NEW Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica & (BONUS) Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Ashlea Cornell

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Release Banner - Clear Floral Outline Stamp Set for Paper Crafting, Card Making

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Ashlea Cornell joining you today for an exciting new release! Today, we're introducing the newest Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Outline Stamp Set, and also the brand new set of Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers.

We release our Paint-A-Flower Stamp Sets every month to celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There’s no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once, then color! We can’t wait to see what you create!  

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paf banerWe also have bonus products in today's Paint-A-Flower release, which you can check out below:

paf 7 labelsThese two new products go together so well, and I've created a video tutorial featuring the new release to share some inspiration for both! Check it out here:


My first example uses the Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers to create a loosely watercolored, moody image with the Paeonia Japonica set.

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I started by applying the Cotton Candy watercolor directly from the brush marker to the base of the petal and the color Mango Smoothie to the tip of the same petal. Then, I used a damp, round paintbrush to blend the two colors together in the middle. I repeated this process until each petal is colored in and has a dual tone color to it. This provides so much interest to the image and is an easy look to achieve!


For my second example, I created a similar look but this time with the basic Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set from Altenew. These pan watercolors have a much more pastel color payoff and create beautiful dreamy colors.

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The main difference between achieving this look with the palette vs the brush markers is that I completely saturate the petals with my first color (in this case a pinkish-red color), let the petals dry, and then go back in to the base with my second color (in this case a very vibrant yellow). I go back and forth with adding more of each color until I get the payoff that I'm looking for.

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Then, I continue that same multi-color watercoloring into the leaves which helps carry the loose watercolor appearance through.


Finally, I finish both cards off with a light splatter of a dark gray watercolor. For my Watercolor Brush Marker card, I used the new color Winter Fog. I love the way watercolor splatter looks on watercolored cards. I think it completes the look of an art piece rather than just having a plain white background, but this is totally up to your own style!

For the sentiment, I combine a sentiment stamp included in the Paint-A-Flower set and the Tall Alpha Letter dies in glitter card stock to complete the look.


I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how I created these two projects using the new Paint-A-Flower Paeonia Japonica and the new Watercolor Brush Marker set. If you haven't already, please be sure to watch the video to get extra tips and hints for your watercoloring! Be sure to leave a comment before continuing on the hop and at each stop for your chance to win a prize! Thank you again for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 07/31/2020.

Blog Hop

This release isn’t complete without a fun and inspiring blog hop! Our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica. We hope you get plenty of inspiration here!

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Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jaycee Gaspar

Sveta Fotinia

Virginia Lu

Lilith Eeckels

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Nathalie DeSousa

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Nicole Watt


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Nancy Walker August 22, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Very sweet floral display. Love these outlines. Perfect for watercoloring

Arlene T August 22, 2020 - 11:26 AM

The new calla lily set has beautiful sentiments! And I’m into the smaller size right now to put on my cards.

Priya August 22, 2020 - 12:24 PM

Altenew makes some of the most beautiful and elegant stamps….very well made as well.
Always look forward to the next new product from you. You make stamping so easy and help us create such distinctive Images.
Well worth it!!

Mary Ann M August 22, 2020 - 1:25 PM

The simplicity and beauty of Laurie’s card knocks me out. I can do this with many of your stamps!

Charlene Frietchen August 22, 2020 - 10:20 PM

Love the Calla Lily stamp and sayings! Have these Lilies in our yard. How neat!

Leslie Thompson August 22, 2020 - 6:04 PM

The new Calla Lily set is CALLA-ING my name! Love it so much! The sentiments are gorgeous too!

Magdalen Connor August 22, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The calla lilies stamps rock!

Tina L Schultz August 23, 2020 - 2:12 AM

winning would be so awesome i am disabled and alone an with a fixed income its hard 2 get all i want from you when i want 2 I luv the stamps and all the colors of inks you have an your water colors are beautiful, again thank you for the opportunity 2 win i really appreciate it

Anonymous August 23, 2020 - 4:39 PM

The demo was beautiful. Is the watercolor paper heavy or light weight??

Anonymous August 23, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Altenew Watercolor Paper is Cold Press, 140 Lb. The details can be found here:

Donna August 26, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Lovely samples using this beautiful new release!

Ruthann September 22, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Love all of your big dies! Each one has a awesome feel! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenna Batik September 22, 2020 - 10:42 AM

What a beautiful Paint-A-Flower. The carnation is so realistic looking. Altenew you are #1 at designing flower stamps. I wish I could buy them all.

Joanne September 22, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Beautiful Carnations!!!! Love Love Love!!!!

Deb Bryant September 22, 2020 - 12:42 PM

I really like the watercolor . Such muted shades!

Hema Suresh September 22, 2020 - 12:49 PM

The carnations stamp set is perfect. I am going to enjoy painting them !

Gail Mitchell September 22, 2020 - 1:22 PM

I just love the Altenew watercolor stamps. The artists do a wonderful job at creating lovely ways to use them. I am enjoying the daily blog so much.

Sue Gibson September 22, 2020 - 3:58 PM

I love carnations!!! They are my favorite flower!

Sallie Patterson September 22, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Love all the altenew florals, and the artists are masters with watercolors

Nicky winter September 22, 2020 - 7:36 PM

So lovely. Love how different they can look with different colouring and techniques

Judy Bower September 22, 2020 - 8:21 PM

I am new to all this and just getting started. LOVE the Calla Lily’s

Sandra Swayze September 22, 2020 - 8:52 PM

I love the carnations!

Sharon September 23, 2020 - 12:16 AM

Beautiful ways to show different methods of coloring.

Denise September 23, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Such a pretty stamp and I loved the different colors you used in all the paintings.

spilor / Lori Spitzer September 26, 2020 - 11:21 AM

These carnations are so beautiful. They make me think of my husband’s mom. Carnation was her favorite flower. We lost her to Alzheimer’s this past February. We still miss her lots! Congrats on another excellent floral stamp! Also, that video of the Japanese peony is fabulous.

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