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Easy To Use Watercolor Pencils | Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Hop

Easy to use watercolor pencils are perfect for beginner and experienced painters. Today, I showcase Altenew’s amazing new Woodless Watercolor Pencils and the delightful Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower stamp set.

Easy to Use Watercolor Pencils & Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Hop

If you made your way here from my good friend, Nicole Watt‘s blog, then you’re right on track. To start at the beginning head to the Altenew Card Blog.

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Easy To Use Watercolor Pencils | Altenew Paint-A-Flower Sunflower Hop

All the details on these easy to use Woodless Watercolor Pencils and how to create this fun rainbow sunflower card are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch it here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower & Woodless Watercolor Pencils

Easy to Use Woodless Watercolor Pencils

The quality of these Woodless Watercolor Pencils is immediately evident by their weight. It’s a hefty little package and the weight of each pencil feels as if you’re holding a perfectly balanced high-quality piece of flatware.

Easy to Use Altenew Woodless Watercolor Pencils

As always Altenew has picked a beautiful range of colors to represent the full spectrum of the rainbow and earth tones. In my video, I swatch the colors. However, you can also access the swatch image below and a black swatch template on the Altenew product page.

Altenew Woodless Watercolor Pencils Swatches

Shipping delays have left us with a limited quantity of Woodless Watercolor Pencil sets for the release. If these little lovelies sell out before you get your hands on them, please sign up for the “Back In Stock” notification email. These will be restocked around 11/11/20.

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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower

Check out the beautifully arranged Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Stamp Set! I chose a slimline design so I could stack two of these sunflower arrangements. I didn’t use any masking and did have an oops moment, but was able to cover it up pretty well.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower

Before I started my slimline card, I swatched out all the colors. So many beautifully vibrant and saturated colors! Three of the colors were lightly pigmented as you would expect based on their coordinating ink pad: Coral Bliss, Mountain Mist, and Dew Drop. Altenew excels at color coordinating their mediums (or is it media?).

Easy To Use Watercolor Pencils

So, if you want Artist Marker, Woodless Watercolor Pencils, ink blending, and colored cardstock all on the same card you can make it matchy-matchy.

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower

I think I used almost all the colors on this one card, including Oolong Tea, and I love it! These Woodless Watercolor Pencils blend effortlessly. Be sure to watch the video for tips and tricks.

Plus, big news, Jet Black Woodless Watercolor Pencil splatter is replacing my tried and true Jet Black Ink Spray splatter! Can you believe it?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’d love to know what you think. Do let me know in the comments.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 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 Winners Page on 10/30/2020.

Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea

Don’t have watercolor pencils? Try regular color pencils on dark or light cardstock.

Vitsit this post/video to learn to color Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea two ways.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is Kelly Griglione! Leave Kelly and our other artists below some love along the hop.

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Kelly Griglione
Erum Tasneem
Lindsay Weirich
Nathalie DeSousa
Jenny Colacicco
Virginia Lu
Tenia Nelson
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Emily Midgett
Norine Borys
Mindy Eggen
Tania Ahmed
Dana Joy
Jaycee Gaspar
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Maryam Perez
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  1. I love your multi-coloured sunflowers! Gorgeous colouring!

  2. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Very interested in the pencils, so it’s great to see them at work. I like the setup for the larger line of flowers.

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the way you colored these pretty sunflowers!

  4. Fabulous card..I am enjoying the colors of the sunflowers… loving the stamp and the woodless watercolor pencils(such a good idea)

  5. Julie+Wexler says:

    Amber- I love the rainbow sunflower arrangement. As always I learned so much from your video– from swatching, to working thru an oops, to tips on how to make the medium work using a variety of techniques . Thx so much! Be well.

  6. Sandra Swayze says:

    Coming back soon to watch the video! Pretty card!

  7. Ann Tolman says:

    Beautiful coloring. Thanks for all the tips.

  8. Nicki Baxley says:

    I love the different colors of the flowers. As always, your work is amazing!

  9. Julie Greaves says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the colours you used, it makes for a very ‘Happy’ looking card sure to cheer the recipient. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiring us all.

  10. Amber Bissonnette says:

    Gorgeous slimline card! These pencils are a must!! They look like so much fun!

  11. Cyndi+Morris says:

    Gorgeous card. I love those colorful sunflowers. My current coloring medium of choice is Altenew’s Watercolor Brush Markers, but I must admit I’d love to get my hands on those watercolor pencils.

  12. Jeane Campbell says:

    I could not imagine you were able to get black drops from a pencil. Had to watch the video. Who knew? That was easy! Love the look of the card. Really stands out.

  13. Kathryn Gagne says:

    Wow!! I love the water color pencils you used for the great card. I am so happy Altenew has come out with these because I don’t necessarily get along well with markers. Just one question tho’ since these are woodless how do you recommend sharpening them? I also love your teaching technique.

