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Watercolor Holiday Illustrations

teacher avatar Courtney McCulloch, Tulip Poplar Co.

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7 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Intro and Materials

      1:41
    • 2. Winter Trees

      5:00
    • 3. Winter Bough

      5:41
    • 4. Poinsettia

      10:26
    • 5. Vintage Ornaments Part I

      11:29
    • 6. Vintage Ornaments Part II

      9:37
    • 7. Putting It All Together

      3:09
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Welcome!

Are you excited for the holidays?! Slow down with the holiday rush and join Courtney Bray (Tulip Poplar Co.) for an exploration of watercolor art by creating four watercolor holiday illustrations. In this simple class, you will learn how to create winter trees, winter boughs of fir needles and berries, a poinsettia, and vintage ornaments. The paintings start with the easiest skill level and progress to the more challenging pieces.  The processes are broken down with step-by-step instructions to make this class easy and enjoyable. Let your creativity flow and enjoy the peaceful and therapeutic nature of watercolor illustration! 

A list of materials I used for this class:

*You can see all of my favorite supplies in THIS blog post*

  • Watercolor paper- Any 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper is perfect!
  • Watercolors- I used a selection of Daniel Smith colors including Jadeite Green, Serpentine Green, Cascade Green, Phthalo Turquoise, Pyrrol Scarlet, Bordeaux, Quinacridone Coral, Wisteria, and Mayan Dark Blue
  • Gold paint- I used Coliro Colors Aztec Gold watercolors
  • Brushes- I used Princeton brand round brushes in sizes 2, 4, and 12
  • One or two jars of water
  • Paper towel
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Optional- Masking fluid pen and/or Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White or white gouache

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Courtney McCulloch

Tulip Poplar Co.

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Hello there!  I'm Courtney...the face behind Tulip Poplar Co.!  During the day, you can find me in my classroom in front of groups of middle schoolers...attempting to teach them about the rich diversity and awesomeness of the world we live in.  By the afternoon, I NEED the energy that painting with watercolor gives me.  Art is my passion and my outlet and I crave the joy that it brings me. I hope that I can share some of that with you! Check out my Instagram for daily inspiration!

