Sunday, June 27, 2021

4th of July post card - Patriotic water color tutorial

Fourth of July patriotic water color card tutorial

I started with my card front  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. 

I sketched out a box in the top left hand corner that was 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

Using a red water color paint, I painted 4 stripes leaving 3 white in between. They are about 1/4 inch wide.

I then skipped about 1/4 inch then did three more red lines. I then used some little tree stamps and stamped them at the bottom. Making sure that some of the trees covered the bottom of the "flag"

I then used some blue water color paint to paint the left hand corner.

I then splattered the "flag" with red and blue water color paint.  

I then took black paint and painted over the trees and the bottom to make the trees look like silhouettes. 

I made it mixed media by splattering white acrylic paint for the stars and I took red colored pencils and doodled on the red lines. 

I finished it off by doodling with a white gel pen. 


I was inspired by post on Pinterest HERE.


  1. So very beautiful and love the steps to its creation.

  2. What a great backdrop for the tress MariLynn - loving your 'flag' background!
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