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How to paint rain


Sometimes painting rain is a bit more necessary than painting sun – and with this darling stamp set from Mama Elephant, a rainy sky was a must! My little friend Penny (you may remember when she taught me to paint HERE) came to help me out with her new watercolor technique. She’s the CUTEST!

Painting Rain

Just this weekend we had a *wee* bit of rain. I live in Washington, how crazy is it that we haven’t had any in months?!I did learn a new word that you might want to know: petrichor. It’s that lovely after-rain smell…..I want MORE PETRICHOR!

But maybe just shooting this video inspired Mother Nature to send a couple drops our way. It didn’t last long, but I’m hopeful! Maybe if we click the “like” button enough on this video, she’ll return!? Watch it below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Even though my attempt at Penny’s technique was a fail, I still love the splotchy dots it gave me! And I was really glad I got the stamps all covered up with masking before then, or I might have had quite the mess on my hands!

Sandy Allnock - Painting Rain in Watercolor

My patrons get to see this Copic version of this card (below) – you could become a patron to get those bonuses each month, or take my Backgrounds Class that shows how to do the rain technique on a different card!  (Be sure to purchase the class on a browser OTHER than Internet Explorer; you’ll get a link and password emailed to you right away, or you can click on your account here to get the link faster.)

Just shot a little bonus video for my patrons 🙂 @heymamaelephant #copicmarker #lovemypatrons

A photo posted by Sandy Allnock (@sandyallnock) on

Attention Southern California!

I think the classes are almost all filled up – there were only one or two seats left when I talked with Stamp Fever in Orange last week, but if you want to check, feel free to call the store to see! (714) 974-3552 Excited to see you guys on the weekend!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

9 thoughts on “How to paint rain

  1. I’m finding it hard to navigate your blog. This format means that we have to go “home” to click on the next post… frustrating. It must be a way to get your page views increased or something related to revenue? Yours is not the only one that has made this switch recently.
    Still absolutely love all that you share with us, I’ll just follow you on youtube and instagram. <3

    1. I know, really – it frustrates the heck out of me. I have web guys hired to start a redesign and I can’t WAIT!!

  2. I love watchung your tutorials.I do not own any Copic colors yet. I cannot afford them. I have bought some Proart colors, but really wish I had saved my money. However, I will try to make them work. I am going to try thiis rain technique as I have a stamp with umbrellas ovewr a coupe of little girls. I am anxious to see how it turns out. Thank you for your tutorials they are helping me a lot!! Elva

  3. That girl is awesome! Love her technique.. Just made me smile the whole time. ^_^

  4. Very cute and I like Penny’s technique.

  5. Great looking card.

  6. Have learned so much from you. Thanks

  7. I love that! I’m going to see if I have the right size googlie eyes!

  8. I love it when you showcase a stamp set I already own! Thanks Sandy!

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