Handmade Watercolor Postcards

At our local art supplies store I spotted a packet of blank watercolor postcards for sale. Instead of purchasing them, I bought a large pad of (deeply discounted) watercolor paper. We traced a 4×6 inch postcard on one sheet and found that we could fit four postcards on each page. Instead of paying $5 for 15 postcards, we can make 120 for approximately they same price.

Handmade Watercolor Postcards

Does this count as a thrift store score?!

Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Tracing our postcard template

Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Erasing the pencil outline of the traced postcard

Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Using water color pencils and glitter glue to decorate the postcards

Handmade Watercolor Postcards
Dried and ready to mail

Our daughter has been busily working on making postcards to send to her friends. Whether they make it out of the house and into the mail remains to be seen. I have a feeling they may end up in our pretend post office instead.

Handmade Watercolor Postcards

Postmaster Leyba has some beautiful, handmade watercolor postcards to deliver!

8 Comment

  1. Kate-Robin says:

    I would love to be on the receiving end of one of those postcards :-)

  2. Alice says:

    I can also say that i would be THRILLED to receive a letter from my friend Miss Leyba! :)

  3. Alice says:

    ..er, postcard. you know.

  4. celina says:

    i love miss leyba’s beautiful watercolors! what a great idea to turn the watercolor paper into postcards!

  5. Laura says:

    Please send me post cards, I wil hang them up!!!!!

  6. mara says:

    i three would LOVE a postcard from you guys :D

  7. Alexis says:

    Should you ever find that you are “mailing” a postcard to my household via Miss Leyba’s Pretend Post Office, I will be delighted to receive it in my pretend mailbox at the pretend beautiful house in which I live in my imagination!

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