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1. Intro and Materials: Happy holidays and thanks for joining me for my third skills. Share class. My name's Courtney and on the watercolorist behind Tulip Poplar Co. And today I want to teach you how to paint four winter elements that you can use to make your own Christmas cards. You're gonna need a few materials. Those include some watercolor paper. Any kind will work, but I prefer £140 cold pressed. And today I'm gonna be using cancer and brand. You also need some watercolors. I will be using Daniel Smith brand in a variety of colors, which I will list in the details below. I'm also going to be using some gold paint, and this is cola row colors or find tech and any gold paint will work. I just prefer this brand. You're also going to need some brushes. I'm using Princeton Bram brushes in various sizes all our round, and I have a size 12 a size four and a size two. I'm gonna mainly be using the size four and two today. You will also need a pencil. I've got just a regular drawing pencil and then a technical drawing pencil or a traffics from zebra brand. Either one will work. I'm gonna be using both of those. An eraser, A piece of paper towel. I use two glasses of water, one for warm and one for cool colors. These is optional, but you may want some masking fluid. I have mask pan brand. You could. There's various brands that you can pick up at your local craft store or some bleed proof white or white wash. And these are just going to be used for adding detail. You don't necessarily have to have them, but they will come in handy. If you want to add a little details, let's get started. 2. Winter Trees: for the first element that I'm going to show you. It's going to be winter trees. This is a really simple exercise that I think will give you really beautiful results. I've done a little outline here just to show you how the concept works. I like to do sets of 45 trees I like to do to little clumps of them. And then after we painted the trees, I'm just gonna take a wet brush and kind of swipe in different directions to create snow. I'm gonna be using two colors for this, and this is a jadeite. And this is a fail a turquoise. You could use any colors that you want it. I just like those two for this activity. But I would pick two different colors of green or blue for this. I've already done an example for you, but I'm going to paint a 2nd 1 below just so you can see how the process works. So I'm gonna be using for the trees my round size to brush. I'm gonna pick up a little water and activate my jadeite color, my dark green, and then for the trees. I'm just going to do one downward stroke to kind of set where I want that first tree. I like to do varying heights. So we'll do the next one, our 2nd 1 right next to it a little bit shorter. And the 3rd 1 and then maybe a little baby one on each side. I'm just gonna come in and just do downward strokes on each side to create the tree. The idea of the treat shape. This does not have to be perfect. And I just pick up water as I need it as my brush gets dry when we come back in with the turquoise color and do the tree next to it in that I like to use different colors because then you have a little bit of variety and it doesn't look so flat. Also, all of your branches don't have to be touching. You can do some out to the side. You're just giving the suggestion of these winter. Evergreen trees also like to come in and add some water to make lighter trees. Pick up a little more color, but you want some of them to be really dark and then maybe some of them to be lighter. just to give the suggestion that summer in the background. Okay, so there's that club. I'm actually going to make this one come down just a little bit more and you can go in and add a little touches of color here and there. Like, maybe I want some turquoise in this tree in this little one and the night tonight, my second club over on the right, I'm gonna do one big one, a smaller one and maybe 1/3 smaller one. I'm like, come out and come back in and add 1/4. I'm not sure again. Just little choppy, downward strokes picking up water as you need it. All right. And I'm gonna add one more little baby one now to get this no effect. I'm just gonna take my large size 12. We could get by with any larger size brush, and I'm just going Teoh, get it nice and where and kind of draw it along the trees so that it picks up just a little bit of the color from the trees. And then it will have picked up a little bit on the tip of the brush so I can come back down below it and add just a little bit more. Give a little hint of snow there now that the trees will bleed a little bit into that water line. And that is what I like, because that kind of just creates this bleed effect almost like a shadow that I think is really pretty and works really well on a card or just to give it a little bit of dimension , says that is your when your trees. Now one really cool thing that you can do with this if you wanna add another step, is you could take some of the white, this bleed proof white, for example, or food again. If you have whitewash and you could water it down a little bit and then tap, put a little bit on your brush and then tap your brush over it so that you get little specks so that it looks like it's snowing. I'm not going to do that right now, since this is still wet. But that could be another effect that you could add just to mix it up a little bit and make it a little fun. If you don't want to do the effect where you're tapping, which I would practice first. By the way, you can always just go in with your small detail brush and add the little Dawson's to know Either way would work. There you go. 3. Winter Bough: all right. For my second activity, we're gonna be doing a winter bow with for needles and Berries. As you can see from my outline, I'm gonna do three Berries in the center and then I'm gonna have a for needles extending out from the edges. And I'm gonna be using a variety of colors here. As you can see, af got a dark, greenest jadeite a medium. This is cascade green, The light green is serpentine and then some more of the failed Turk ways. And for the Berries, I will be using a pyro Scarlett and also Bordeaux. Now you can use any greens or reds or, you know, a little bit of blue that you