked up a 4 in x 6 in. frame from a craft store.
- I cut a watercolor paper from a pad, to that size 4 x 6.
- I wrote her name with a fine pencil on the paper, traced over it with Molotow masking liquid, and let it dry.
- I’ve brushed the paper with water and dropped some yellows and orange watercolours, let it dry and added some thin lines with red.
- I hand drawn a flourish on the side with metallic watercolours, then added black and red ink flourish.
- I gently erased the masking, made an outline of the letters with black Faber-Castell Artist Pen black, then filled the white with red ink using Pilot Parallel 2.4mm
- I splashed some red watercolor on the card, and framed it.
- I added a cute bow around the frame! Ta daaaa!!!