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No-Line Watercoloring in Real-Time

Happy Monday, all! So many of you enjoyed my video last week with no-line watercoloring tips and requested additional videos showing the technique in real-time. I’ve been wanting to paint images from Mama Elephant’s Wish Upon a Star stamp set since it came out so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink on hot press watercolor paper. Then I protected the image with liquid masking fluid. While the masking fluid dried, I created a shadow study for the image. I used this shadow study as a guide when I eventually painted the image.

Once the masking fluid was dry, I painted a night sky (including adding stars with a splatter of white gouache). Then I removed the masking fluid.

Different colors of Distress Ink were used for the no-line watercoloring. I referred back to the shadow study multiple times while painting to make sure I was adding enough shadows and contrast.

To finish off the card, I stamped and white heat embossed a greeting from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by for today’s video!

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star stamp…
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Saunders Waterford Hot Press…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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Pebeo Drawing Gum masking fluid
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Xyron Adhesive Eraser
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Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 6
[ AMZUS ]
Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 2
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Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 0
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*Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Holbein Gouache in White
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Winsor Newton White Gouache
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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