Up in the Air – Watercolor Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

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Oooh it’s that time again! I’m Sandy Allnock and I’m glad to meet those I haven’t yet through this coloring series! I’m an admitted coloring addict…all the mediums, all the stamps, just give me color! 🙂

I hop over here monthly to the MFT blog to share some tips – this time, I’ll be coloring with Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils – they’ve got good intense color and they melt away so beautifully with a brush and water! I love that you can still see some of the texture of pencil and paper, too – which really helps it feel like a piece of art!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch the video below or over on YouTube!

For those who want to get into watercolor but are too intimidated, often starting with watercolor pencils is a good “bridge.” You get to hold a pencil, which is a very comfortable feeling, and only jump to water and brush once you feel ok to do it – watercolor includes the “scariness” of the water and brush without that comfort to get you warmed up!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I also recommend if you’re going to add drawn elements, it’s often better to do it at the end, that way if you need to do adjustments you can – and you also don’t have to stay “in” lines for those areas.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Whatever you use to color with – this is a fun stamp set for making a scene. Make some hillsides with your Copic markers just the same way as I did here – and you’ll be flying high up in the air, too!

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