Watercoloring Tutorial

I spent last week in Memphis at my parent’s house. I took along my flip camera to film my mom giving a tutorial on how to watercolor with a blender pen. As you may remember, I used to refuse to stamp anything that needed to be colored in. It always resembled a Kindergartners art work when I was finished! So, a couple of years back, I asked my mother, The Artist, for some help. She was so excited since I have refused any and all art training since I was a child! LOL! Sorry mom! 😉

So, of course we waited till the very last day to do it, my camera was dead and it was very late. So, I just used my ipad. It’s not the best, I didn’t hold the camera all that steady, but hopefully you can still learn something from it. My mom is not a SU Demo, but she does stamp a little with me. She is an art teacher at a prestigious private high school. She also has been a working artist at times as well. And, in my opinion, she’s amazing! So, here is our little tag team video, hope you enjoy it!

Now, I used my mom’s art to make a little card! I also used a few Sneak Peek items from the NEW Seasonal Catalog out next month! See if you can spot them!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink and Paper: Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Festival of Prints Designer Series Stack, Pacific Point, Real Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Select Designer Fabric, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelts, Stampin’ Sprtizer, Blender Pens, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons
Inspiration for my card came from Just Add Ink’s Winter theme and Fresh Made Sketches

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19 thoughts on “Watercoloring Tutorial”

  1. Oh how fun!! I just love the shading on this image and your details make the card so awesome! Love that fabric! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  2. Love the mother-daughter video. Her explanation of creating different values was helpful and now I'll try watercoloring again. Thanks

  3. Gorgeous card! Such a fun image and fun to see colored by an expert! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Great video. Thanks for putting this together. I learned some new things about coloring images and am going to try this. What a nice mom. She did raise a nice daughter!

  5. I love how you combined all of these fun patterns to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and the great video!

  6. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Erica! Love the colouring and cute dsp. Thanks so much for including the video. It is fantastic! I'm so glad you could play along with us at JAI this week.

  7. This is a fab card Erica, l love your choice of colours and that gorgeous chevron DSP, very striking combination.
    Thanks so muh for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. What a great double act for the tutorial. Your mum has some great tips. Erica, your card is just gorgeous. That image is so cute and beautifully coloured. Love the mixture of DSP and added embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Absolutely adorable! I love the touch of fabric! Super colors! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Love this tutorial. Thank you so much. Can't wait to try it. You took the fear out of shading and made it very easy to understand. 🙂

  11. WOW…your Mom is AMAZING!! What a GREAT teacher!! Thank you so much for that tutorial1 It was VERY helpful!! 🙂

  12. What a team! Love your Mum's tutorial, and the way you've created a card using her artwork. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week, Erica!

  13. Gorgeous card and a wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much to your Mum! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week!

  14. That was a great tutorial. Your mom makes it look so easy. And you've turned her piece into a great card. Congrats on your Honorable Mention at JAI.

  15. Thanks so much for the tutorial, Erica and "mom". I learned a lot and am excited to try some of your mom's tips. I love what you make, Erica. Congrats on being a finalist for Artisan. I'm going to convention for the first time and can't wait to hear who the winners are. I'm rooting for you! I appreciate all of the time and energy you invest in your blog!

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