have. These are just the colors that shows and Edgell notice. I'm using the same green, and they will. They'll turquoise from the last activity just to keep it cohesive. So if you plan on doing a cord or multiple cars and you want them to look, you know, with the same color theme used the same colors in all of the activities. I'm gonna be using a Princeton size four brush for the Berries. And as you can see, I've done an example here. And then I'm just going to paint a 2nd 1 below some picking up some pyros pyro Scarlett on my brush and I'm just gonna do a round circle. Now that's this is a nice saturated color. So I'm gonna wet my brush to get some of that color off, and I'm gonna do a 2nd 1 right below it, and you can see it's a little bit lighter. This is a really saturated color. And then for the 3rd 1 I like to add just a little bit of a darker colors. That's why I'm gonna go with the Bordeaux and I am going Teoh kind of creating a round shape. And then once that's created, I'm gonna come back and kind of touch the edges to the other two Berries because that will make them bleed a little bit into each other. And I think that that effect is really pretty. That's not bleeding the way you want it to. You can always add a little bit more water, a little bit more color and kind of touch right there where they touch. And it will kind of assist that for you, but I think that That's a really interesting effect that the Berries are bleeding into one another. If it bleeds too much, then you can always go back in and remove some of that color by using a dry brush that you've, you know, wipes the water off up and picking some of that color backup. You can see this one here is bleeding a lot, so we'll pick some of that up. But overall, I think that that is going to be really pretty effect now. I'm gonna use my small brush the size, too for the for needles. And I'm gonna pick up some of that dark, tart, dark color, the green jadeite green. I'm just gonna draw one line out from the center, a second line and 1/3 1 a little bit further down. What I'm gonna do is take the tip of this and I'm just gonna draw strokes extending from the outside into the center. That's the method that I have found works best, and I'm just adding more more. Water is my brush gets to draw and you'll notice that these smaller brushes they get dry a lot faster because obviously don't hold as much water Now, I'm gonna go back in and pick up some of the Cascade Green and going to come in and do some strokes of that really quick. I like to add multiple colors because it's like adding different layers to your painting. And it's going Teoh, give it some dimension. Where is I like to say, it's gonna give it a little interest. And here's the serpentine. So this is my lightest green. I'm gonna come in and add a few strokes of that and then I'm going to go over and do the 2nd 1 We're the second side, Just quick strokes. Don't think about this too much. These do not need to be perfect because nature is not going to be perfect like that. So you want them. You don't want to think about it too much. It's kind of meditative, really, just to go with it. And I didn't have any of the stable Turk weighs over here, so I'm gonna come back in. Just add a little bit of it here and there. The center part here were all of these little for needles. Meat is going to obviously be more dense so you can make that be a little darker than the rest of it? And then I'm gonna add some serpentine, and this will be done. Can There you go. Quick and simple, but effective. So this will be really cute on a chord with maybe a little saying above or below it. You can even add some touches of gold in there if you'd like Maybe some little dots of gold now, usually pretty. Now we have it. 4. Poinsettia: for my third activity. We're gonna do a point, Ceta. And this one's gonna be a little a little bit more difficult than the 1st 2 But it's going to be easy if you just break it down into steps. So I've got my outline example here for you and the way that I do appoint Ceta if you've got the dots in the center. So I've sketched this out already over here on the right side, and then you're going to the hat. Create the petal shapes. Small ones. I do about four coming off of those center dots, and then you want to just get larger with your petal shapes as you go around the flower, the center of the flower. And as you can see, I've done about three layers. There's the small, the smallest ones and then medium, and then in the back of got some bigger ones. The only thing that I wouldn't really do is make it again to perfect, because then it's going to look a little out of place. As you can see, I've got the smaller one, and I haven't just done a larger one right over top. Every single one of those because then I would just get this powder going that I would have to stick with. So I've kind of buried it up a little bit and make sure that they're overlapping and they're not directly in front of one another. If that's the look you're going for, great, Go for it. Try it. I just like to vary it a little bit. And then final step is you want to add and some leaves. So I've got that shape right here on the edges and have differentiated the leaves from the pedals by drawing that center vein line. And so I'm gonna go back in and add detail, but that will help me, as I am painting this to recognize that is a leaf, not a pedal. So let's get started. I'm gonna be using my round sides floor for this one, and I've chosen a few different colors. I want there to be depth in this point set up, so I don't want to just stick with one flat color. It's just gonna look really flat. So I've got a Bordeaux, a pyro scarlet and a Quinn. Awkward own quarrel name for the pedals. I'm going to use a cascade green because it's got a lot of variation in it is you can see it goes from like a medium green to sort of this blue range and almost a light green. So it will give me the variety in the pedal that I want as long as I very up how much saturation house saturated the color is. If it's if I add more water, make it light. I'm going to get some of this color range down here, So I'm gonna start with the pedals and I am going to start from the inside and work my way to the outside and the way I want to do. This is kind of work around, and I want the