In the video below, I will show you how I watercolored the puppies to create a realistic, watercolor fur effect. While I colored dogs on this tutorial, keep in mind that the process of creating the fur can be translated into almost any critter you want to color!
The coloring medium I used for the no-line effect was watercolors; I have so much fun creating with watercolor. Do you? With a both and 0 and 2 round brush, I colored in the frenchies. Perched on top of the puppy threesome is a dog I specifically watercolored to look like my friend Stephanie’s frenchie named, Lucas.
If you enjoy no-line coloring, be sure to check out my entire collection of projects featuring this technique!
All the images are arranged onto a Woodgrain panel that has a loose wash of dark blue and gray brushed across it. Before putting the wash of color onto the woodgrain background, I had stenciled some paw prints from a Newton’s Nook stencil using gray ink. The paw prints are super-subtle in the background but help put some interest into the card.
I added a couple of sentiments onto the card with both the Fabulous Frenchies and Big Thanks Words stamp sets. By using a red cardstock for the smaller text greetings, it helped pull in the red tones on the dog’s bowtie and balloon.
I hope this card has inspired you to color detailed fur on your next critter project, as well as give you an idea for creating with the new Fabulous Frenchies stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs!
Thanks so much for stopping by today; I will be back again very soon with more inspiration to share!