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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  • Brookeg

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    Thank you that really was a lovely simple , no hassle way to a charming ,
    but very PRETTY & a very fun effective painting. Thank you…

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  • A

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    Leave it to Vienna to be going on a fun adventure!

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  • Linda L Rock

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    Beautiful card. Your explanations and comments are wonderful

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  • Teresa Doyle

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    Oh Sandy, the scene you have created with these adorable stamps is just amazing. I totally enjoyed it and am inspired to try my hand with a larger brush!

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  • Melvin Nieves

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    Stunning

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  • Candy

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    Really sweet, Sandy. It sure didn’t take you long to make it!
    Hugs, candy

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  • Melissa

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    So pretty! Love the bright colors!

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  • Suzanne Sears

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    Did not see the brushes listed in the supply list. Could you share name and sizes used, plz

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    • Sandy Allnock

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      It’s a Silver Black Velvet brush Round 12. All my favorite supplies are on my favorite products page if you need help finding the brushes.

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  • Paulyne Vandersloot

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    Very cute, I love it. Can’t wait until mine gets here so I can play!!

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  • Magee

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    Hello Sandy
    Love the stamp set and the watercoloring. I love watercolor. Beautifully done Sandy.

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  • Janine gearhart

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    Thank you for your wonderful ideas. You always inspire painting outside of the box. You are a great teacher as well!

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  • Barbara Lassiter

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    Cute as can be! Great watercolor tips. Thanks!

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  • Pam

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    That was fabulous – love your coloring!!

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  • Linda

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    Love all your cards and this one is sweet

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  • Marianne

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    Such a sweet scene. Thanks for the video.

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  • Colleen Howell

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    So pretty, love the scene too

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  • Billie A

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    Darling scene. I love the watercolor look. Thanks for the video.

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  • Loly Borda

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    Adorable scene Sandy! And your coloring is superb! TFS

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