Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew Educators “Floral with Geometric Elements” Blog Hop and Linky Party. Thank you for stopping by the blog today, our Educators have tons of inspiration to share with you. All our talented Educators have completed the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). If you don't know about the Certification Program, please visit THIS page to find out more on how to turn your hobby into a profession! You will be glad to know that we now have 38 Educators!
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Now on to my project for today which is inspired by the monochrome geometric tattoo designs. As always, I have a process video to share as well so be sure to check that out for tips and ideas.
Masking on One-Layer Card
I decided I wanted to create a one layer card today. Firstly, stamp the smaller of the flowers from the Spring Daisy Stamp Set in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Now, mask this image. Then stamp the larger flower and mask this as well. Once the flowers are done, stamp the leaves repeatedly to build your bouquet. For my cluster, I mainly used the pair of leaves and stamped that repeatedly. I did use the single leaf too but only to show a change in direction. Mask all the leaves as well.
You will have to watch the video to understand this part better. Make two different sized circular stencils (masks) out of copy paper. Place them onto the card panel. Then place the Broken Chevrons Stencil over it, lining it with one edge of the panel. Note that the stencil will move so either use a spray adhesive, washi tape, or hold it firmly. I did the latter. Through the stencil, apply Jet Black Mixed Media Ink with the help of a Small Blending Brush. As you can see, this ink gives you a supreme jet black and beautiful result. ALWAYS use this for stenciling if you want jet black patterns.
Add Pen Detail
Once done, remove the masks. Add black paint splatters from the 12 Pan Essential Watercolor Set.
Next, with the help of the 005 point pen from the Fine Liner Pen Set add details to the petals. These are going to be simple line details, just flicks or strokes. You can even add this detail as stippling, this is completely up to you.
Add Faux Dimension
Next, use a black color pencil (I used a graphite and a black color pencil both) to add shadows to the outer side of the image and the circular shapes. With the help of a blending stump, blend the pencil shading a little for a softer, more natural effect.
Additionally, I drew vertical lines of various thicknesses. The third black element balanced the design considerably. You can add these as well or add a third, smaller sized circle on the top right. All you will have to do is start stamping a little lower than I did.
The sentiment is from You are Beautiful Stamp Set. To finish, I added a few black crystals.
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Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/23/2020.
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the end of this post for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Our lovely Educators have created gorgeous projects to share with you. Please check each blog on the hop for tons of inspiration. The first stop on the hop is the very talented Nenette S. Madero.
For your convenience, you will find the complete hop list below.
Enter your Creations HERE!
This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Floral with Geometric Elements”. So what are you waiting for?! Grab your stuff and get crafty! Please click on the blue button below to share your projects for a chance to win one of two $15 Altenew gift certificates! The link party ends on 12/21/2020.