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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Dec-18 > Silent night

Silent night

Ready to paint this year’s Christmas card? Here’s one idea for producing hand-painted cards,

Watercolour

The finished card

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

¦ Practise a variety of watercolour techniques

¦ Colour mixing using five colours

¦ How to add figures to a scene

Christmas will soon be here and there is nothing better than sending a friend a hand-painted Christmas card. In this project I will guide you to produce a beautiful festive card in watercolour with the minimal number of materials. A perfect project to keep you busy on a winter’s day!

You will need

¦ Surface

• Bockingford 140lb NOT watercolour paper 43/4x63/4in.

(12x17cm)

¦ Brushes

• Winsor & Newton Cotman Series 111 Rounds Nos. 4, 8 and 10

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the December issue of Leisure Painter. As always, the issue is packed full of demonstrations and tutorials for you to follow, from watercolour, pen and wash and pastel to acrylics and oils. Liz Chaderton demonstrates how to add gold leaf to your paintings for that added wow factor and Julie King offers inspiration for this year's Christmas card. There are three quick practices to help you paint watercolour with more confidence and our cover artist, Shelly Perkins shares her unique methods of combining traditional and digital techniques in 'Pencils, Paint and Pixels'. Find out where some of the best exhibitions, art events and art club shows are running this month, books to read and so much more! Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.