Little Critter Treehouse Watercolor

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!

I hope you all are doing wonderful and are ready to learn how to create this new watercolor painting.

This painting uses four stamp sets but you can easily customize it to use whatever stamps you do have.

Let’s get started!

The stamp sets that I used to create this painting is the Fairy Door Set, the original Foliage Set, Flower set 2 and then the Original Flower set. Each stamp that I used is circled.

I didn’t use a ton of markers this time but here is what I did use:

  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 46 Crimson Lake
  • No 43 Brilliant Yellow
  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 17 Steel Blue
  • No 86 African Violet

The size of my watercolor paper is a 4×5 as I had it sitting around after another project but you could definitely create this on a 4×6 sheet to make it easier to frame.

Begin by inking the large tree with Sepia.

Press the tree ever so slightly below center of your paper to make sure you have enough room for the leaves.

Ink the door with African Violet and the use the positioner to get the door right where you want it.

Apply Sepia to the stamp the press the door into position.

Next, drag the color our of the lines of the tree. This is actually all the color we will be adding to the tree so drag as much out as you’d like. You can also paint more color in if you don’t want to keep your tree so white.

Next, paint in the shadow of the door, the doorknob, and rocks with a mix of sepia and African Violet.

Ink the vine up with Olive Green. You don’t have to ink the entire vine. I only used half to 3/4 of the stamp each time I applied more ink.

Press the leaves all around to create the tree canopy. You can add as many leaves as you want. Remember to press the stamp three to four times before applying more ink.

Dip your brush in water and pinch it off and dab the leaves to softened them and spread the olive green ink.

Paint the door with the Crimson Lake. You will need to apply multiple layers to the door to get it dark red. Add some African Violet and Sepia to create areas that are darker.

Ink the mini grass stamp with olive green and add grass around the base of the tree. Drag the color up and out. I also added a little sepia in the center to create a little walkway up to the critter’s door. And then used the thin tip of the red and sepia markers to add lines to my door for added detail once it was dry.

Ink the small blooms with Brilliant Yellow and the stems olive green and add those on both sides of the tree. Slightly touch the blooms with your brush. Once dry, touch the center of the flowers with the thin tip of the brilliant yellow marker.

Ink the other small blooms with African Violet and add around the base of the tree.

Lastly, paint in the sky using Steel Blue.

And that’s it! Sign and date and either pop it into a frame or turn it into a card.

This would even be really cute if you added the sleeping fox or rabbit from the animal set. 🙂

Thanks for joining me and stay tuned until next week when I have a brand new watercolor tutorial for you.

Be sure to check out my step by step video below. You can paint along with me and it is bound to help answer any questions that you may have.

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