HSS 119- Watercolor

Another Tuesday  means another great challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments! This week, we are challenging you to pull out those blender pens and aqua painters and do some watercoloring!
A few years ago, I would only buy stamps that were solid images. The first set I ever bought was a line drawn image, but when I tried to use it, it looked like a 3 year old had colored it in. SO, I swore off any stamps that required coloring!
Now, you have to know my mother, The Artist, actually taught watercolor painting classes in our home while I was growing up. She also is an amazing painter herself who has sold many, many paintings. But, I was the child who hated arts and crafts!  And her one and only daughter, as a grown up,  could not and would not even color in a teeny tiny stamp! So, finally, I broke down and asked for a lesson when I couldn’t resist those line images any longer! In one sitting, she gave me a lesson on shading and creating what I suppose is called dimension in your images. Maybe I can get her to do a short video tutorial!

So, I am no longer afraid of the line images! And this one, Everybunny, is one of my favorites! It’s such sweet little images. I use blender pens and ink pads when I color water color. I used lots of colors on this one.Too many to remember honestly.

The bottom row of images is the coordinating wheel.

The clouds are actually the cupcake punch. Why has it taken me this long to figure that one out! LOL!

So, give it a try. You can even use a damp paintbrush and regular water based markers if you don’t have the fancy stuff! Please give it a try and make sure you come back to HSS and link up with us!

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10 thoughts on “HSS 119- Watercolor”

  1. This is so cute!! I just bought prisma watercolor pencils and could really use a video from your mom!!! great job!! I too was using ink to colour in images but thought I would try out watercolor pencils!!

  2. Great job! You're a quick study and I'm sure your mom is very proud. Your talent has been shining through in your stamping and papercrafting for a long time.

  3. Erica – wonderful colors and technique. Your Mom and mine sound a lot like each other. So I steer clear of WC and drawing, that's why I went to stamping images. debra

  4. Yes, your mom the artist is VERY PROUD. I was telling one of my classes about you today – how you hated all things arts and crafts when you were growing up. ANd now look at you!!! And also encouraging those little ones at home to follow in our footsteps. Yes, I would love to do a video

  5. Super cute card! I love all the different colors and now you've made me want to order the wheel. I also like how you created your clouds with the cupcake punch. TFS

  6. Erica,
    Loved your card and visited your talented Mother's blog. What beautiful paintings she does. I can see where you get all your artistic ideas.

  7. Those colors! The shading! They're so bright and beautiful! And I can't wait to see your mom's video.

  8. Your mom must be an excellent teacher! Every detail is gorgeous! Keep on watercoloring – you are very good at it!

  9. Erica, Wow! This card is so amazing!!! Love the colors!! Would love to see a video tutorial on coloring from you and your mom! TFS!

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