I have secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) always wanted to be a watercolor painter. I don’t know what it is about watercolor painting — the way that the colors run and soak into the paper is just so fascinating, isn’t it? And lucky for me it’s forgiving, because you can kind of pretend to know what you’re doing even if you’re a total newbie like me. High five. If you have secret watercolor dreams too, I’m here to tell ya that you can totally tackle it! I recently took Creativebug’s watercolor holiday card class and was whipping out brushstrokes like a pro in no time.
We’ve talked about Creativebug before, and if you missed it you have to catch up. If you’re a DIY fan or a maker, it’s a brilliant idea for trying out new projects or techniques. For a few bucks a month you can have access to their library of how-to videos, and learn all kinds of stuff! You can add classes to your own personal library so they never expire, and you can download the app and watch from anywhere. New classes are added all the time, and the instructors are top notch. I had the pleasure of working with a few of the teachers at a conference this year and this gang takes “making” to the next level, y’all.
We already had our Christmas cards printed up, but I wanted to hand paint a few special cards to go along with gifts, so the watercolor class was perfect. I kept kind of stressing out about getting it just right (hello, Type A creative!) but as it turns out, you kind of can’t go wrong with watercolor. The little wreath painting is a total snap, and you could probably even do it with kiddos if you wanted to have a crafternoon together. I especially love the little patterned liner that Courtney teaches in the class. Custom painted cards and liners? How fancy are we, you guys?!
And one more word to the wise: if you’re a maker with like-minded friends, Creativebug has a December special where you buy one year membership and get a free one to give as a gift! You could go in together with a pal, or surprise somebody with DIY magic that’ll last the whole year. Truly, I love the gift of creativity, and this is the perfect way to give it.
So whaddaya think?! Would you be more likely to try out our image transfer gift wrap, or paint up some holiday cards? I think I’m planning on tackling a woven tapestry next – anybody wanna take the class together and trade notes? Let’s make something! xoxo
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