Sunday, December 16, 2012

Watercolour Winter Scene

Today I am sharing my second scene for this month's Craft a Scene challenge - winter scenes. Don't miss the other DT scenes, it's a great variety of inspiration.

I felt like some watercolouring.

The images were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink on watercolour paper, which works best for watercolouring. You need to use a waterproof ink, since it must be able to handle the water. I lightly misted the scene with Goosebumps mist, a bit too lightly actually, you hardly see it, especially since the scene is coloured with light colours. You can see the mist, which gives a resist effect, in the shadow of the wolves. Let the scene dry.

The pine trees were painted with masking fluid, to protect the white, you can paint around them too, if you don't have masking fluid. Let dry again. I used only four colours: Cobalt Blue, Rose Madder, Neutral Tint and just a tad of Burnt Sienna. The sky was first painted with water and then with watery Rose Madder and Cobalt Blue. When dry, you can remove the masking fluid and continue painting the rest of the scene.

I added a bit of all the four colours on the snowy areas, creating shadows at the trees and the wolves, and making it somewhat darker at the front than at the back of the scene. The wolves were painted with Burnt Sienna and Neutral Tint.

While I was busy, I made a second version, because I needed more Christmas cards. It is almost exactly the same.

Thank you for looking! You still have another two weeks to join us in the challenge.

Happy stamping!


Stamps: Sutter: Snowy Fir Tree Large, Medium, Small set; Snowy Leaf Tree; Romping Wolves Small; Howler Small, sentiment
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Mist: Tsukineko Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
Surface: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper (NOT)
Masking fluid: Daler & Rowney


  1. What a beautiful card, Anna-Karin! I love the subtle shades you have achieved with watercolouring - brilliant!

  2. Beautiful, subtle watercolours - and I love your masking to get the brilliant white of the snow - especially on the leaning tree on the right!
    Alison x


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