DIY Polk-a-dot Cards

21 Jan

polkadot cards cover

Hello!  Happy Monday friends!  How was your weekend?  We had a great weekend!  As I said before, Jonathan’s parents were in town, and we had such a great time with them.  I don’t have school today so I am spending the last day of my weekend catching up on all my art projects so that I am ready for the week.  Doesn’t it feel good when you are completely caught up?!

Today I have a fun DIY project for you!  The project is fun hand-painted stationary cards.  For this DIY you will only need 4 materials, and you probably have all of them lying around your house!  I am thinking of starting a DIY column where each project only needs 4 materials or less.  What do you think!?  It is just so nice to be able to save money on art projects, and it is especially nice when you have all the materials at home already!  I thought it would be fun to do this DIY project because there is always so many thank you cards to write after the new year.  Now you can make them yourself!  Here are all the directions for this project.  Enjoy!

polkadot cards directions

1. The materials you will need are a pencil with an eraser on it, a felt-tip pen, paint and white card stock.  I used gold paint because I am obsessed with the color (as you can see in this post), but you can use any color!

2. Now, write your desired message on the card stock with your pen.  Then pour a small glob of paint onto a paint palette (or paper plate) and then dip your pencil eraser into the paint.  I found that if you just lightly dip the eraser into the paint it works best.  Also, dip the eraser in the thickest part of the paint glob for the best results.

3. Next, dot the end of the painted covered eraser onto the paper.  Re-apply paint after every dot.  It is also best if you gently dot the paper.

4.  I decided to also dot extra pieces of card stock, leaving a space in the middle to include a message later.  I did this because it is always nice to have stationary on hand, and you can write in the appropriate message depending on the occasion later.

5.  Let the paint dry, and then you are done!  Viola!


One Response to “DIY Polk-a-dot Cards”

  1. Joy Gregg January 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Oh, Michele, you are so clever!

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