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Creating Distance in a Scene: N&T Schoolhouse

Prehistoric Watercolor

Whether or not you make school-themed cards – I hope this one is worth a watch! I’ve had several folks ask about how to make a background that doesn’t fight with the foreground. Well, not asked in those words, but it’s the gist! So today, I’m addressing that. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.


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11 thoughts on “Creating Distance in a Scene: N&T Schoolhouse

  1. My eight year old granddaughter came for a visit, and we watched the video together. We were both fascinated with every stroke you made. I so enjoyed watching it and sharing it with my granddaughter who loves arts and crafts. Thank you for another beautiful and inspiring video!

  2. Thank you so much for the great tips! I recently got the D.S. Dot Chart & am in the process of creating 2 x 2 samples. I so love the watercolor look, hope to improve. Love your card!!!

  3. I already love this set and now even more so! A fabulous job as always Sandy!

  4. DRY brush. No kidding. As always, amazing. Thank you so much.

  5. Another awesome card thanks for sharing all your inspiration and knowledge.

  6. Love watching you paint!! Your such an inspiration to me. Thank you Sandy.

  7. Great science. That bear wants to go on a hike and I know you can do it (hint hint).

  8. Such an adorable little scene! I love it!

  9. Cute little scene. Love the background and your coloring.

  10. I like all the tips on creating distance in a scene! Great video.

  11. As usual… great coloring and composition!! + fun mixed in! Thanks!

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