Are you looking for a way to brighten up someone’s day even if you can’t see them in person? Why not send them a little happy mail! You can print out some photos, add a little paint to the photos, and write a special message on the back. BOOM! You’ve just made some one-of-a-kind watercolor photo postcards.
WATERCOLOR PHOTO POSTCARDS
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO WATERCOLOR PHOTOS
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HOW TO ADD WATERCOLORS TO BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS
To learn how to add watercolors to black and white photos, just watch the short video above or scroll down for the instructions. Visit my YouTube channel for plenty of other creative videos.
Watercolor Photo Postcards
- Start by choosing some black and white photos and scanning them or editing your existing digital photos into black and white.
PicMonkey is an easy, free online software for photo editing. There are also several smartphone apps that will allow you to make digital photos black & white.
- Print those photos onto glossy paper using your printer.
Print the photos out four to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet or onto individual 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ cards.
- If you have printed multiple photos to a sheet, cut those photos apart.
You can use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut the photos apart.
- Add your watercolor paint to your palette, and begin adding diluted watercolors to certain areas of your photos.
- Be creative and try different techniques on the same photo.
- After the photos dry, add a special note, the recipient’s address, and a stamp to the back of the card.