Hi there! Today, Altenew is releasing a new Paint A Flower stamp set: Camellia, and we are showing them off with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Dana Joy and your next stop is Tina Smith, or you can start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. These beautiful, fluffy blooms are so, so pretty, and come in such a lovely arrangement:
Each month, Altenew releases a new floral stamp set perfect for coloring (you can subscribe here for a discounted rate each month!). The petals on this month’s Paint A Flower: Camellia set are a very nice size, great for coloring in any medium. I chose to do a little wet-on-wet painting today using the Altenew Watercolor Brush Refills. Let’s get started with the details!
To begin, I heat embossed the beautiful floral bouquet from Paint A Flower: Camellia cascading around the edge of a panel of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper using white pearl embossing powder. I like to switch things up occasionally and using white embossing, which I think has such a cheery, lighthearted look to it, especially when paired with bright colors. To achieve the “wet-on-wet” watercoloring, I taped my slightly-larger-than-A2 embossed panel down to my watercolor board, then wet the panel thoroughly with clean water. I then dropped very diluted Sunkissed and Rubellite Brush Marker Refills onto the wet watercolor paper, both inside and outside of the embossed areas, to create a mottled watercolor background. I kept the color light enough to add green over the top without creating a muddy mess by diluting the color quite a lot. Watercolor also dries lighter than when it’s applied, so this background was nice and subtle in the end.
Once my mottled watercolor background had dried completely (completely; you don’t want to make things bleed when you add the next layer!), I added details using stronger concentrations of the Sunkissed, Rubellite, Limeade, and Moss Brush Marker Refills, creating some pretty pink and corals by combining the Sunkissed and Rubellite colors. I also added some artsy flecks of color by dipping my brush into undiluted color and flicking it at the finished watercolored panel.
For the greeting, I heat embossed the encouraging sentiment on some bright coral cardstock from my stash, then trimmed them down to strips and adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive. I added some of my favorite iridescent gems to add some sparkle!
Now, as always, Altenew has some fabulous prizes to give away to celebrate the Paint A Flower: Camellia release!
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2021.
Your next stop is Tina Smith. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!