This is the first year I have made Christmas cards. I’m not sure why I tackled it, but since I have spent so much time and energy on them, I decided to blog about it. I even photographed the process. I also scrapped the first twelve I made and started over because I didn’t like the plain background. Funny thing is the whole time I made the cards, I thought about production art and Andy Warhola. I like to say Warhola rather than Warhol. Kind of like calling someone Samuel instead of Sammy. I am still planning to see his exhibit in Charlotte, but it’s best if I wait until January. December is just too hectic right now.
Step 1.Gather supplies, white greeting cards, decorative papers, watercolors, brushes, sponge applicator, rubber cement, scissors, masking tape, waterbase sealer, salt, mill board, cardboard or other heavy board.
Step 2.Prepare a watercolor wash. Tape card onto mill board and cover with watercolor. Sprinkle salt onto wet paint. Set aside to dry.
Step 3. After card has completely dried, gently rub salt off using a tissue. Carefully remove tape.
Step 4. Cut decorative papers into desired shapes. Glue onto card using rubber cement. Rub off excess glue after it has dried.
Step 5. Using a sponge applicator, apply a coat of waterbase sealer over the entire front of card.