Creative Easter Tutorial

Easter card with watercolours

Is it possible to conjure up a beautiful wildflower meadow on a card in a few simple steps? It is! Here we show you step by step how to create your own work of art with the Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Markers – a colourful spring greeting at Easter!

Everybody 

60 min

What you need:

  • Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Markers
  • Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
  • Pitt Artist Pens
  • Different sized round brushes / water brush
  • Coloured card

Step 1

First draw two horizontal lines with a pencil in the middle of watercolour paper cut to size and then add your hand lettering in between. As they are water-soluble, the Goldfaber Aqua watercolour pencils are an outstanding choice for doing the preliminary drawings of the flowers and leaves. Alternatively, you can print out our template on watercolour paper.

Step 2

Now fill in the contours with the Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Markers. You don't have to work ultra precisely – with watercolouring you spread the colour later.

Step 3

Now start to spread the colour on the flowers with a brush and some water. A water brush is ideal here; for fine areas, use a small size round brush.

Step 4

To ensure a natural transition of colours when watercolouring, add a little water to the paper in places where there is little or no colour. Now, slowly and steadily pick up more and more colour with the brush to ensure the transition is smooth.

Step 5

Now watercolour the stems and leaves of the flowers and proceed with the individual elements from the inside to the outside.

Step 6

Let everything dry and then use a black Pitt Artist Pen to fill in the lettering.

Step 7

Finally, add contours to the petals, stems and leaves, and add details to the flowers, such as pistils and anthers. This works best with the black Pitt Artist Pen XS. If you want to add some shiny touches, use a Metallics Marker in the colour heart of gold.

Now stick your personally designed card onto colourful cardboard and send your Easter greetings to your loved ones. Our gift tags are also inspiring and will turn your presents into real eye-catchers!