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Easy Watercolor Technique…Painting Paris In The Rain

Learn to watercolor a rainy day in Paris with Sandy Allnock as she demonstrates easy watercolor techniques that you can incorporate into your cardmaking!

Painting Paris In The Rain with Sandy Allnock

Hello my coloring friends!! I’m Sandy Allnock and I’m doing some empathy-coloring today; I was reading about just HOW hot it’s been in Paris lately (115F?!?!? GAH!) and I am hoping that painting a Paris scene will help cool them down, somehow. When I traveled there it was winter, so it’s hard to imagine such a beautiful place being SO hot!

Painting Paris In The Rain with Sandy Allnock

The technique is pretty simple – a loose sky, washy trees, and a few lines for reflections. Try it, it’s not too hard!

Even the Eiffel Tower isn’t too hard – just make a curvy triangle that gets smaller toward the top, give it a few cross bars toward the bottom section, and a rounded arch. Everyone will make it into the Eiffel Tower in their minds, because it’s such an iconic structure!

Painting Paris In The Rain with Sandy Allnock
Painting Paris In The Rain with Sandy Allnock

A little on supplies….

  1. Be Creative tape has excellent stickiness and strength for watercolor paper. The texture can be challenging for some adhesives to stick to.
  2. Scotch foam tape also sticks well – use it a little more generously on watercolor paper if you can, especially if you have some warping you want to flatten out.
  3. Versafine Onyx Black is an excellent ink for watercolor. It stamps nice and black and is waterproof! 
  4. There’s a whole page here at EH with all my palette colors in it, as well as a video about my color choices. Go see it here.
Painting Paris In The Rain with Sandy Allnock

The brushes I recommend for crafters for cardmaking are the Silver Brush company’s Black Velvet line; if you only want to get one, get a round #8. If you want to do big washy backgrounds, too, the #12 round is a great size. As one of my painting instructors once said, “Use the largest brush you can. It’ll make you looser!” And she was right!

Hope I left you with something valuable….I’ve been knee-deep in watercolor this month since it’s World Watercolor Month! It’s never too late to join in the daily challenge through July – see more info here.


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  • Reply Andre M. July 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I’m always amazed when these loose shapes become recognisable during these videos.

  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 July 19, 2019 at 9:32 am

    LOVE this.

  • Reply Henriëtte July 19, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Awesome Sandy, you made watercolour looks so easy! Thanks for the great video tutorial and have a wonderful weekend.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss July 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Fabulous card!!!

  • Reply Vickie July 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Amazing….so love this….what an artist.

  • Reply On My Desk or In My Heart July 20, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Great tutorial

  • Reply G. Angelos July 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I love this. It looks like a page out of the “Madeleine” books!

  • Reply Nancy Lynn July 28, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Another fab educational tutorial, Sandy…..this card is too card! TFS

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