I made some special watercolor ornaments to put on my siblings Christmas cards this year. This is the first year that Mom and Dad are both gone. We are getting together early December for a get together which is close to what would be Dad's birthday.
This is an ornament I designed myself. You can read more about the process here. The ornaments were cut out by hand.
All the designs were hand drawn then I used a permanent black marker for all the outlining.
I used my Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder Crayons for all the painting. The background is watercolor paper with a mixture of Always Artichoke and Garden Green. I painted a wash on a couple of 9x12 sheets of wc paper. I made it a bit darker at the top and lighter at the bottom. I did put salt on but it was not wet enough to produce much of an effect. When dry I added a spatter of Always Artichoke. Once cut to the 4.00 x 5.25 inches I pained the branch and I spattered the pieces with Always Artichoke.