Creativity Unlocked feat. Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Grandiflora | Gorgeous Coloring with Gouache

by Svitlana Shayevich

3 28 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHello friends, Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a card featuring the recently released Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Grandiflora.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower Stamp Sets can be used for many different techniques, but as its name implies, its biggest feature is that they are perfect to be painted. That's what I did for the card I’m sharing today.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp set!3 28 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Paint A Flower Magnolia Grandiflora Stamp Set Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Grandiflora Stamp Set

The Magnolia Grandiflora is an evergreen tree that is noted for its glossy dark green leaves and its large, fragrant flowers. This stamp set features a gorgeous arrangement of a pair of realistic-looking Magnolia
Grandiflora flowers and some leaves. We have also included complementary heartwarming sentiments!

A Gorgeous Gouache Artwork With Magnolia Grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora

I started making my card by stamping the large floral from the Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Grandiflora Stamp Set onto a green cardstock panel using white pigment ink. After that, I started coloring it using the Artists Gouache Set: Strolling Through New York

The beauty of this coloring medium is that it's opaque. Hence, it can be used on non-white cardstock, which really expands your design options. Plus, Altenew's gouache is extremely good and so easy to work with!

Magnolia Grandiflora

I colored each element (petals, leaves) separately from the ones right next to it. Since the gouache is opaque, it covered the white ink stamping. In fact, you wouldn’t see an element's outline edge if I had another element covered with gouache as well!

First, I laid down a lighter color onto a whole element. Then, I added strokes using darker paint in the areas where the element would get shadows.

After I finished coloring the floral element, I also made a gouache background wash all around it to make the whole panel look like it was painted. This technique made it more cohesive, in my opinion.

Magnolia Grandiflora

For additional interest, I also added some Pure White Ink Spray splatters.

After that, I foam-mounted the panel onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I made a sentiment label using the One-Go Birthday Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle. It was white embossed into Jet Black Cardstock and die-cut using the matching die.

Lastly, I added several “off-white” enamel dots from the Warm Gray Enamel Dots set.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp set!

Altenew PAF Magnolia Grandiflora Blk1wm Erum TasneemWant the ultimate elegant look for your cards? Take notes from Erum and showcase the beauty of Magnolia Grandifloras with gold embossing on cardstock! We love how she added accents with colors from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set!

Altenew PAF Magnolia Grandiflora Artists Gouache AA Fine Watercolor Brushes 1 Laura JaneDoesn't Ishani's card look like a stunning painted artwork? Indeed, the opaque effects of gouache can help you achieve a no-line effect on your stamped images, and this PAF set is perfect for it!

Altenew PAF Magnolia Grandiflora A Jenny ColaciccoAs expected, Laura gave us another watercolor card that's one for the books! The Watercolor Essential 12-Pan Set is such fun to use on outline stamp sets, especially one as pretty as the florals in this month's PAF!  Magnolia GrandifloraWhether you paint your Magnolia Grandifloras with watercolors, markers, or gouache, the results will always be lovely, like Ishani's card. There are just so many ways to style this stamp set, all the while fulfilling your coloring fantasies!

Don't you just love the luscious looks you can get from the Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Grandiflora? Don't forget to tag us on social media when you start creating impressive floral looks with this versatile stamp set. As always, we look forward to seeing where your creativity takes you!

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1 comment

Tara C Prince November 9, 2023 - 8:05 AM

so gorgeous!!


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