Watercolor Valentine's Day Card Tutorial

A Valentine's Day card with art materials

Valentine's Day is on its way! Show your valentine you love them with a homemade Valentine's Day Card. Follow along as artist Mou Saha will take you step by step using watercolors, Pitt Artist Pens, Gelatos and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil.

Recommended Art Materials:

Watercolors in Pans 48ct

Pitt Artist Pen® Medium - #188 Sanguine

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black

Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil - #134 Crimson 

Gelatos® - Guava 

Graphite Sketch Pencils - HB

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey 

Mixed Media paper

Trim mixed media paper to 6x9 inches. Fold in half to make 4.5 x 6 inches card.

Graphite pencil with a heart sketch

Lightly sketch a pair of hands holding a heart using Goldfaber Graphite HB pencil.

A watercolor pan with painted shirt sleeves

Color the sweater brown using watercolors #178 and #190.

Watercolor painting of heart hands

Color the gloves red with watercolors #118 and #126.

Painting of heart hands with a Gelato

Color the heart with Gelatos color guava. Blend the pigment with water brush.

Painting of heart hands with a Pitt Artist Pen

Once all the wet colors are dry, add rib marks to the sweater with M-tip Sanguine Pitt Artist Pen. Use more watercolors to accentuate the rib design.

Write ‘Be Mine’ with the XS-tip Black Pitt Pen on the heart. Add some shadows to the letters with Crimson Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil #134.

Add some small marks on the heart with the watercolor #113 to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and are inspired to create your own Valentines this year!

Artist biography - Mou Saha


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