02 Dec Art For Kids | How to Create a Bauble Christmas Card
Hi …I’m Ali Hargreaves and I’m the tutor for Ready Steady Paint
Fancy making a Christmas card?
Prepare a sheet of paper with exciting colours and patterns
You will need a plain piece of card and any materials you have available eg paints, glitter pens, Christmassy collage bits like sequins & stars etc and glue, (If you are already a member of Ready Steady Paint you will have loads to choose from……how about Brusho and your metallic pens etc)
Think about your colour scheme
Fold the card in half and then start painting, drawing, collaging etc. You might want to think about a colour scheme. I have stuck to blues and turquoise to give a Wintery look.
Start adding watercolour
Include some Brusho
Then I added turquoise Brusho. If you don’t have Brusho…use more paint or inks.
Splatter with Ink
I splattered it with white ink. You should use any wet ink or paint for this. If you have silver or gold..use that! Just load your brush and knock it gently against something like another paint brush handle until you get splatters. Watch out…this technique can be a bit messy!
Create patterns in your work
Add acrylic paint
Once it was dry, I added acrylic paint curvy lines across it. (If you don’t have acrylic paint, you could use felt pens maybe?)
Add some glitter for festive sparkle
Add sequins or other items
I added sequins with glue and more pen work. What could you add?
Cut some circles out of another sheet of paper
Now get another piece of card or paper. (You could use coloured paper or even paint it yourself!) Draw three circles onto the paper – I drew round some lids – and cut the circles out.
Attach this to your card
Hope you’ve had fun? Have another go with different colours and art materials. You can make every card special for different people in your life. Use their favourite colour.
Remember to let us know how you get on and send us photos of your cards… we’d love to see them!