Good morning! I am super excited today to be taking part in Altenew’s Metallic Watercolor Pan Set Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Lilith Eeckels, and your next stop is Kymona Tracey. Altenew has so many fantastic coloring mediums available, which are perfect for use with their incredible floral sets. Today, they’re releasing some beautiful Metallic Pan Watercolors, and I’ve created two projects for the hop today. Let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I used the Metallic Watercolors to do some simple watercoloring with the Book Club stamp set. I heat embossed the main image from Book Club using silver embossing powder on some hot press watercolor paper. I then watercolored the image in soft, romantic shades of pink, peach, and mauve using the new Metallic Watercolors. These watercolors move beautifully on watercolor paper, and leave a lovely metallic sheen (that’s super difficult to photograph, unfortunately)!
After I’d finished watercoloring, I trimmed the edges of the watercolored panel and mounted it on an A2 panel of glossy silver cardstock. I also die cut a silver foil greeting using the Thinking of You die, which I mounted on the card front using foam adhesive. I also added a few metallic jewels to add even more sparkle and shine!
For my second project, I wanted to showcase the unique opacity of these metallic pan watercolors by using them on a black background! To create a black surface for watercoloring, I use Daniel Smith Black Watercolor Grounds. Once the grounds had dried completely, I heat embossed the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set on the black background using silver embossing powder. I then used the beautiful Metallic Watercolors to watercolor the images, adding a second coat over the top once the first had dried to intensify the color.
For the greeting, I used Mega Greetings 3 to die cut a deep raspberry colored die cut and stamp some labels. I adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive, then added some silver gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for me today! Now, Altenew has some very generous giveaways to help celebrate the release of their new Metallic Watercolors!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/2/2019 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 11/4/2019.
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nenette S. Madero
Amber Rain Davis
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
Wow! The metallics are soooo cool and I LOVE your big bold sentiments!
Ginny K. says
I am loving those metallic paints. Your cards are simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
ROSALIE JOHNSON says
How beautiful – love these new metallics on black card stock!!
Awesome creations, I especially love the first card with the metalic watercolors!
Kelsey Thomas says
Your cards are gorgeous. 🙂
Karthikha Uday says
Beautiful cards! The metallic shine is awesome! 🙂
Vikki H says
These new colors really enhance the stamps so well. thanks for all the tips!
Barb Schmidt says
So nice to see your projects on black and white cardstock. Love that you can use these watercolors on an color paper.
Just love these new paints with such beautiful results! The dark cardstock is so cool, but I love how they work on both❣️
Toni L says
Fabulous cards! These paints are scrummy!
Amazing cards! Love how you offered two ways to use the metallic paints. Thank you for sharing.
Bonnie Eng says
Two lovely cards! I love how you used the new metallic watercolours!
Such subtle effects with the metallics. THEY ARE IN MY FUTURE.
Sue D says
So pretty with the metallics!
Nandini Karmarkar says
The inspiration is just beautiful! The new metallic watercolors are amazing! I love the gorgeous colors. I also love that they can be used even on black paper!
Both cards are great, but I especially love your hugs card. The way you colored your flowers is so pretty.
Ruth Sherer says
I’m really loving both cards, especially the thinking of you card! Your work is boy done!
Beautiful shimmer with these amazing metallic water color paints. Love them, can’t wait to play with them.
Sharon Dolan says
Stunning cards! I would like the love card better without the white paper with the sentiments. This is a wonderful set of paints!
Both cards are lovely, but I love the first one—such beautiful watercoloring!
Wonderful paints on the black background. Great work as always!
My favorite is the thinking of you. BEAUTIFUL
Dana M says
Oh so pretty! Wonderful cards, the shimmer from the paint add such a lovely and elegant touch. Love the bold sentiments.
Awesome 💙Love it on black cardstock.
Marisela Delgado says
Wow, Emily, you always rock it, girl.
Marisela Delgado says
barbara lassiter says
Both cards are outstandingly beautiful.
Karen Kochjar says
Ah-maaazing cards! The first card is so sweet and the second card is like Shazam–hello! You know just how to lay those shimmery colors down!
Saundra Rega says
These cards are lovely!
Love these – the metallic watercolors really set off the large die cuts!
Amazing and so very stunning. What a great watercolor set!
Wow!! Love the watercolors on black card!! Gorgeous!
Marilyn in E~Town says
I love your “Thing of You” card, a perfect layout💞
Liz O. says
Love these colors against the dark background, the shimmer is mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing both cards Emily!!
Carol Mc says
Both cards are beautiful. I love how the metallic paints show up on
Lisa Byers says
I love your lovely cards Emily. The first one looks so romantic. Gorgeous!! I love the second one with the metallics on the black cardstock. Wow!
Gorgeous cards. The watercolor metallic is so stunning and I love the big bold sentiment.
Teri S. says
The bouquet on the black background is really stunning Emily! My favourite of the two is the first with the Book Club stamp. I like the soft look in your choice of colours.
Ruth Aubertine says
Catherine L says
Beautiful cards! I love the dramatic look of the second one.
Carol Koniecki says
Each card is so different in style, but both beautiful. Great use of this paint.
Savannagh Kacey says
Your black card is totally enchanting! Beautiful work!
Cindy C. says
Both so stunning!! Love how you applied the shimmery watercolors!
Patty A Eifert says
Both are beautiful!! I think the paints look great with the silver embossing!
Rema DewLeeuw says
Love these new water colors!
Mary Holshouser says
I’ve not done much with watercolors.
If I get one of these sets, I would
try to perfect my “painting”.
Beautiful card. thanks for sharing
Love the contrasts you have reached on the card.
Teri Spracklin says
Oh my goodness, these are so pretty! They make my heart melt! 🙂
Amanda Steele says
Both cards are beautiful but I’m in love with the second one more. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.
Kathy Dippner says
Beautiful; cards! Love the embossed flowers on the black background.
Robin Buchholz says
Stunning cards! I love the colorful backgrounds and layering. Thanks for sharing.
Cyndi Morris says
Both these cards are so beautiful. I love these new metallic watercolors, especially on black — absolutely gorgeous.
Cards are gorgeous. My favorite is first one.
Susan P says
Beautiful cards. Your watercoloring is gorgeous
SO pretty. I didn’t think I needed these, until I saw your cards. Ahem.
Great cards. I especially like the colors in the second one. This is one time I especially wish I could see these cards in person.
Your cards are both so pretty!
Janet Trapp says
Gorgeous! So much fun inspiration☺️ These metallic paints are awesome❣️
Susan Strawser says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you painted the flowers in your first card- such pretty colors!