It’s time to celebrate another children’s illustrator: this time, Jon Klassen! I’ve loved some of his other books but today chose to use The Rock from the Sky as inspiration.
This is probably my favorite series I’ve ever done; so many childrens illustrators are unique in style, medium, approach to color – all since they’re appealing to little kids! Lots of those things work well for cards.
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
A slimline card worked well for this to make the sky more epic – lots more space for that watercolor wash to travel! Giving it real estate to move really made the card.
Decorating the inside with a little paint is a lovely treat for the recipient!
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- Scootin’ By, Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps
- Scootin’ By, Lawn Cuts Dies
- Arches Rough Paper: EH – BLICK
- Ampersand Hardbord, Flat 9×12:
- Artist tape
- Daniel Smith watercolors:
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8: EH – BLICK – AMZ
- VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
wow, you make it look so easy (although I know it’s not). You are a great teacher, and an inspiring one! I will definately try this technique! May I ask what kind of ink you use for stamping with watercolorwashes?
Sorry I forgot to link the ink! It’s always VersaFine, Onyx Black – https://bit.ly/2DsWL20
Love this series and the cards you make using these wonderful books!
This is so so amazing!
Gorgeous washes, beautiful colour combo’s as well.
And you made it all with the critter to a awesome card!
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
You inspire me every time!
Stunning! Having been a teacher of primary grades, I, too, am drawn to children’s literature illustrators. I need to revisit my library and look at them with a different purpose now. Thank you for the inspiration.
Just. Lovely. These soft washes in the colors used by Jon Klassen and you are so relaxing – gonna have to try this… even though it won’t be relaxing at first! This is a tutorial I will come back to many times, I am sure. Thank You!