I made these three watercolor cards for my Christmas Card Challenge - Watercolor for January. I chose 140lb cold press watercolor paper. I cut a piece of paper and taped to a piece of glass. I drew my images by hand then painted them. I traced the images with a black permanent marker after they were dry. I them spattered them with watercolor. I trimmed the images and I had cut it too short so on some of them you can see the line from the tape. Live and learn.
The first is a candle and I used a gradient wash from blue to purple on the body of the candle. I added holly leaves and berries then added some different foliage. I added yellow, orange and red to the flame. I left the foliage not touched by the black marker. I added a background to the bottom and the top.
The middle is just a Bethlehem Star. I tried to add spatter with bleach thinking it would remove the color but it did not. Maybe I should have added yellow.
The angel is a design I create years ago for a custom ornament. A background was added to this one also with a spatter of blue. I think I made the bow too small. Still happy with it.