🖌 Paint a Perfect Winter Scene with Sandy Allnock This Month in Create in Color

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The relaxing feeling watercoloring brings to your life is perfectly reflected in the sweet images featured in Frost-Loving Friends, the newest stamp set from Stacey Yacula. Calming colors, watching hues mix and swirl together to see the formations they take — the innate characteristics of this versatile medium are a perfect pairing with her charming characters and serene scenes. And who better to guide you on your watercoloring journey than Sandy Allnock? Once you've learned more about Sandy's process, make sure to scroll to the end of today's post for some fun news about an event happening TONIGHT. Hope to see you there!

Hello coloristas! It’s Sandy Allnock, back again with some coloring. This month I’ll give you my best tips on recovering a background that may have gone awry. And with holiday cards in full swing, we all want to recover any booboos quick and move on, eh?

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

I just HAD to make a card with this sweet little bunny and penguin pal from Frost-Loving Friends! My Mom’s birthday is on Christmas Day, and she’s always collected bunnies, so I always try to make her a rabbit-y birthday card.

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

I’ve been back into watercolor of late, trying to learn how to make more scenes I can teach. Watercolor is hard to do in YouTube videos since they’re one-offs, and a whole class worth of pigment consistency would be most helpful. But, I gave it a good try in today’s card!

I hope that explanation helped at least a little — using a BIG brush for background washes, and small brushes for stamps and details helps a ton!

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

My palette of colors isn’t necessary to make this card, but I do use Daniel Smith watercolors if that helps. The brushes are by the Silver Brush company, and I used a size 8 and 12 round.

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

And since I’m into watercolor now, let’s do some watercoloring together for Facebook Live!

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


Tonight at 8 PM EST, I’ll be painting LIVE on my Facebook page! Details:

  1. Download the image.
  2. Print, IF YOU CAN, on watercolor paper with waterproof ink. That’s a rare combo so you might need to just use your printer with a medium you love that’ll work with that ink and paper. You can watch the Copic video HERE.
  3. If you bought Pile On the Hugs, you can stamp the little girl in waterproof ink on your favorite watercolor paper to paint along! 
  4. Join in live. I’m hoping THIS is the link; I’m trying something new so if the video doesn't appear on that event page, just go to my main page and you should find it there!
  5. Be sure to comment during the livecast. There will be goodies to win, including the card that I paint!

COLORS: You can choose your own colors for the little girl and her outfit. Suggested scene colors:

Watercolor: Cobalt blue, Burnt Umber, and Paynes Blue Gray, with Titanium white or white pen for snow.

Copics: B21, B45, E33, E49, E37

Colored pencils: light and medium blues, and medium and dark browns.

I hope to see you tonight on Facebook — let’s make this Friday the 13th a lucky one!


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