smallest pedals in the centre to be lighter, then the ones underneath, so that it has kind of a shadow effect. I'm going Teoh, make them a little darker. I like to sketch something that's this detailed with this money, leaves and layers. I like to sketch it out. First you can do this freehand it will still turn out really well, but I just think that it's going to be easier, especially if you're not super confident about it. So go ahead and sketch it out. You could even find an image online and just trace one. If you need to actually do everything freehand. I like the challenge of it, but you can always trace something out first, if that helps you. So I don't really want to go through and paint the league or the pedals that are touching because then they're all gonna bleed together. So I am just going Teoh kind of alternate and get to ones that are not touching while it's wet. You can also go in with some of your darker colors and this is a wet on wet technique. So you're adding wet color, Teoh, your wet paper, which is already went with color and they're gonna bleed together, as you can see. So that's gonna be really pretty effect. You can also go in with your darkest color and add just a little touch here and there, see what that looks like. Okay, so the pedals are dying for the first layer. I'm going to go back in and add some details with the little veins after it's dry. But while that is drawing, I can go ahead and work on the leaves. So I'm gonna pick up some of that cascade green and just start painting that in so you can see the nice range of color have gotten there just by adding water. This one's a lot darker. And then these two really light not one somewhere in the middle. So it's the same color. I'm just adding water to make it lighter. And as you can see, that Cascade Green is such a beautiful color because look at this area, which is more of a blue color, and then you've got almost turquoise ee tones and then this lovely kind of middle green, bluish green. So really, really pretty effects that you can get with just that single color. While that is still drawing, I'm gonna go ahead and add the center part, and I'm gonna do that in gold because I absolutely love, love, love adding gold. I think that that's just a really festive touch, and it makes your paintings just have that little possess that they need around the holidays. So just activating this by adding water, you could also drop in a little bit of water and then let this sit so that it softens up. But they this Rex exactly like watercolor. Once you activate it, you're gonna paint it on just like you would watercolor. So now that that's good and it's pretty soupy, I'm gonna get some on my brush. I'm just going to you dab in little circles, just little dots of gold and it's find overlapped the pedals. I actually like that because then I think it takes away that hard edge that you've created with the with the paint. I think it might make the center one's a little bit thicker and for good. See that so pretty now what you could dio What I've done with ornaments before that I've painted is I have actually gone and outlined each individual leaf with the gold because I think that that adds, are really pretty touch as well. But you can just leave it like I'm going to today and add gold only to the center. So now I believe that the pedals are pretty dry if you pick it up and it's still glistens when you kind of turn it in the light, then you know that it's wet, and if you add color on top of it. If you want to do a second layer, it's gonna believe so you need to wait until it is dry to do that. So I'm just gonna go in and I'm gonna pick up some of this Scarlet and I'm going to just draw these little veins. They come out from the center and then do the little veins that extend to the edges. I'm gonna do that for every single one of them. And I think this is one of those parts that I really enjoy because it just it's kind of a meditative port. You don't really need to overthink this. It does not need to be perfect. You're just going in drawing those little veins, and it's just don't nice little activity. So the flower is now done. And, as you can see, when we dropped in the color that strides, you add just a little bit of a darker color at the base of the pedal, and you can see that it's given us a little bit of dimension after working a little bit slower than I was. I did that pretty fast. You might be able Teoh get even a deeper, um, shadow area, which would be really pretty. So now I'm gonna go in with my jadeite and I'm going to This is still a little what I can tell, but I'm gonna try to add in the lines for the pet or the leaves so they may bleed just a little bit. And I'm okay with that, - and that one is dying. I think that that would be a beautiful card with just that on the front of it. And then maybe if you added, like a green or red paper behind it, cut that out, put the paper behind it. I think it would really pop. You could also add some lettering around it, and I would use that pretty gold that's in the center so that it really looks great. And that's our point. Ceta 5. Vintage Ornaments Part I: for our fourth and final activity. I'm gonna show you how to paint vintage Christmas ornaments. I absolutely love vintage Christmas ornaments. I think they are beautiful. I am not lucky enough to own a lot of them, but they're just so many gorgeous shapes that are out there. So I have Googled some vintage Christmas ornaments. I have found some shapes that were interesting. Me and I've gone ahead and just outlined them here so that you can see what I'm talking about. This is just basic outlines, but I'm gonna use thes shapes as reference for the painting that I'm gonna dio. I've also selected my colors and I just went ahead and did little swatches of those to make sure that I like them. They're the same colors that have been using throughout all of these different activities. So our final projects are going to coordinate, which is gonna be really nice. So I have gone ahead, and I have lightly sketched out three shapes that I'm gonna use today, and I'm gonna show you how to use this masking fluid for this activity because I think that this would be a great application for it. So I have masked pin, and you can get masking for that comes in a jar. But what's neat