Hello, friends! I’m on the Altenew Blog today. I’d love for you to stop by!
I started by stamping the images using gray and black dye inks on watercolor paper. For one set of the images, I decided to use my Altenew watercolors and for the other set, I used my newly purchased Holbein Acryla gouache. These are essentially acrylics that dry like gouache and have high opacity. I used a very small brush to do some detail work as I didn’t want to cover all the lines.
See the different looks below! Which one do you like better?
I hope you were inspired today! Thanks to Flora & Fauna for having me as a guest.
Hello, friends! Today is Altenew’s August 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop! Hop along for fabulous inspiration and fun! You should have arrived from the Altenew blog. If you lose your way, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.
Check out the entire new release! I’d love to know what you’ve got your eyes on!
I have a few cards to share with you.
This release has some AMAZING floral sets. I made two cards and two watercolored art pieces. I will share my cards first. I used Inked Flora and did light watercoloring and arranged them over a long card.
For the second card, I did a bit of masking with Hello Gorgeous and Geo Frames. I colored with Copic markers.
Next, I masked and stamped Hello Gorgeous on 100% cotton watercolor sheet. I watercolored with Altenew watercolors and went a little splatter-happy…
For my last piece, I used Floral Art on 100% cotton watercolor sheet. I did a mix of Altenew watercolors that are a little different from what I usually do…but I think it’s fun to try new things. Your brain tends to continue doing what you’re used to doing so this helps to stretch your muscles. Even if you don’t like how something ends up, be happy for trying. You’ll learn something for sure! For next time, I’ll probably pick the colors in advance and then color. 🙂
I hope you felt inspired today! The next stop on the hop is Anna Komenda!
I’ve included the full blog list below:
Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by August 22 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on August 26.
Optional Giveaway: Altenew is also offering my readers a chance to win a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment on my blog post. I will announce the winner here by August 22 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well).
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Hello, friends! I am so excited to be a guest on the Spellbinders August 15th Blog Hop today! I am sharing a card with no-line watercoloring techniques using gorgeous floral images from the Inked Messages Collection by Stephanie Low.
You should have arrived from Heather’s blog! Today, we are celebrating and featuring the following collections: Inked Messages by Stephanie Low and Special Moments by Marisa Job.
I have a project for you that uses products from Inked Messages by Stephanie Low.
I used my Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors and da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Brushes (Round 2 and 3/0) for detail watercoloring on the images from Rough Waters, Wanderlust, and Grow Newer With Me. Once I finished coloring, I die-cut the images from Rough Waters, Wanderlust, and Grow Newer With Me with coordinating dies.
For the background, I masked off the sides of my card base and blended distress oxide ink. I stamped the sentiment from Wanderlust with Versafine black ink. I mounted the images over the base with foam tape for dimension.
You too can achieve this look! Watercoloring requires patience and good tools. Always start light and add depth over time with layers. I hope this inspires you to try!
Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Amy Kolling!
Here’s the complete blog hop list so you don’t get lost 🙂
Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog by August 19th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on the Spellbinders Blog the following Tuesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
I am also giving away a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders if you leave a comment below. I will announce the random winner after August 19th on my blog. You can visit this page to see list of personal blog giveaways/winners.
Thank you for visiting! ♡
Affiliate links used in this blog post. In plain terms, this means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.