Hello there everyone! It's Jenny here, and I'm excited to introduce you to Altenew's brand new Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set! Isn't it pretty? I'm going to show you how I used it to create a gorgeous heat-embossed background card. And of course, today's post is a Blog Hop & Giveaway kick-off. Be sure to stay tuned for the GIVEAWAY details – you might be one of the 7 lucky winners of an Altenew gift card!
Paint-A Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set
Sunshine and friendship in flower form! This outline stamp set features a branch of sweet pea flowers. It is drawn with delicate strokes, leaving plenty of room to add color and dimension. The accompanying sentiments are great for birthday cards, motivational pieces, or “just because” projects.
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I'm excited to be featuring a Paint-A-Flower set again as part of my Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny video series. I featured the African Daisy in September, with a simple way to use the Paint-A-Flower without painting. Today, I AM doing a little painting, but it is super easy – I promise!
Easy Watercoloring With Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea
To start off, I grabbed a panel of A2 Watercolor Paper. This is smooth and great for heat embossing. I used my MISTI and stamped the Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea repeatedly with Embossing Ink, rotating to interlock the images, and cover the entire panel in sweet peas! I added Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder and heated it with a heat tool between each move. Be sure to use a powder tool each time to avoid embossing powder sticking where you don't want it.
How to watercolor:
To color the images, I used the Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers. I used the Rubellite brush directly onto the image, circling it around the center, and then pulling out that color within the flower with a wet brush. I used plenty of water on my brush and left it to wick out the color, to get that more natural look.
I used Limeade on the stems directly coloring on the paper, without water, then added a touch of Evergreen for shading, scribbling it onto a Watercolor Palette, adding water then applying it with a damp brush. I repeated this technique again for the centers, using Warm Sunshine and shading with Autumn Blaze. Next, I outlined the entire piece with a pale wash of Sea Breeze, scribbling the color onto the Watercolor Palette, adding lots of water, and filling in the gaps on my panel. Before it dried, I added splatters of Rubellite. I finished with a couple of fine spritzes of Pure White Ink Spray to add texture.
Adding a sentiment
For my sentiment, I used Vellum Translucent Paper, backed with a Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then, I die cut it with the Mega Hello Die and adhered to my watercolored panel. I adhered this with some colored blue fun foam to a white notecard. The vellum is very subtle but I love how you can see through it to the background which is the star of the show. I added a sub-sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower Sweet Pea Outline Stamp Set, stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink, and popped up on foam tape. A few Satin White Sequins finished my piece!
You can check out the video below or over on the Altenew YouTube channel:
$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 12/29/2021 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 12/30/2021.
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