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Dragonfly Card

Make a hand-painted birthday card for a special family member.

Approximate Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • 9.8 inch x 6.9 inch light brown striped cardboard
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  • 5.7 inch x 4.3 inch white cardboard
  • one foam dragonfly (available from scrapbook wholesalers)
  • 24 inch pink florist ribbon
  • student watercolors set with 12 colors, you will need blue, green, yellow, and orange from this set
  • acrylic paint in two colors: Blush Pink Pearl and magenta
  • thin paintbrush
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • pair of standard scissors
  • quick-drying glue

Instructions:

  1. Fold the light brown striped cardboard in half to create a card 6.9 inches x 4.9 inches; use the ruler to make the fold neat and smooth.
  2. Turn the 5.7 inch x 4.3 inch white cardboard so that the 5.7 inch sides will be at the top and bottom.
  3. Using the watercolors, start by painting a design on the white cardboard. Start with the water, and ensure that the paint is applied darker towards the sea-line, as to create depth.
  4. Using green watercolor, as well as a combination of yellow-green and yellow-orange-green, add reeds to the edge of the water.
  5. At the bottom of the reeds, add small flowers with the acrylic paint in two colors: Blush Pink Pearl and magenta.
  6. Paste the dragonfly above the water.

By BessieBessie from Pretoria, Gauteng

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August 10, 20110 found this helpful

Very nice idea for a card for any birthday or just a thinking of you everyday

card. Write any message you'd like to say inside to make it appropriate.

Thank you for sharing.

MisMachado

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you! :-)

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