Hey guys, we’re stamping with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers today! If you’ve reached this post from the lovely Anna Komenda’s blog then you’re right on track and in the home stretch of the blog hop.
While at Creativation I did a make and take with the lovely ladies from Waffle Flower. They were stamping with Tombow Markers. I loved the artsy effect and decided to give it a go with Watercolor Brush Markers.
Let’s get started! Choose your favorite color palette. I’ll be using Citrus Burst, Autumn Blaze, and Ruby Red. I’ll give a brief description of the process here on the blog and all the details can be found in the video below. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoy it!
A note about paper. I first tried this technique on watercolor paper, because hey, watercolor brush markers, it made sense. The results weren’t great, but I got fabulous results on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb, so that’s what I’d suggest.
Squeeze out a few drops of each color into 3 separate puddles on your craft mat. Lightly spritz with water. Ink up one of the shadow layer stamps and stamp the middle of the card. Continue the pattern using different colors and even inking up with multiple colors.
The sentiments are from Mega Greetings 2 and Mega You Die.
I still had a bit of ink left on my mat and didn’t want to toss it. So I inked up another panel. This time the ink puddles weren’t as juicy so less pigment was stamped on the paper which left just the suggestion of the tulip’s structure.
I ink smooshed a couple pieces of scrap watercolor paper and die cut a sentiment with Simply Thank You Die. I sandwiched a black die cut in between the two watercolor ones for some contrast. The dearly stamp is from Mega Greetings 2.
Both cards needed a bit more black so I added a hand drawn border on one and trimmed the sides of the other and backed it with a piece of black cardstock.
And that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed these projects today and feel inspired to give this technique a try. Thanks so much for stopping by. Get creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire.
As always products are listed below. Be sure to scroll to the end for Giveaway details and a link to the next stop on the hop.
See the full February release here.
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 and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.
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The winner will be announced on my blog by 2/20/2019.
I also have a giveaway over on my Instagram channel for 2 free spots in my Altenew Academy class, Zentangle for Cardmakers. Winner will be announced 2/18/19.
Winner Update – 2/20/19
Congratulations to Caroline Livermore!
“Gorgeous use of the stamps with the die cuts — You have inspired me!”
Caroline, you are the lucky winner of a $30 Altenew gift certificate! Please send an email to email@example.com by 2/28/19 with the subject line Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner from Amber Rain Davis’ blog.