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.
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!
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.
Finishing off the card was pretty simple — I stamped a sentiment and added paper layers with dimensional adhesive in between.
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!
Did you know the #mftstamps hashtag has more than 90,000 results on Instagram? You guys are busy, and we LOVE it. Keep ’em coming because we can never get enough of admiring your work! If Sandy has inspired you to create some scenery for your favorite MFT images, be sure to tag us!