about Mask pin is that it has this narrow little tip that is perfect for drawing fine lines. And for little dots, you could use this on the other activities. If you wanted snow, for example, you could just do dots before you paint, and then that would look like falling snow for the ornaments. I'm gonna use the mask pin to dio a little design in the center of this ball tournament, and then I'm also going to create little dots on the edges of that inner circle. How easy is that? This is just the coolest little bottle of masking fluid that I have ever used. I'm also going to use it on. Let's just do it on this one to show you how to do the fine lines. You can use this for so many applications. You could just do a painting of just geometric pattern, for example, and use this masking pin to create those shapes and then just do washes of color right on top of there, and it would look really beautiful. We'll even do the edges so that I don't go outside of my lines. All right, you could use this to do the little ridges in the caps on ornaments as well. And I'm going Teoh do some of the detail just using the bleed proof white. But I just wanted to show you this really cool product. Um, because there's so many uses for it, and that is I just love trying to think so if you haven't tried that, it's one of those products that was really fun. And you'll probably really enjoy that. No, I will tell you when you are using masking fluid, you definitely need to wait until it is a dry before you start painting. Otherwise, you're going to smear the masking fluid, and it's is gonna master painting up. You also need to make sure that it is a fully dry before you remove it. What this does is this is gonna dry. It's gonna be almost like a rubber. And then whatever you paint, it's gonna protect the paper. So you're still when you remove it, you're gonna have that white underneath because it's just gonna be the paper showing through. So if you remove it before. Your pain is dry as you're trying to remove it, cause you could just use your finger. They also make a little eraser that you can use. I don't use my finger as you are removing it. You will smear your pain, which is kind of counterproductive here. So definitely wait until it's too dry to paint. Definitely wait until everything is dry to remove. But if you could do that, if you can have patients, this is amazing. All right, So I'm gonna leave those to dry for a second, and I'm gonna move over here and paint this third ornament. And, God, I do not. I usually do my paintings multiple times. I'm just kind of go for it person. So if it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. But I don't want to sit there and sketch it all out and, you know, have to do it multiple times. So if that doesn't work for you, you might sketch this out with coloring pencil. But I always say, Just don't be afraid, all right? A lot of people are like, Oh, I'm too afraid just to go for it just to try it. If you let that fear take you over thin. That's gonna kill your creativity. And you're not going to be able to take risks and you won't grow. So just try it, try going for it and see what happens. I mean, the worst that could happen is you don't love it, all right? But it's paper in its paint. And sometimes the stuff that I don't love other people of it and that you could make this into a cord, just kind of the whole point of the activity. So give that to someone you know, even if you don't love it. The fact that it's handmade means a lot to people and even give it Teoh like a neighbor where you could go to a nursing home or your church. You could find someone to give that to that. Would you wait? Okay. Color. That was not on my list. That I'm gonna use is some of this human type, basically just a black or gray color for the metal cap. And I'm height. Go back and add some metallic silver. I'm not sure, but I do have to love the sparkles, so I'm gonna color it in with Seema. tight for now and then they go back. Change that later last year. Kind of clear that mask include it. Really? It's really getting me because I like toe work kind of around my paper. I don't like to stick with one element for too long, because then I just get really destructive with all the little details. So try toe work quick, and I try to work around the paper, But with this masking fluid, I'm kind of having to hold off. So I may take a second. Let that dry. Do you think this might already be drawing up this first drug? That part's still wets, so just go back to this here on the edge for a second. - Now , the masking fluid isn't perfectly dry. But if I'm careful, I'm gonna go ahead and go with it, for time's sake. So I think I'm gonna go with a Quinn. Ah, cradle, Magenta. For this one, I think that'll be really pretty. The mask included is like a guideline, so it's pretty helpful. Go and keep my paper turned as I do this 2nd 1 And I was gonna add a lighter version of that for the opposite boards. - Okay , that one is done. Is the red? Yes. Just goes through the center of this. I didn't do any lines on this one, So just pre handing all of this I freehand. A lot of my work just because I like the challenge. But if you are not comfortable with that, then make sure you draw your lines on there. Okay? Again? Masking fluid isn't probably the very driest, so I just want to be real careful with it. All right, so there's that. 6. Vintage Ornaments Part II: I just want that to be a light pink, some kind of going through, picking up with my dry brush, Some of that pigment, some of that excess water, Riggio And then maybe color. Did I miss seeing? I think I've used them all, but I'll go back at a little bit turquoise to this one. Just make you feel bands of it. Actually, I forgot this part. I'm in a Phyllis and little lighter color just to make sure and give it some definition, because otherwise it's gonna look like it ends right there. It of that line. It's gonna bleed a little bit, but that's fun. Might going with a little bit of that human tie or that great color kind of give it some edges since it's gonna be wait right there at the top. Do you like to leave a little bit of wine on some of the ornaments? Because I think that that looks nice and a lot of ornaments have white on them. I don't want to go back and add it on their later Leave it to begin