I’m going to show you how you can create your own DIY original miniature painting business cards.
I was preparing to attend an event when I realized I didn’t have any business cards! I recently redesigned my logo and branding and (while new cards were on the never-ending to-do list) I needed something in 2 days, so it was time to get creative.
Creating the Card
I began digging through my studio looking for card stock when I came across an old pack of Avery clean edge inkjet business card templates. This was definitely a good start, but the stock was a bit thin. I also really wanted a 2-sided card, but knew getting both sides to align perfectly in an inkjet printer wasn’t going to be likely. Instead I decided to repurpose an old painting that didn’t make the cut by slicing it into miniature artworks that could be bonded to my card templates.
I was skeptical going into this project because I really didn’t think the inkjet templates would stand up to the quality and feel of a pro printing job. But, the unique texture and tactile experience of putting an actual painting on your card definitely compensates, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the result!
Check out my video for more detailed instructions for creating your cards, what materials to use and how to apply the artwork to the card. Reference the information sheet included with your card templates for links to downloadable digital templates for preparing the printed portion of your card design.
What You’ll Need:
- Clean edge Inkjet business card templates (and a printer)
- Canvas, multimedia or watercolour paper
- Paint or other medium of your choice
- Glue or clear acrylic medium
- A paper cutter or X-Acto knife
- Masking tape
- Copy paper
You can download the placement template shown in the video from here: