Hi there! Today, I’m excited to be taking part in the Altenew Paint A Flower Sunflower blog hop. You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels and your next stop is Norine Borys. Each month, Altenew releases a new floral stamp set perfect for coloring (you can subscribe here for a discounted rate each month!), and this month the focus is on that autumnal favorite: sunflowers! We are pairing Paint A Flower: Sunflower with Altenew’s new Woodless Watercolor Pencils.
In case you thought your watercoloring collection couldn’t get any better, think again. Create stunning watercolor effects with our Woodless Watercolor Pencils!
This set includes a wide range of beautiful, vibrant colors, and each pencil comes pre-sharpened and ready to use. You can either apply the color onto paper and blend with a wet brush, or pick it up with the brush directly from the pencil. The pigment dissolves smoothly, leaving no marks on the paper, and the colors can be easily mixed and layered for various effects.
This set contains 24 pencils that come in 24 unique colors.
I have a cheerful project to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the sunflower image several times from the new Paint A Flower: Sunflower using Altenew’s Obsidian pigment ink onto Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. I then used the super pigmented new Woodless Watercolor Pencils to add color to the images, first laying down the color in varying degrees of intensity, then using my damp paintbrush to pull the color out and create a smooth blend. These pencils are so fun to play with! Super bright and pigmented, and I was able to easily layer and add lots of depth to this project using the pencil-to-paper method.
I colored the entire sunflower panel with the watercolor pencils, then trimmed the panel down slightly and matted it on some black cardstock. I stamped another set of flowers, offset to the side of the watercolor paper, and watercolored them, then used my super sharp scissors to fussy cut the images.
To soften the background pattern of the full watercolored panel, I added a slightly smaller panel of vellum to the card front, then adhered my fussy cut sunflowers to the front of it with liquid adhesive. I also white embossed a greeting from Paint A Flower: Sunflower on a strip of black cardstock, adhering it to the vellum. I added my foam adhesive on the back of the vellum panel by hiding it behind the die cut and sentiment strip.
Well, that’s all for my project today! A few bits of information for you before we get to the giveaway:
~The arrival of the Woodless Watercolor Pencils has been slightly delayed, but should be back in stock by November 11, 2020. If you sign up to be notified by email (as shown in the graphic) you will get the first crack at purchasing these beautiful new art supplies!
~Altenew is offering a special discounted bundle featuring the new Paint A Flower Sunflower outline set and the Woodless Watercolor Pencils.
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. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Well, that’s all for my project today! Your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys, or you can start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog if you got lost! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!