Watercolor Greeting Cards

Say it with watercolors

Instant Lifetime Access, Self-Paced

Share the magic of your watercolors with friends and family with these fun and easy to paint greeting cards!  

These card painting tutorials will keep you engaged and wow your friends and family for years to come as you'll inject your own artistic interpretation.  

You'll make a Holiday card and 2 All-occasion cards. In the Holiday card, you’ll use masking fluid to create white snow falling around and on a tree. The All-occasion cards will feature leaves, using different colors to create one that’s more spring toned, and another that is more autumn toned. In all cards, we’ll do several washes - some wet on wet, some wet on dry.

You’ll work from a pre-drawn sketch for the Holiday card, watch the videos at your own pace, turn the subtitles on while grooving to your favorite music, and refer to the downloadable step-by-step workbook whenever you want.

In case you're unsure about painting with watercolors, we have added an Intro to Watercolors primer and instructions on how to transfer sketches onto your paper.

Here's what you get:

tutorials for 2 card styles

Follow along as Jess demonstrates how to easily create a Holiday card and 2 All-occasion cards.  You'll learn gradations, masking fluid technique, how to paint negatively, use some special effects and more!

intro to watercolorS primer

Covering 9 topics including how to choose your paint, paper, palette and set-ups, how to load your brush and mix your own blacks and composition secrets.


Turn the subtitles on or off, follow the transcripts or refer to the step-by-step workbook with a list of supplies used and reference photos of the finished paintings. 

Course Curriculum

What past students say...

Discovering this course on “Watercolors Greeting Cards” with Jess Rice was a perfect combination of interests and instructions. The content of this course is easy to follow even with a minimum amount of experience with watercolor. I love being able to go back:  read the instructions and then look at the video again on my own time. The course contains all you need to create your very own greeting cards, and who doesn’t enjoy receiving a piece of art in the mail. Watercolors offer a new way for me to explore how to make “greeting cards” and extend the learned skills to my watercolor painting.

- Lyse C., White Rock, British-Columbia

Meet your instructor

Growing up on a ranch, Jess Rice learned watercolors at an early age from his mother, an accomplished artist and art teacher.
He has been painting full-time and teaching for over twenty years, collecting many admirers for his whimsical romantic paintings of rural and pastoral scenes.
He has developed a fail-proof teaching process that has earned him a devoted following. Jess now shares his time between his native Montana and British-Columbia.

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