    1. Thank you, Kathryn! You sharpen them the same as regular color pencils. However, if you save the shavings you can wen those and use them as paint as well.

  14. Beautiful card and lovely colors. I’m really loving the slimline cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Terri Bradburn says:

    Very cute slimline card! Love the different colors you used on the flowers.

  16. Marisela Delgado says:

    I love how you used different colors! 💜

  17. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Well, after watching your video, you have sold me on these pencils! I don’t have watercolors- I just use may pens and ink pads, but I really like how little space these “watercolors” take up, and they are lovely. Your card is beautiful! And it all just looks so doable!

  18. Lori Lehnen says:

    Such bright and cheery colors!
    We all need cards like this right now!

  19. WOW! What a great card & great way to show us these new pencils!

  20. Martha Brunet says:

    I love your critique and how you used all the colors. It seems these are the pencils to have. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Heather DePasquale says:

    Love the video. These watercolor pencils are so easy to use. Love your card and easy splatter!

  22. Jessica Scott says:

    I absolutely love the different color combinations for the sunflowers paired with a Slimline card design!

  23. I cant wait to try those awesome pencils! Your beautiful card is absolutely fabulous & I love that you made a slimline card.

  24. Nancy R Walker says:

    Love the sunflowers on the slimline card. This stamp set works well on that size!

  25. brenda west says:

    A clever way to show off the new woodless watercolor pencils.

  26. Beth Bice says:

    Love the multi-colored flowers.

  27. Very pretty card. I like how you used non-traditional colors for the sunflowers. This set definitely lends itself to the slim line card.

  28. How fun with the colorful sunflowers.

  29. The colors of the new watercolor pencils are beautiful! Nice slimline card.

  30. Wanda S Radler says:

    Your card is beautiful. Sunflowers are my favorite!

  31. I am a big fan of sunflowers, and love your rainbow colors! I also have been working on a couple of Lindsay’s watercolor classes. I enjoy working with my watercolor pencils, but I would love to try the woodless.

  32. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Thank you for all the tips and techniques using the watercolor pencils! Your card is gorgeous!

  33. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love all the different colors you used! Gorgeous coloring!

  34. Joan Mastronardi says:

    love the video, very helpful. Gorgeous card!

  35. So beautiful. Can’t wait till the pencils are back in stock to order. They look AMAZING.

  36. Kelli Simpson says:

    I like that you reached for other colors than yellow. It works beautifullu

  37. Melissa+Friedrich says:

    Beautiful rainbow of sunflowers, and thanks for in depth info on these new pencils!

  38. Love sunflowers but as so many have mentioned, the fact that you changed the colors made for a fun pretty card. TFS

  39. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh wow!!! I like how you made them different colors….they sort of look like Bachelor Buttons. NICE

  40. Cordelia Alderman says:

    I love that you changed the look of the stamp by using different colors (and everyone seems to agree). Beautiful card.

  41. Karen Kuschel says:

    Love how you colored all the flowers a different color. Very cheerful card.

  42. Katie Amodio says:

    Beautiful! I really appreciate the colors being so bright and different!

  43. Such a beautiful card!!! I love how you stamped the flowers on the slim line card. And used different colors from the new watercolored pencil set.

  44. Debbie Skluzak says:

    I loved you didn’t color them all yellow. Great card.

  45. Great card and glad you got a new trick to use!

  46. I love your fun, colourful card – great texture and colour. I really look forward to trying these watercolour pencils – they look like great colours to use with Altenews wonderful floral stamps.

  47. Jenny Miller says:

    Oh Amber!! I just love your watercoloring!!

  48. Absolutely beautiful Amber. I always enjoy watching your videos and learning from you. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  49. Beautiful multicolored sunflowers!
    Carol b

  50. Absolutely beautiful card. Great video. Thanks for sharing

  51. Thank you for sharing this on a slimline card it’s awesome!

  52. Silvia Hutchinson says:

    Gorgeous card!! I love the differently colored flowers!!

  53. I love your rainbow sunflowers! Thank you for sharing your watercoloring talent! The woodless watercolor pencils are intriguing.

  54. Pamella Albright says:

    When I saw your splatters direct from the pencil, THAT was a game changer! Beautiful card ❤

  55. barbara lassiter says:

    I have woodless watercolor pencils, but maybe need to add more because of these beautiful colors. Your card is gorgeous!

  56. Maureen Reiss says:

    These really are Beautiful colors!!! Love your colorful card!!!

  57. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Amber, I love how you varied the colors of the sunflowers instead of going traditional. Adds a lot of interest and pizzaz! Also, it really shows the value of the woodless watercolor pencils!

  58. Lovely use of the watercolor pencils.

  59. Bernadette says:

    Love your rainbow flowers and thanks for the tutorial on the wood less pencils.