Easy instructions for creating one-of-a-kind, hand-painted greeting cards
"Banzai!" is a Japanese word commonly used in toasts and cheers-and this unique kit includes everything needed to make 10 Japanese-themed note cards for any occasion! Designed for artists and non-artists alike, the 48-page instruction book begins with simple watercolor techniques that anybody easily can accomplish, including flat and wet-into-wet washes, sponging, wax resist, and salt effects. Author/artist Diana Fisher then presents two different design options for each subject, offering readers the opportunity to either replicate one of her ideas or mix and match techniques to create their own original designs. Diana also includes practical information on hand lettering and calligraphy for writing personalized messages with style.
This complete kit comes with everything needed to make 10 hand-painted greeting cards. And to ensure success, the greeting cards are preprinted with black outlines of the subjects. Banzai! features five whimsical Japanese icons: Maneki Neko (the happy lucky cat), sushi, koi fish, paper lanterns, and a kimono.