Introducing Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica with a couple of vintage watercolor handmade projects. Plus, a card went wrong and I share how I saved it.
I’m sharing two vintage watercolor Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica projects today. Watch this short cardmaking video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends.
Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica & Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers
Let’s take a closer look at this Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica stamp set and Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Marker release. Paeonia Japonica bespeaks of vintage floral illustration which inspired my projects today.
Did you spy three brand new Altenew colors? Sea Forest, Tree Bark, and Winter Fog are perfect for an autumn or vintage feel. Both Tree Bark and Winter Fog remind me very my of my favorite Copic neutral family, the E70’s.
Vintage Watercolor Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica
Although these projects are a complete departure from my cherished vivid color palettes, I thoroughly enjoyed the vintage tones. These new colors are incredible and I’m hoping they have coordinating ink pads soon!
If you follow me, you may know that I hardly ever start a card over. If something goes wrong, I don’t give up until I’m proud. In most cases, I’m happier with the unexpected outcome and learn a new trick along the way.
See the pretty card? Well, I painted that and loved it, but decided it needed a watercolor background. And I was pretty happy with that until I couldn’t stop, and added a second layer of color. Gah, I couldn’t get past all that brown. So, I slept on it and painted a second card the next day.
Terrific Tags Card
Fortunately, I didn’t toss the first one. Because in the light of day, I was motivated to save it. I cut it down with a Terrific Tags die and created a tag shaped card base for it. And you know what? I love how it turned out!
If you decide to create a tag card base, I recommend trimming it to size and punching a hole in the front only. There’s no need to have a hole on the backside of the tag card base. Sadly, I didn’t realize this until I had die-cut two holes.
Curious Metallic Eucalyptus heavyweight cardstock was perfect for the tag base and coordinated with the vintage palette beautifully.
Silky Lilac Metallic Thread matched the new purple-gray-browns perfectly. So, I wound a bunch of it around the watercolor brush packaging and looped it through the tag hole.
Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers
Pink & Grey Flower | Cotton Candy, Winter Fog
Yellow Flowers | Mango Smoothie, Yellow Ochre, Winter Fog, Cotton Candy
Pink & Yellow Flower | Cotton Candy, Mango Smoothie, Winter Fog
Leaves | Sea Forest, Cotton Candy, Tree Bark
More Paint-A-Flower Inspiration
I just can’t get enough of the Paint-A-Flower line of stamps. How about you?
Create deliciously vibrant cards with Artist Marker Refills and PAF Anemone.
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