Good morning! Today, Altenew is releasing their latest in the Paint A Flower series: Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset, and of course, we’re sharing loads of inspiration with you in a blog hop! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog, and your next stop is Jenny Colacicco. This gorgeous peony swag is so beautifully detailed; I couldn’t wait to do some watercoloring with it! If you like to color flowers, you should definitely consider subscribing to the Paint A Flower series; you can get these beautiful stamp sets automatically sent to you each month, and at a discount, to boot! Let’s get started on the details for my project today.
I began by stamping the main image from Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset using Embossing Ink on some of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. This paper is extremely smooth and great for embossing beautifully detailed stamps! I heated some platinum embossing powder over the top, then taped my image down to a watercolor board to minimize warping.
Next, I used the Tropical Fiesta watercolor brush markers to add lots of vibrant color to the panel. When using liquid watercolors, I prefer to scribble the color out onto a ceramic palette, then pick up the color using my watercolor brushes and apply it to the paper with the damp paintbrush, rather than putting the brush marker directly to the paper. This way, I am guaranteed a bit more control with the intensity of the color. It’s easy to add layers of color to achieve super vibrant looks, but it’s much more difficult to take color away, so I try to make sure that I add color to the paper in small doses in all of my watercoloring.
Once my panel had dried completely, I splattered some dark purple watercolor to add a bit of artistic texture, then, once that had dried, heat embossed a greeting from the Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset stamp set, again using platinum embossing powder. I trimmed the sides of the panel and mounted it on an A2 panel of shimmery, deep magenta cardstock, finally adding a few gems to add a bit of sparkling texture.
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, to celebrate the new release, Altenew is hosting lots of giveaways!
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/27/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/30/2021.
Your next stop is Jenny Colacicco. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!