Hello everyone and happy Watercolor Wednesday! This week I have another Christmas painting for you and it is perfect painting for beginners. This is a one stamp project so if you are nervous about creating your own scenes with multiple stamps, this is the project for you.
This painting won’t take very long to create and can be done when you only have about 20 minutes to spare. Let’s get started on creating this painting.
I am using one of the Art Impressions Window stamps, the Christmas Drive Window. It is one full stamp with the words included.
I used traditional Christmas colors for my painting but change them up to whatever you like.
- No 83 Butterscotch
- No 89 Persimmon
- No 86 African Violet
- No 43 Brilliant Yellow
- No 45 Sepia
- No 15 Olive Green
- No 72 Pine Green
- No 28 English Red
I also used a regular black stamp pad, Wink of Stella Glitter pen and a white gel pen.
This painting is on a 4×4 piece of watercolor paper. You can make this on a smaller piece of paper but I wanted a large border to act like a matte.
For this painting, I used a regular black stamp pad to ink the entire stamp.
Line the stamp up in the center of the paper and press down well to ensure the whole stamp is pressed down.
Once the stamp is pressed, let the ink dry for a few minutes before continuing. If you need to, you can wave it around to dry faster.
Begin by painting the truck with English Red. Paint a few layers to get the shade of red that you desire.
Use Pine Green to paint the tree then Olive Green to paint the wreath. Add a touch of Pine Green to the wreath near the ribbon for shadows and then add a little Olive Green to the tree. Don’t forget to paint green in the back window of the truck.
Using African Violet, paint the sky in. Then add a little bit of African Violet to the snow for depth and paint it under the truck for a shadow. Paint in the window of the truck with African Violet as well.
Create a mix of African Violet and Sepia and paint in the tires and the grill of the truck.
Paint the ribbon on the wreath and lantern as well as the candle with persimmon. Paint the inner glass of the lantern with Brilliant Yellow as well as the head lights on the truck. Paint the flame of the candle with butterscotch.
Using another mix of Sepia and African Violet, using more Sepia, paint the lantern.
Once the paint is dry, use the Wink of Stella Glitter pen to add glitter to the snow and truck.
Next, add little dots of snow with the white gel pen all around the areas with color.
And there you have it!
Pop this into a frame or turn it into a card to give to those that you love.
Join me next week for a whole new tutorial.
Watch the video tutorial below to paint along with me to create your own Christmas Truck painting.