During last month’s Ellen Hutson release, I said I wasn’t gonna color the amaryllis…….and that fell by the wayside. LOL. Yep. I had to. It’s so pretty! And since Ellen is now carrying my fave Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, they came out to play too….See the sale info later in this post!
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The pink amaryllis is so pretty – I’m going to keep an eye out when the season comes for a pink one, I’ve never found one in my local shops!
The colors used are really simple – and yes I’ve swatched! As much as swatching kinda kills me. LOL. But…I wanted a good way to show the colors in photos because folks are always askin’…..
Later today I’ll post this alternate coloring – it’s stamped in Distress Oxide (Fossilized Amber) so that the yellow melts into the orange and greens.
THIS SPEED VIDEO IS NOW ON IGTV 🙂
A look at the pencil sets
FYI there will be no watercolor pencil hex charts for the same reason as no watercolor one – you can’t print on watercolor paper, and printer ink isn’t really waterproof. I’ll have a video soon on how I made mine and what my code system is that I use. In the meantime…I made swatches.
The full set of pencils has tons of color – it’s got 120 so there are lots of nice yellows, blues, reds, browns….
The set of 60 colors is also nice – the range is good! Once I pulled these to see what was there, I realized I can probably try to pull mostly from these when doing videos, so as not to frustrate those getting the smaller set.
Colors are actually the SAME as the watercolor pencil sets.
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Your pink amaryllis is just lovely, Sandy. Your videos are so informative and easy to follow. I love how you explain why you do a particular step, I’m a logical person and like to know the reasons behind something. Also 99.9% of my cards are mailed, and most of them internationally – having embellishments just enables the sorting machines to chew them up (I know you can have them hand cancelled here, but you can bet they’re fed into a machine for sorting in Europe), so I love that your cards are mail-friendly.
Gorgeous Sandy, I love to see how you use watercolour pencils and what you can do with them. When I was young I had a set and gave it away because I couln’t work with it. Now I see why, I never used watercolour paper. I used plain sketch book paper and that doesn’t have enough toogh to hold the colour. Never to old to learn, haha.
I watch your Instagram posts, love to see your dogs but for your projects I go to your blog and if there is a video I watch that, so your blog and You Tube channle is for me the most important. Perhaps because I don’t like to watch my mobile all day long.
Thank you so much for showing and have a great week.
These are so pretty Sandy
Your “mental philosophy” is exactly how I use Youtube versus Instagram. I love your Instagram posts during the day – especially to see your dogs at the park! I rarely leave comments, but almost always hit the “like button”. But when I’m having my first cup of coffee in the morning, I want the full treatment – great projects to inspire me, professional information and tips for coloring in various media… You bet. And thank you for the Amaryllis “class” this morning – don’t know what I’d do without you!