with. OK, so that is my first layer of color, and then I'm gonna go back and add detail. So I will be removing the mask. Include, once all the paint is dry and the masking fluid is is dry. But I can go back in, and I can add some of those details right now. And that's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna actually go in and add some darker color like this. Stay low turquoise. And I'm just gonna add dots of that to this ornaments, and I'm actually going to add lines to this one. I'm also going to go in. You didn't get some of this magenta and do the same thing. I think that that is all I'm gonna use if we're on that one. Okay, so I'm gonna wait for that to drive just a little bit, because I would hate to go in and add my gold and have that run. I want the gold, um, to be a second layer. So once it's all dry well at the gold, and we will remove the masking tape or masking fluid and see what it looks like. Okay, so now I'm going to remove the masking fluid, and I just do that with my finger. Just rub. You can Even if you can get a pretty decent piece of it, you can pull it up. They also make an eraser that will do this job for you. I just think it's fun to remove it with my fingers. Okay? And you can see that it has left the white area underneath. I'm white because it wouldn't let any paint get to it. And as you can see, this part wasn't fully fully dressed. I'm gonna go over that. Dab it to get some of that pain up. Right now. I want to go in with my gold when he's my smallest, smallest brush. And I am going to add in some accents and gold accents, and then we'll be done. So I'm gonna go in and add little stripes of gold in between the white. I'm also going to go in and add a little dots to the center there, mainly because I can see my pencil line. I want to cover that up. All right. I'm also gonna add just some big stripes. You might have to add a couple layers of this if it's not given you the capacity that you're looking for. Generally you dio nice really sick layer. You only have to do What's dots in this white go at a line of gold in between these two turquoise ones. I'm kind of liking that. I don't think we're gonna add any to the centre one here. I might go back, actually, and add a little bit of silver to that one. I think some silver lines we're instead of were about white ons. I think that would look really great. So some silver and this you won't really be able to see the silver getting it over white unless you turn it in the sign and then you'll be able to see it be just. And I also add a little bit of a shimmer these caps. The last thing that I'm gonna do is show you how to add some detail with the white bleed proof, the bully proof white or again, if you've got, like, wash, that will work, Teoh. And this is just a liquid white and you can go in. I'm gonna add little dots to the ends of these caps just because some of the really pretty ones have, like, little dots on the edges. And I think that adds just some little areas of interest, and then you can also go in and a little dots in between here instead of doing the masking fluid. This is another way where you can add those white dots in So it works the same. You're just painting them on instead of saving the paper. And there you have it. That's how it works. We have some beautiful ornaments, and we're ready to make this into a card. 7. Putting It All Together: As you have seen, we have done several different types of winner elements or holiday elements that you could turn into a card. You could turn them into place cards. You could even do a festive little print or painting. Now we've done winter trees again. You can add snow if you want or leave them just the evergreen colors. We have done the Christmas bow of for needles and Berries with Dana Point set up. And then we've also done the ornaments. Now I'm gonna show you some other examples that I have created and then turned into either cards or prints for the holidays. These are some ornaments that I've done using more of the pastel or vintage colors, and I turned these into prints by adding a nice little quote. And I do that when I scan it into the computer I edit using photo shop, I hand write my quote separately and then just put those together in photo shop. And then I print my own Prince four. You can send them off to a printer to have them done for you. Another one have dying. Is this ornament that's a globe ornament? And as you can see it's being held by Dove and that says Peace on Earth In that nice metallic gold, this one is a wreath so you could take the elements. The firm needles and the Berries have just thrown in some other green leaves. And then what's nice about this is you could put your initials in the center of that and send that out as your Christmas card. That would be really pretty. Or you could handwrite the initials of each of your recipients. If you want Teoh attorneys into cards, I have two suggestions for you can do individual cords. I've used the Christmas bow with the for needles and Berries than I've written, nearing and dry in that gold paint. If you want a hand, make every single one of them. This would work. If you don't want to go, that route could scan in your elements. So here I have done the Christmas trees, like I showed you had to create of hand lettered a quote and drew the iconic red truck with the Christmas tree in the back as skin all those elements in I edited them as needed. You can send them off and have them printed with an envelope. And then you've got a special car that no one will be able to purchase. That is all your own, really hope that you have enjoyed making me. It's fun Christmas or holiday elements. I hope that you turn them into something really creative, whether that's a card for a loved one or friend, whether that is a place card at your holiday dinner. Or maybe that's just a special painting that could be framed and hung up. Also hope that you check out my other classes if you were interested. I have a class on fall elements and also illustrative character. Check me out on Instagram at Tulip Poplar Co. For daily inspiration. Give me a like comment. Let me know how I'm doing follow so that you get updates for future glasses. Thanks so much for joining me. I can't wait to see what you create. Post your creations onto my page. Thanks so much