Welcome to the Altenew Paint-a-Flower: Iris, Watercolor Essentials Set, and Watercolor Paper hop where you’ll find loads of inspiration.
I’m sharing a Watercolor Essentials and Artist Marker Paint-a-Flower: Iris cards. So whether you like neat and tidy or loose and dreamy there’s a card for you!
Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
This beautiful set of 12 watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with Altenew’s line of inks. The colors have been thoughtfully selected from our 36 pan set, giving you the ultimate versatility in color mixing. They stored in a convenient metal tin with a palette in the lid for mixing.
Also in this release are two cold-pressed watercolor paper options. The Watercolor Paper pad is 100% cotton 9×12 bright white sheets. The Watercolor Paper Set is 50% cotton A2 sized, 4.25×5.5-inch, bright white sheets.
YouTube Tutorial | Altenew Paint-a-Flower: Iris Two Ways
This card making video tutorial has all the details to make to completely different cards with Paint-a-Flower: Iris. Watch here or in HD on Youtube.
Altenew Watercolor Essentials & Watercolor Paper
First up, I wanted to give the new Altenew Watercolor Essentials and Watercolor Paper Set a test run. Check out the swatch comparison between the Watercolor Essentials and Artists’ Watercolor set in the video.
This sentiment is so appropriate for this card! There were phases that I just didn’t like, but I kept trying different things until I loved the result.
Lol, check out how far off my stamping was above. The moral of this card making experience was to embrace the mistakes as opportunities, let go, and moveon.org.
Spraying the card with water created a cool effect but washed the card out so much I needed to add shadows with color pencils. Before adding the color pencil, I set the card aside and moved onto the Artist Marker version.
Altenew Artist Markers
Before I added color pencil to the card above, I set it aside and visited my alcohol marker comfort zone.
Aaaahhh, a nice and tidy card gives me the warm and fuzzies. This was significantly easier for me to pull off. I used Rose Petal, Summer Afternoon, and Tropical Forest Artist Markers.
I drew the vertical and horizontal stripes with the bullet nib of the Jet Black Artist Marker and the help of a ruler.
That’s all folks! Let me know your favorite in the comments down below. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 03/31/2020.
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