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. DELIGHTFUL card Nina-Marie!!!
    I ALWAYS enjoy watching you watercolour, you have such a DELICATE touch!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

  2. Such lovely coloring. The shading is just delicious. I always have a hard time photographing pastels, but these pix are wonderful.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. I love Nina-Marie’s cards! Her videos are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing this super soft water coloring technique.

  4. Oh dear your card is so so cuutee
    I really love how you coloring and the Critter on your card ooh soo sweeettt
    and the birdie with flower in his wing ooh cuuuteeeee
    lovely tiny butterfly too
    love love love your card

  5. thanks for sharing all the technques to make this cute card! it’s so precious, it has so many lovely details. I love it!

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