Wouldn't it be so cool to have a kit made out of your crafts? Watercolor artist Laura of Bright, Bold and Beautiful recently launched a DIY watercolor card kit with Darby Smart, the makers of those fun DIY subscription boxes that provide you with everything you need to create your own craft projects. I got to try my very first DS kit with Laura's project, so I thought I'd share what I did.
Here's what the box comes with: A set of 10 watercolor cards, a color palette, watercolors, and paint brushes.
To make the cards, all you have to do is create a design with the filament. Luckily, it's not totally invisible, so you can see what you're working with. Then let it dry and paint on the color. Afterward, peel the clear parts off to reveal your design.
My mom always used to draw these flowers on everything, so that's what came to mind for my first card. Not being very pro at watercolors or painting, I didn't get too experimental with the colors.
You can find a short tutorial on the DIY process here.
While waiting for my cards to dry, I got a little crazy with cursive, dreaming up a few simple header ideas...
Now back to the cards. I love mixed media, so I immediately thought of these cute note cards I had and attached them with washi tape.
I ended up making a few different designs, but I still like the flower best... Despite my stunning cursive blog logo on the bottom right (not!). The best part is that the kit comes with 10 cards so you can repeat the DIY quite a few times, and I'll be trying more ASAP. By the way, the text shows up really well in person, even on my yellow background. I can never seem to get photographs just right. Such is life.
Thanks to Laura for letting me try out her Darby Smart DIY Watercolor Kit!
Let me know if you snag a box for yourself.