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Handmade Cards

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One of things I'm enjoying about enforced social isolation and the resultant slowing down is having time to draw and make cards. When my girls were little life seemed to move at a slower pace and we always had time to make cards for birthdays and special occasions. In recent times we've been lucky if we remember someone's birthday and send them a text message. I know it's the thought that counts but would you prefer a handmade card in the mail which you can display or a few megabytes on your phone? I know which I'd rather have.

I made these cards last week using a bookmark I was sent as inspiration for the design. I used a water brush pen, water colour paints and water colour paper for the cards. (There's a bit of a theme here!). The water brush pen is super nifty, As its name suggests, it has water in the barrel of the pen and you gently squeeze it to wet the brush. Awesome for art on the move with the added bonus no mess to clean up after painting. It also minimises the amount of water you use and then having to dispose of dirty water down the drain.

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Once the paint had dried, I used a graphic fineliner pen to decorate and embellish. It was fun to add bits of nature to the splash of colour on the page.

I like them so much it's going to be hard to part with them.

What are you finding time to do now that you're having to slow down?