I have admired Art Trading Cards for years, amazed at what some dedicated artists can create on the very small 2.5″x 3.5″ format.
MATERIALS
• Watercolor paper
• Paper cutter
• Black Sharpie marker
• Liquid watercolor paint
• Crayons
• Old phone book papers (for house collage)
• Gelli pens
• Various markers
• Misc stencils
DIRECTIONS
PREP: Cut watercolor paper into 2.5″ x 3.5″ cards.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING: Draw image with marker and fill with watercolor paint.
WATERCOLOR BLEED: Paint part of a rainbow and let colors bleed.
WATERCOLOR + LEMON JUICE: Paint background, add drops of lemon juice. Let dry, dab.
WATERCOLOR RESIST: Draw with a crayon and cover with watercolor paint.
WATERCOLOR + SALT: Paint with watercolor and sprinkle with salt. Rub off when dry.
WATERCOLOR COLLAGE: Paint old phone books, let dry, and cut into a collage.
MARKERS + STENCILS: Use a marker to fill lots of lines inside a stencil.