Est. 2011

February 1, 2012

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DIY watercolor valentines

Happy February, friends! Yesterday, I had some fun with watercolors and made a few simple Valentine’s Day cards.  This DIY made me feel artistic (and you’re seeing the extent of my painting abilities) because I can paint words, crooked lines and hearts.  Yeah!  This would be a great DIY for kids or the artistically challenged, like myself. Enjoy these simple DIY watercolor Valentines!

To make your own watercolor valentines, all you need is the following:
– watercolor paints and a jar of water
– white card stock
– a paintbrush
Then just go crazy with some unmeasured stripes.  That’s really all it takes.
Also, I have to give credit where credit is due.  The love card was completely copied off of Christine Wisnieski‘s beautiful “love” card, and the red stripe card was inspired by these gold striped cards from   Rifle Paper Co (I’ve been drooling over these for a while).
Have fun with painting!
till tomorrow,
Rebecca
  1. You know, I haven't painted with watercolor in ages but this makes me really want to! The little hearts are too sweet.

  2. Charity says:

    Excellent. Your art skills are very beautiful. 🙂 Thank you for sharing. And I was wondering if I could share this DIY on my blog. I would only use one photo and then a link and a little explanation of the project. Would that be ok?

  3. Kyla says:

    Ohh, these are so adorable! Handmade cards are always the best. I love how simple these are, with just the pop of red 🙂

  4. Rebecca says:

    Charity – of course you can share this on your blog!! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  5. Sooooo pretty! I will be attempting something like this soon! 🙂

  6. Anna @ IHOD says:

    Rebecca these are beautiful! Will pin to remind myself to make some!

  7. sherri lynn says:

    These are beautiful! So simple but really pretty!

  8. These are so sweet and totally achievable!! Thanks for the DIY inspiration!

  9. very cute! good job rebecca! 🙂

  10. These are so simple yet so pretty! I used to putz around with watercolor and cardstock in high school all the time. Perhaps I'll break the paints out again to make some of these cute Valentines 🙂

  11. I love these! I've actually been thinking about doing something like this 🙂

  12. These are great! Such a nice simple design for valentines. P.S. I've been drooling over those gold striped cards from Rifle Paper Co. too!

  13. this is too cute!!! love, love, love – can't believe how simple this really is! gotta give this a try! (oh, and i ADORE your blog! i could spend hours on here!)

  14. Nicole says:

    thank you for bringing a DIY to the table that doesn't take 43 steps!! these are so classy and simple and anyone you give them to is going to feel so so special that you did something handmade! also, i like how far ahead you're doing the valentines ideas – this kind of game takes strategy and planning 😉

  15. What gorgeous cards! I just love the teeny hearts!

  16. so cute!! I'm inspired and need to break out the watercolors!

  17. Shoko says:

    WOW, I love these. Totally inspired.

  18. Gorgeous! I absolutely adore watercolor but have never considered trying it myself. This looks fun and easy enough! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  19. Chantel says:

    Ha, now here is a painting project I can attempt! Just my skill level!

  20. these are darling! Valentines are my favorite! and now you reminded me I need to finish mine 🙂

  21. Emily says:

    super, super cute and not too expensive. I will be making these for sure!

  22. Love. <3. My favorite is the one with the stripes!
    j.

  23. I love these!!! I wish I could make them. My hands do not follow directions from my brain. But I guess I could always say my kids made them. 🙂

  24. nooffbutton says:

    This is a beautiful idea! And simple enough for the little one's to do! Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. I love this tip and shared on my blog. Checks there:

    http://rafaribeiiro.blogspot.com.br/2012/06/daqui-e-dali-21.html

    Kisses and hugs. With love, Rafa.

  26. Nicole says:

    thanks for this great idea! i remembered it today when i had a girlfriend over and we had so much fun making simple, beautiful cards like these! i definitely imitated your stripes and cursives – and they look fantastic! thank you so much for posting this great creativity!

  27. Anisa Anash says:

    These are very simple and elegant. Just perfect for people like me who don't have the greatest artistic talent! 😀

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