Quick & Easy Watercolor Valentines.

February 11, 2013

To be honest I wasn't quite ready for this week to start. Jake and I didn't get much of a weekend. Jake was off being a zombie all weekend (literally). He left early every morning and didn't get back until late. And since it was just Pixel and I at home I decided to be productive and do some much needed cleaning around the house. It sure didn't feel like a weekend.

So when I woke up this morning the last thing I wanted to do was get right to work. Instead I decided to do a little relaxing watercolor in preparation for Valentine's Day. We had guests make these same cards at our Shop/Social event on Friday too. Everyone really loved doing them. I ending up getting too busy during the party and didn't snap any good photos of the event. So since I don't have those to show you I thought I could at least show you some of what we did.

you will need:
  • watercolor paint
  • paint brushes
  • white crayon
  • cup of water
  • blank cardstock cards
  • envelopes

Easy peasy, right? If you're in even more of a hurry, you could always print out these mini valentines.

Julep did a version of this project but instead of using cards they created an abstract art valentine. Brilliant!


  1. I think I'm going to make my own Valentine too because sometimes the cards in the store just don't say the right thing, you know?!

    The watercolors are very pretty!! =)

    Let me guess Jake is an extra for Walking Dead right? =P


    1. Homemade are always the most special!

      Lol, no Jake's not in the Walking Dead. But good guess. It's close. He was the main zombie in a zombie comedy series for a large website. I'll be sure to post it when it's up.

  2. what brand water colours are you using? also very sweet cards :)

    1. Talens Watercolor pan set. This exact one: http://www.dickblick.com/products/talens-watercolor-pan-sets/

  3. I remember using white crayons and watercolors this way as a kid. Who knew the same method makes such elegant and simple valentines?!

  4. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.