Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Easy Pastel Watercoloring

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Hello everyone! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today for a brand new Studio Monday! Today I am going to be sharing a easy watercoloring technique that will help you achieve pastel color effects and tones to your coloring.

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Light and airy pastels can sometimes be hard to achieve, especially depending upon how intense of a pigment you are using. For my watercoloring, I’ve used the Prima Decadent Pies watercolor tin. However, keep in mind that any watercolor medium you have or prefer would work for this technique!

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The stamp sets I’ve used for this card are the Avery Elle Woodland Wonders and Sentimental sets. I love the whimsical style of these animals! And I also really love how the set includes a pair of trees that I can help create cute little scenes for the critters.

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I’ve put together a video tutorial for you showing how I created this entire card, as well as explaining the color techniques I used to create my pastel effects.  Be sure to check out the video below or over on our YouTube channel! If you enjoy, please give it a big “thumbs up” and subscribe to our channel for more weekly inspiration!

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  1. I think Woodland Wonders is my favorite stamp set out right now – it is so adorable! And your card is fabulous. I’ll have to watch your video later for the technique you used to color.

  2. Darling card.
    Love how the trees are to one side and the bird on the branch.
    Nesting the other animals at the bottom was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing

  3. There is nothing I love more than cute little animals on a card. The tree trunks and water coloring are just perfect for this scene.

  4. Awesome pastel watercoloring. Love the woods scene with the birds and critters. One of my FAVE’s.

  5. Absolutely adorable! It looks like a page from a children’s book :) Thanks for showing the how-tos in your video.

  6. Great coloring job, Nina Marie, and what a sweet scene with those cute little critters! Appreciate your detailed video, too.

  7. Nina-Marie, you are certainly the Queen of scenes! I LOVE this card! It is perfectly designed and super sweet! Fabulous job!

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