Monday, October 31, 2016

Versatile Watercolor Stamping Class

Hi everyone! I have some fun news. I am happy to present my first class on Skillshare. I was hoping to have posted it last week, but since I've struggled with a stubborn cold, my voice wasn't right for recording videos until just recently.

Finally, I have really started getting into doing videos. I did a few videos last year, as you might remember, but my set-up wasn't great (I had to record outdoors). Now I have a better set-up, and a bit more time. I have am also busy learning my editing program better and speeding up the work-flow. So there should be regular videos from now on, also on my Youtube channel.

Layers of ink - Versatile Watercolor Stamping Class by Anna-Karin
I was invited to join the October Teach Challenge on Skillshare, with the purpose of presenting my first class. I thought it was a good motivational push for me to start doing videos again, and to also try to do better videos, so I decided to do it and I have really enjoyed creating my class.

My class is focused on watercolour stamping techniques and apart from the main project above, I will also show a bunch of alternative ideas. For the background, I am also showing you a resist technique with Distress Micro Glaze. I was inspired by autumn, but as with most of my tutorials, the techniques can be used for many types of themes and projects.

A pretty scary part of recording this Skillshare video class is the introduction video, where I am in front of the camera for the first time. I did quite a few takes, but finally decided that I just had to be okay with the occasional language mistake and my somewhat wild hair. I embedded the intro video here, in case you'd want to have a look.

Skillshare is a subscription service, which gives you access to a wide range of classes. If you want to try it out, you can try it out for three months for $0.99 by following this link. I particularly like that the classes are divided into chapters, so you can watch one chapter and try out that particularly technique and then proceed with the following chapter when you have time. My class, for instance, consists of eight different videos and it is very easy to follow along. I hope it is almost like taking a real life class with me.

To celebrate the release of my first Skillshare class, I have a number of free enrollments for my Versatile Watercolor Class. If you are interested in one of those, please send me an email (address in sidebar), and I'll send you the free enrollment link (first-come, first-serve). Otherwise, you could also try being a member at Skillshare for a three months for $0.99, as I wrote above. Find out more here.

I am linking the products I used for the classes below, as a resource for the class.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you will enroll in my Skillshare class. I would really love to see you there.

Happy crafting!


Supplies for the main project (affiliate links):

Additional supplies for the main project:

Supplies for the extra examples:


  1. Wow, loving this Anna, just sent an email off to you, I've never subscribed to an online class before so would love the opportunity for a free try out.
    Your work is very special, thank you so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Wow, Anna-Karin, your Autumn Art Journal page is lovely! I feel as if I've just taken a walk through a meadow on a beautiful fall day! Thank you for sharing, and I would love to take your classes! Hugs!

  3. Congratulations on your first class Anna-Karin. The short video you made is excellent. I would love to try watercolour so will email you and hope that I am not too late! Anne x

  4. I couldn't think of a better teacher of this medium Anna-Karin I have always admired your watercolour art . I wish you nothing but great success with this new venture . Congrats .
    Having done some watercolour painting before I would love to take part in your class so will forward an email to you in the hope I'm lucky enough to get a freebie - if not I'm sure i will be enrolling . After a recent fall leaving me with limited use of my shoulder and arm this maybe something I could manage whilst I heal .

  5. Anna-Karin, it was lovely to see your face after watching one of your wonderful videos on your website. It left me wishing for more videos – you presented everything in a way that really worked for me. Now I have the opportunity with this class! I got a bit nervous when I saw the gorgeous art-journal page you showed, as I'm a card crafter and not an artist, but your introductory video explains the different techniques you'll be using, so I feel more comfortable. Congratulations on taking this big step, and thank you for the opportunity to learn more from you. (We have also been enjoying a beautiful autumn here in Connecticut, which is the southern part of New England in the U.S. The people who take photos for calendars that show this lovely season are probably very happy with their pictures this year!)

  6. Your watercolour stamping is my favourite thing you do, so I will definitely email you, but will perfectly sign up to subscribe even if I'm too late for the offer! Your autumnal page is simply glorious.
    Alison x

  7. Hi Anna, how lovely to meet you via this video. I wish you great success with your new classes, I admire the goals you have set for yourself, and I am sure many will benefit from your expertise and talent!


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