Go ahead, add a little bling to your envelopes and packages with Altenew Wax Seals! I’m unboxing Altenew Wax Seals, sharing first impressions, a demo, and featuring Altenew Beauty Within.
Altenew Summer Nights Release
From iconic florals to campfires, constellations, and wax seals, there’s something for everyone in the new Summer Nights Release. What caught your eye?
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Beauty Within & Nesting Ovals
This may sound crazy, but it was the large leaf cluster of the Altenew Beauty Within Stamp Set that supercharged my creativity. It’s a perfect cluster with a 3-dimensional quality that begs to peek out of a window. So that’s exactly what I did.
A mask created with one of the Nesting Ovals dies created the perfect window for the leaf cluster. And, the sentiment, True Beauty Comes From Within, echos the design.
Polychromos Color Pencils
Although the background is painted with Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set I opted for Polychromos pencils for the foliage. I thought color pencils would create the luminous glow I was after.
Walnut Brown, Raw Umber, Burnt Ochre, Dark Naples Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Light Yellow Glaze, Cream
Dark Indigo, Magenta, Dark Red, Rose Carmine, White
Warm Grey V, Earth Green Yellowish, Light Green, White
Yep, color pencils are magical, but dang they take forever and a day. This is an achingly slow medium for me. Not sure if it’s my lack of technique or just the nature of the medium, but there are at least four layers of color pencil on each of these images.
Tropical Forest Enamel Dots finished off the card.
Amaryllis Stamp Set
Switching gears, I created a completely different look with the Amaryllis Stamp Set. This time I experimented with using Crisp Dye Inks with Mixed Media Inks.
Dye & Pigment Ink Color Combos
I wanted to see how the Crisp Dye Inks and Mixed Media Inks played together. So, each flower is stamped with a different combination of dye and pigment ink.
Mixed Media Ink = pigment
Crisp Dye Ink = dye
Outline Midnight Violet dye
Layer 1 Lavender Fields dye
Layer 2 Coral Berry pigment
Layer 3 Ruby Red pigment + Midnight Violet dye rock n’ rolled
Outline Ruby Red pigment
Layer 1 Frosty Pink pigment
Layer 2 Midnight Violet dye
Layer 3 Coral Berry pigment, Midnight Violet dye rock n’ rolled
Outline Midnight Violet dye
Layer 1 Frosty Pink dye
Layer 2 Coral Berry pigment, Lavender Fields dye rock n rolled
Layer 3 Midnight Violet dye, Coral Berry pigment rock n’ rolled
Centers and Pollen
Layer 1 Buttercream dye
Layer 2 Maple Yellow dye
The prototype stamps were missing the stamen stamp so I drew them in with a Sakura Micron 08 pen. Otherwise I would stamp them with Obsidian Pigment Ink.
Shades of Purple Enamel Dots and a bit of graphite shading finished off the card.
Altenew Wax Seals
Bring vintage style to your handmade cards, gift wrapping, and paper crafting with the new Altenew Wax Seals product line. Altenew has curated a stunning selection of wax colors and stamps for your projects.
Watch the video for my unboxing, first impressions, and demo. As you can see in the video, I’m a complete newbie and need a bit of practice. The Wax Beads had less of a learning curve for me and my favorite colors are the Garnet and Enchanted Gold.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I’d love to know what you think. Let me know in the comments below to enter the giveaway.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/17/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below.
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2020.
The next stop on the hop is Lindsay Weirich and she’s sharing a unique project you don’t want to miss. Don’t miss any crafty goodness with the full list of artists below.
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