While watercolors can be soft and lovely, they also can have a lot of punch! Layering washes over each other to build up rich color can be well worth the patience of waiting in between. Check out how I created the fun background as well as the painted stamped images!
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
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- Daniel Smith Watercolors: EH – BLICK
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8: EH – BLICK – AMZ
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #12: EH – BLICK – AMZ
- Mottler Flat Wash, DaVinci
- Arches Cold Press Paper: EH – BLICK
- VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
- White Uni-ball Gel Pen: EH – AMZ – BLICK
Hi Sandy! Love the vibrant colors used in this card! Especially the background. But my favorite part is the added snow with your white gel pen!! Just discovered your blog and feel very inpited! Thank you for that!
Hello Sandy. I am really enjoying following your blog and your online painting lessons, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. I think these Christmas cards are so lovely. I live in Melbourne Australia so I do not follow you “real time” on youtube but catch up later so thank you for making it available to followers such as my self. Hope this finds you well. Isabel
great card to get me in the spirit! thanks Sandy
Love this card, Sandy. I’m always inspired by you and this water coloring is a prime example. Thank you.
Love your card and the rich colors. I really like seeing the process in making this card. TFS
This is lovely! I often think watercolor is a bit too pale for me because I prefer bright colors. But your card is proof that I can get rich deep colors with watercolor. Thanks for the video. I love that you explain your thinking as you go through the process.
So sweet… I’m singing!
Loved watching the process of this card. I am working on Christmas cards now.