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Watercolor Cards Made Simple

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Enliven your cards with dreamy watercolor effects! Learn techniques to create gorgeous backgrounds and enhance your stamps, die-cuts, stencils and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Steaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Deepti Malik
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn step-by-step techniques for creating stunning watercolor cards with expert guidance from cardmaker and designer Deepti Malik. First, learn how to control your brush to achieve various watercolor looks you'll love. Then, learn how to apply striking color to your card base with two techniques, and incorporate stenciling, stamps and fun splatters into your cards for eye-catching detail. With both watercolors and inks, Deepti will help you confidently create ombré or gradient effects, apply multicolored, vibrant washes and even learn how to use watercolors to add shading and dimension to beautiful images. Plus, add dynamic touches to your cards, from a starry sky to a foamy beach, and learn how to create striking effects with color glazing. Finally, discover how to use household items to add cracks, speckles, cuts and more to your cards, for unique results sure to delight and amaze!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Mastering Brushstrokes
Meet card designer Deepti Malik and learn how simple it is to become a watercolor artist! Find out how different card weights, brush sizes and palette shapes can help you get the best results. Then, Deepti introduces you to a few brushstrokes that create gorgeous watercolor effects!
2. Applying Color: Flat Washes
3. Soft Gradient Backgrounds
4. Bold & Colorful Washes
5. Beautiful Watercolored Images
6. Dynamic Watercolor Effects
7. Textural Watercolor Techniques

Taught by

Deepti Malik
Deepti Malik
Deepti Malik is a professional paper artist, card designer and popular blogger. Her career began as a marketing and business development lecturer at an institute in India, but she soon found that her true passion lies in paper. She started a paper crafts blog in 2013 and hasn't looked back. Today, she is a designer for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Stamplorations and The Mixed Media Card Challenge, and has won several hundred card challenges herself. Additionally, she designed a successful line of stamps, called Dee's Artsy Impressions, for Stamplorations.

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