As always, I’m planning on making most of my Xmas presents and cards this year. It’s thrifty, better for the environment (if you’re recycling/up-cycling) and it’s more personal. I’ve started off by making a bunch of cards for family and friends. I’m usually really anal about how I make my cards and they are usually all the same or a variation of a theme. This year, I thought I’d be more playful with the way I approached the task. I grabbed a big bundle of my art and crafts stash and some old Christmas cards and just started to sticking, cutting, gluing and glittering. Here’s what I came up with.
I started by drawing a few Christmassy images and colouring them in with watercolour pencils. I brushed water onto them so they looked more painted.