Watercolor a Scene with Colorado Craft Company

I am back again with another watercolored stamp set from Colorado Craft Company‘s new release and a FREE SHIPPING code!

The main image in this card is called “For Dad” and I watercolored it with distress ink reinkers just like the previous stamp sets, giving each character some clothes but also introducing some background imagery to create a scene.

If you’d like to watch a detailed video on how I watercolor with distress ink reinkers and listen to my tips, don’t forget to click here. Also, remember to enter the GIVEAWAY — you have time until midnight, April 13 — click here to enter a comment on my blog and then go to each designer’s blog and leave a comment.

I really enjoyed combining stamps from a previous Anita Jeram release for this postcard. Specifically, I used images from the Wall Words, This is Us and Wishing You Happiness stamp sets. It was so fun to make this one of those “freeze the moment” scenes where you know what’s going to happen next.

It made me giggle even as I was plotting the scene…I didn’t do any masking or use any special techniques…just aligned the images and inked areas of the stamp I wanted showing up on my paper.

When I watercolored the scene, everything including the background and the paintings hanging on the wall were super vibrant. I felt it was taking away from the main storyline, so my last touch, before adding the embossed sentiment, was using a white pencil to make everything except the main characters in the foreground “fade away.” So, you can see how the little mouse has fresh drips of paint on the walls but the focus is still on that laden brush with drops about to fall on dad’s nose!

These stamps are just so fun to color and I hope you’ll check out the entire Anita Jeram collection…there is bound to be something that tugs at your heart!

And Colorado Craft Company has a special offer for April 12 and April 13: you don’t have to pay for shipping when you use the code “FREESHIPPINGMB.” So go ahead and indulge. You won’t regret it!

Specific Supplies used:

Stamps from the Colorado Craft Company

Distress Ink Reinkers

Princeton Brushes

Strathmore Ready Cut Postcards

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Sharpener for super-pointy pencil tips

Magnifying Glass

Sakura Stardust Glitter Pens

Sakura Glaze Pens

If you’d like to have a look at my favorite watercolor supplies, including links to brushes, paper, distress ink reinkers and paint palettes, please visit my Amazon Store Front. I get a teeny-tiny commission from any sales made through these links without any extra cost to you.

Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and “discovered“ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

7 thoughts on “Watercolor a Scene with Colorado Craft Company

  1. So much fun! I can almost hear her little voice saying, “I love you, Daddy!”
    I like how you included elements from other sets to build the scene, and yes, it makes me giggle too!

  2. Love the scene you created. The “Coffee House” set is my favorite from the new release.

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