(Hey there, do keep on reading since there is a free printable at the end)
Okay so by no means can I call myself an Artist.
I’m just a regular girl with a degree in business hence calling myself an “Artist” is a far cry.
But making these Hand Painted Summer Printable Postcards did make me feel like an accomplished Artist. I might be going a bit overboard with the “artist part” but literally if you are anything like me and can’t even draw a straight line to save your life, you can still make these beautiful postcards.
There is still hope for people like us!
Since summer is finally here, why not make these postcards with your kids or in general if in the mood for getting crafty, this little DIY project is all you need.
For this project you will need
A number of different colored paint. I chose Yellow, Sky Blue, Purple, Red and Pink
You will also need a several thin tipped brushes.
And if you are making you’re one of a kind print you do need a scanner.
If you just want this postcard then you will need a printer and all the other work is already done for you.
Link for freebie at the end of the post.
I chose a white square piece of paper which I cut from a regular A4 size sheet.
The pattern was inspired by the Palm Leaf trend that is all the rage these days.
So I’m not the best at freehand painting, which we have established already but that didn’t stop me since I knew I was going to scan this pattern and later on edit it on my computer.
You know, fix all those flaws with the help of some editing!
I played around, mixed and matched the colors and slowly but surely ended up with what I had envisioned.
Just have fun with it.
When I had completely covered the paper with my “artistic skills”, I let it dry before placing it through the scanner.
This was how my print looked digitally.
And after some more editing, cropping and fixing I finally had the perfect postcard.
I loved how it turned out.
This is just a beautiful way to preserve you’re kids hand painted artwork or loved ones for that matter and turn it into beautiful notecards.
Talk about having a “personal touch” quite literally.
And the final result ladies and gentleman
The front of the postcard
And here is the back
Now if you want to have the front and back look as regular postcards then you just simply print out the front side of the image and then flip the paper and re-feed the back side of the paper into the printer again.
This way you will get the back perfectly on to the other side.
If all that is too complicated, individually print out both the images, then cut it out and glue both of the sides together.
A thick cardstock paper or a glossy finish paper would give the best result.
And here is the free printable you guys –> Printable Summer Postcard
Hope you love it as much as I had fun making this postcard.
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