For all you book lovers and journal keepers out there, this post is for you! Not a book lover? No worries, I’ve got 2 card designs with some selective inking too!
This post has 2 very different projects and videos as the stamp sets inspired me in completely different ways.
If you made your way here from the lovely Enza Gudor’s blog, then you’re right on track! Come on in and stay a while. Be sure to leave a comment below for the giveaway.
UPDATE: Giveaway winner will be posted on the Altenew Blog 3/23/19.
As you may know, I’m a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and my Altenew Academy class, Zentangle® for Cardmakers was live last week. All the incredible artwork in the student gallery and the Book Club Stamp Set inspired me to decorate my journal.
I created this custom bookplate in my Zentangle® journal over a period of several days. The video below is focused on the watercoloring and pencil coloring of the Book Club image, including how to use Vaseline to blend color pencils.
I’ll list all the colors used, here in the blog, and the coloring technique can be found in the video.
I started by stamping the Book Club centerpiece and tangling with patterns: purk, mooka, & tipple.
Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers
Flowers & Ribbons
Light Peach PC927, Permanent Red PC122, & Raspberry PC1030
White PC938, Cream PC914, Light Peach PC927, Salmon Pink PC926, Carmine Red PC926, Permanent Red PC122, Raspberry PC1030, & Dark Umber PC947
Limepeel PC1005 & Kelp Green PC1090
Dark Umber PC947 & Raspberry PC1030
Dark Umber PC947 & Limepeel 1005
A white gel pen was used to add highlights to the gem and fill in the tipple.
This project was more lengthy than I anticipated, but I love the outcome with the watercolor underpainting, added contrast of the color pencils, and that gem!
Switching gears and color palettes we are moving on to a set of 2 cards with Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die Bundle. These flowers are large, gorgeous, and remind me of anemones.
I wanted to create white anemones with deep, dark centers. I think the centers aren’t black, but more of a mix of dark blues and purples. So that’s what I set out to create.
I’m trying out Saunders Waterford High White Rough Watercolor paper for the first time. This paper is a result of my search for a bright white watercolor paper. While it’s no Neenah Solar White, it’s definitely whiter than traditional watercolor paper.
Watch the video to see the selective inking & embossing technique.
I treated the paper with antistatic powder tool and inked up the stamps with Altenew Embossing Ink. Next, I added Andromeda & Desert Night Crisp Dye Inks to the center of the flowers with ink daubers.
There wasn’t enough ink transfer with the first stamping, the daubers weren’t getting juicy enough. So I sprayed the daubers with water and re-inked. This provided deeper coverage with the ink wicking up the outlines of the petals a bit.
I liked the look of that do decided to ink up the stamp outlines with leftover ink on the daubers.
This added the loveliest, light, multicolor outline. I wanted to add a touch of shadow with watercolor brush markers, but didn’t want to reactivate the stamped ink, so I embossed the images with Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.
I watered down a mixture of Industrial Diamond & Caribbean Sky from the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set to shade the flowers. I used a mixture of Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink and Industrial Diamond to watercolor to the leaves.
I popped up some pieces of Enchanting Washes paper on an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper and stamped a sentiment in Desert Night ink. After adhering the floral images I added watercolor splatter and dew drops and called it done.
I hope you enjoyed these projects today and feel inspired to give some of these techniques a try. I’d never tried the Vaseline trick or spaying the ink daubers before, so if you try those out or have other tips let me know in the comments below.
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