Make This: DIY Watercolor Postcard Messages


DIY // watercolor + resist postcards

I recently found blank watercolor postcards at a local art supply shop. I bought a few packs immediately, because I knew they would be fun to play around with, and have come up with a couple of ways to use them for notes to friends and family. I shared one of these ideas on Project Wedding recently: watercolor DIY save the dates.

But if you’re not getting married anytime soon, you can still use this exact same technique to create cool personalized postcards to send to blog buddies, etc. I’ve been using them a lot lately!

DIY // watercolor postcards and resist technique

watercolor postcard diy

watercolor and resist postcard DIY

The full tutorial can be found right here on Project Wedding. But before you head over there, I’m curious to know…

What color combo would you use if you were making your own set of postcards like this? I’m making a batch of ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ postcards soon and could use some color inspiration.

23 comments | Click here to reply

How fun!! and pretty too!
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Nicole Underwood | August 27th, 2013 at 8:52 am

Thanks Nicole.

papernstitch | August 27th, 2013 at 9:16 am

These are so cute!

Jenn | August 27th, 2013 at 9:34 am

Thanks Jenn! And speaking of cute…I checked out your blog and your dog is adorable! Just had to mention that.

papernstitch | August 27th, 2013 at 9:39 am

this is a so nice diy, I love this idea!!
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STEL STYLE | August 27th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Gorgeous! I love this color combo. They’d be such fun party invitations too.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | August 27th, 2013 at 11:45 am

These are lovely! What a cool technique! I’ve been really into aqua and golden yellows lately, so I’d probably try that combo! Hope you find some good color inspiration!

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Becca | August 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

Love that color combo idea Becca.

papernstitch | August 27th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

love this! watercolor is one my fav mediums. simple and fun 🙂

juni | August 27th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

love this idea! just summer feeling

Louise | August 27th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

These are gorgeous! and now I’m inspired to try my hand at it.
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Marissa | August 27th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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DIY Watercolor Post Cards – Paper & Stitch  | DIY Glory | August 27th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I love this idea! Really love the colors too! I will have to do one myself but more like wintery shades! Thank you <3

klaudia majewska | August 27th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

This looks like so much fun!! They’re amazing as post cards, but it’s actually inspiring me to make one just to hang in my kitchen or living room!

xo, B
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B | August 27th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

This is such a fun idea, and so simple! Lately, I’ve been loving red and turquoise together.

Jennifer | August 27th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Thanks for the sweet compliments everyone (and the color combo suggestions).

papernstitch | August 27th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I loved doing this project! I never would have thought to do these as save the dates. Beautiful colors 🙂
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Rachel | 52 Weeks Project | August 28th, 2013 at 3:10 am

This is so cool! I’m a little bit obsessed with making my own stationery, so this might need to be my next project. Thank you for sharing!

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YoungMild&Free | August 28th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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74 fun things // 35 | 74 Lime Lane | August 30th, 2013 at 8:14 am

Check out this AWESOME site for color palates 😀

Samantha Richey | August 31st, 2013 at 11:54 pm

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DIY Wedding Trends You Will See At Every Wedding This Year | April 22nd, 2015 at 7:44 am

Love this idea, it would be easy to create one and then take them to a printer and have more made. Nice job 🙂

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