Learn Light-as-a-Feather Coloring from Sandy Allnock

Seeing the different ways color can be imparted to an image is quite simply, magic. One of the immense benefits of stamping is the unlimited opportunities it provides to see how the same image can be altered depending on the coloring method you choose. Today, you get to see how Sandy used watercolor pencils to turn Stacey Yacula owls into the charming, colorful characters you see below.

Hello and Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I’m so much in the holiday spirit! Are you ready to get your holly on?

Today’s coloring adventure features Warm & Feathered Hugs — so, so, so, so cute it makes my teeth hurt! I got out my Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and got busy creating a simple scene for two of the owls.

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

Layering pencil, blending with a brush, then re-layering feathery textures works beautifully; the process results in both a dimensional look as well provides the detail of the feathers.

The feathery patterns are modeled on some google images I looked up for owls. You can turn these sweet little stamps into all kinds of different owls — try it and see how much fun it can be!

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

The branch was created by first sketching it in light grey, then adding the blue sky while leaving room for the snow. Then I added more shadow and depth to the branch itself.

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

Finishing off the card was pretty simple — I stamped a sentiment and added paper layers with dimensional adhesive in between.

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

I’ll be back for one more coloring video in December (Copic!), and in case I don’t see you before then — I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Comments (8)

  • Kelly S

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    Absolutely gorgeous – Sandy’s work is always mesmerizing!

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  • Bev Page

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    Hi Sandy. Your fantastic colouring never fails to stagger me. You put so much care and love into your work and how it shines through! Love these two sweet little cuties and you make everything so lifelike! Thanks for sharing your wonderful God-given talent with us. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas from me here in Sydney Australia. Stay safe and well.

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    Wonderful sweet birds. Love to watch you work Sandy and I also love this stamp… Merry Christmas to you also!

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  • Cathy Lillie

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    Such an adorable card! I’ve been trying to watch more videos like this to help me get better at my coloring. You do a fantastic job explaining what you’re doing and why. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Olive M

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    Super cute card. Those owls are adorable and you colored them beautifully. It’s so helpful to hear your reasoning about how you select colors, or why you take a certain path when creating your scenes. Thank you.

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  • Robin Ridpath

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    What a sweet card! I love watching your backgrounds come to life, it’s truly magical.

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  • creatingincolors

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    What an adorable scene. I love to watch your “magic” and once again picked up a a new tip.

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