Aligning Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps

Aligning Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps

 

Aligning Art Impressions Stamps

One question I hear a lot – especially heard when I taught in-person classes – was how to get straight things straight. You can adjust a slightly crooked house by using a marker…but how do we avoid that in the first place? I think I have an idea! You’ll need some blocks with grids…big enough blocks to reach at least one outside edge of the paper. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

How was that for easy? Just line things up well first, and you can stamp these like a pro! ūüôā ¬†There’s another house in the stamp set too – and I painted it with bricks. ūüôā

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Supplies

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Popup Gift Card Holders

Popup Gift Card Holders

 

Christmas will be here SOOOOOON! Ack! And as I am travelling shortly – and personally delivering gifts for my family – gift cards can be the easiest thing to get through TSA. And these sweet cards can go through the mail easily too…they make a last-minute gift look well-planned!¬†The coffee stamps here were sent to me by my friends at Sunny Studio Stamps.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder

Before I get going – I didn’t come up with this myself! Lyssa Zwolanek is an SU demo (her¬†blog post is HERE, video HERE) – and she’s one of many who shared a tutorial that is easy peasy. I made my own adaptations to it based on supplies I have, so be sure to adapt using what you’ve got too!¬†Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

While I was making one, I went ahead and made two more in other colors. Cute huh? And so easy and fast!

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While I heat embossed the snowflakes, and watercolored the panels and layered them – feel free to just use some pretty patterned paper. That’ll make them even faster!
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Supplies

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Vintage Christmas Kitsch

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

I was inspired to look at some vintage postcards to figure out a layout for this card…I stamped the deer, added the circle in pencil, then stamped the greens (masking where needed), then drawing in the banner and circle with a black sharpie (waterproof pen). I had some challenges with the purple background, but it was sure a fun experiment – and this is one of my fave cards lately! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Supplies

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Nativity Mini TryFold Christmas Card

Nativity Mini TryFold Christmas Card

 Nativity Mini TryFold Christmas Card

I’ve been making a bunch of these Mini TryFold Nativity cards for my Christmas stash…they’re beautiful and simple, very flat – and easy to color quickly! I stamped a bunch using the MISTI¬†– once I had it set up I just kept stamping!¬†Included in the video is an idea for making it easy – using just the droppers and not a palette. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I love the Hydrus watercolors for their intensity – and that they don’t “move” once you go over them with another color. But they also blend with other colors while wet, too. Best of both worlds!

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Color Chart for PhMartins Hydrus Watercolors

The three sets of 12 have different groups of colors – see which ones would work most with the kinds of images you color most.

Sandy Allnock Hydrus Chart

Supplies

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24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Watercolor Tree Farm

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Watercolor Tree Farm

Quick note: I’ll be picking the 24 winners Sunday evening…so if you missed any videos this week, be sure to go leave comments to qualify to win! I’ll post winners Monday.

Oh my. It’s already the last day! Well, I’ve got a cute one to top off the week…enjoy!

Watercolor Tree Farm

Sometimes tags just need to be plain old cute. And what’s cuter than a vintage trailer with some animals we can dress up? In the video I’ll show you a little bit on masking – plus some fun watercoloring.¬†Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The other three tags came out sweet too….a whole fleet of tree sellers! ha!sandy-allnock-24tags16-6a

You can see all the tags from all years in the 24 Tags of Christmas Gallery!

Giveaway

Tradition is to give away the 24 tags…I’ll pick 24 winners from blog posts and YT comments, so leave some love and maybe you’ll win! Woohoo! I’ll pick winners and announce later next week!

Supplies

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Watercolor a leaf

Watercolor a leaf

Watercolor a leaf

Since it’s a Monday, and it’s a holiday with a lot of folks being busy….here’s a fast little no-fuss video. Three colors of paint – Permanent Yellow Deep, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, and a little Lunar Black. In, out, done – go get candy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

By popular request….

I’ve updated my Society6 page with some new paintings! Many that have been seen on Instagram lately. You’re welcome :0)

Supplies

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