You can make these in any color you want and all you need is some high quality paper, a good flat shading brush, and watercolors. Yep, just paint some straight-ish lines across the paper and let them dry. Could this tutorial be any easier? I think not.
When you're done, you can have ones that look like this:
Or you can add water gradually and do a pretty ombre effect!
To coordinate the envelopes, I did end up doing a diagonal stripe across a corner. And with that, you have a set of fantastic hand-painted stationary for a fraction of the original price. Gotta love that!
So, I have to ask -- what is the easiest knock-off you ever did? Links are most definitely welcome! I'd love to see :)
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