Hi, everyone! Welcome to a hop full of Spring flowers and inspiration! I’m lots of watercolor techniques with the Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set!
Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release
Before we get started, I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on my 3 in 1 Stencil on Stamp Technique using last’s month’s release. I’m thrilled you liked it and it was exciting to hear it was something new!!
I have two videos with loads of watercolor techniques to share, but first, let’s take a closer look at the full release. Affiliate message below.
2 Watercolor YouTube Tutorials
Now that the Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set has been released I can share my video featuring their debut. There are lots of watercolor cards that I hope you enjoy! Click here to see the post associated with this video.
And, of course, we have more watercolor techniques for this release! Hopefully, you’ll walk away with tons of techniques to try.
I’m doing quite a few hops in February so I’m going to keep my blog write-ups short and sweet. Especially since the details are in the videos.
Watercolor Roses Stamp Set
Do you recognize these flowers? The Watercolor Roses Stamp Set is the same style as the popular Rose Bouquet Stencil. These coordinate well together to create different looks and textures.
To create a faux watercolor effect with the stamps, I inked up the stamp with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and lightly spritzed the stamps with water before stamping.
Crisp Dye Inks | Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Sunkissed Orange Cream
I stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. Very little water was used, but you could also use hot press watercolor paper.
That believe sentiment is amazing!!! Love the brush script.
The Cheshire Cat quote sentiment is so awesome, I had to use it. I did an emboss resist + watercolor technique with Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder.
Artist’s Watercolor | Tropical Forest & Cool Summer Night
Exotic Garden Stamp Set
This bold watercolor background started as a soft blue, but I couldn’t help myself and had to go bold! If you’re into a soft look, I left that in the video.
Exotic Garden Stamp Set is large enough to carry a card as the focal point or create a tone on tone background. I embossed it with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and watercolored with the new Artists’ set.
Artist’s Watercolor | Tea Party, Cool Summer Night, & Tropical Forrest
The sentiment is the Hello and Hugs Die Set from last month’s release.
New Beginnings Stamp & Die Bundle
This time I was able to control myself and stick with soft pastels. But I have to say I was so uncomfortable with the lack of high contrast!
First, I used coordinating dies to cut masks and adhered them to watercolor paper to create a background pattern. Then I painted soft watercolor stripes.
Artists’ Watercolor | Tea Party and Fall Harvest
The flowers are embossed with Antique Silver embossing powder. Gah, I wish I stamped them in black for more contrast!
Warm Hugs Stamp Set
This stamp set has a unique and modern feel to it. Instead of using it as it was intended in the layering guide, I used the large solid stamp to create a background pattern.
It has a bit of a quilted panel feel to it. The sentiment and a flower are stamped on vellum.
That’s a wrap! Today’s videos are longer than usual because each has several different cards and watercolor techniques. Feel free to pin this post if you need to come back later. Or better yet subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already!
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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 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will 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 blogs on 2/21/20
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Altenew Card Blog
Amber Rain Davis
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The Hedgehog Hollow
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