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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Be among the first to get our newly released Paint-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $15.99 –> $12.99)! Subscribe to our Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

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

These 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.

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.

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.

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!


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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Margarita Navarro-Rivera July 22, 2020 - 16:11

Beautiful new paint-a-flower release! I love this series! Love your two cards Ashlea! I also love those new colors for the watercolor brushes!

Angela C Posch July 22, 2020 - 16:16

Thanks for the technique explanation

beccab33324 July 22, 2020 - 16:19

What a fabulous flower stamp set. So pretty!

Lindsay S July 22, 2020 - 16:19

So pretty! Learning to watercolor is on my To Do list!

apalmer2019 July 22, 2020 - 16:23

Waiting patiently for my subscription to arrive to paint away. Hooray,

Sandra O'keefe July 22, 2020 - 16:35

this is a lovely flower – how ever you pronounce it
and the sentiments are very usualble in a different than normal way xxxx

melissaf123 July 22, 2020 - 16:47

Gorgeous PAF blooms, Paeonia Japonica is so pretty and delicate looking. Beautiful samples from the DT, wow!

Judy Hartmann July 22, 2020 - 17:09

Can’t wait to get this set! Love this flower and the beautiful water coloring you did!

Zlatka K July 22, 2020 - 17:13

I love my watercolor brush markers and am so happy there is a new set! And the new paint-a-flower stamp set is gorgeous!

Sheri Kempke July 22, 2020 - 17:30

Beautiful cards made with this awesome new stamp set–so pretty!

Mandy O July 22, 2020 - 17:33

Love watercoloring. So therapeutic to do and beautiful to see.

Sue McRae July 22, 2020 - 17:36

This is such a pretty floral stamp! Love the big blooms nestled in the leaves!

Maureen Reiss July 22, 2020 - 17:40

These are sooooo Pretty!!!

Meghan Kennihan July 22, 2020 - 17:41

I have never heard of this flower before and it is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the watercolors and beautiful coloring by all the DTs! WOW!

Mel H July 22, 2020 - 17:46

These are just stunning, and I can’t wait to see all of the projects with it!

marianneoakes July 22, 2020 - 17:53

What a lovely stamp set. I can’t wait until mine arrives!

Cordelia Alderman July 22, 2020 - 17:58

Beautiful stamp! Although it IS from Altenew, so That’s to be expected.

Kathy Ladra July 22, 2020 - 18:07

Great job on a lovely stamp. It looks as if it will be so much fun to color or paint. I love the variety of card designs it generated.

Ummekulsum July 22, 2020 - 18:07

Wow!. Another beautiful flower in this series. The card is also so stunning 😍

MarciaScantlin July 22, 2020 - 18:14

This flower looks like a magnolia – so pretty.

Cheryl July 22, 2020 - 18:19

I am really excited as I just signed up for the monthly paint a flower stamp club. I am looking forward to making some beautiful cards using the stamps.

Monika Davis July 22, 2020 - 18:30

Beautiful stamp set and fantastic colors! I love watercolor brush markers… they are easy to work with… thank you for the lovely inspirations! Gorgeous coloring ladies! Be safe! God bless!

Andre M. July 22, 2020 - 18:39

Thank you for sharing this technique video, the colouring is so pretty.

Crimson Owl Creations July 22, 2020 - 18:45

These look like they would be so much fun to try! Your technique tips are so helpful, and your cards are beautiful!

Linda BL July 22, 2020 - 19:38

Very pretty card with this beautiful set! Love the pastel look of the card. Exciting to see the new water brush marker colors!

Sheila Slater July 22, 2020 - 19:46

Beautiful flower. I love your stamps

Theresa Jolly Lee July 22, 2020 - 19:51

Gorgeous cards! I watched this video on YouTube earlier today, and am just now getting around to the blog hop. That new paint a flower stamp is beautiful! My water coloring skills are not very good, but you made it look easy.

Judi Dempton July 22, 2020 - 20:10

Beautiful flowers!

Daria Z. July 22, 2020 - 20:35

A beautiful new addition to the Paint a Flower family!! Love both of these cards!

Eleanor Chua July 22, 2020 - 20:49

More new great products to aspire for. Thanks Altenew!

Barb Schmidt July 22, 2020 - 21:10

Love this stamp…. just had to cancel my subscription and I miss it… maybe I’ll WIN!

Jade McClung July 22, 2020 - 21:11

A gorgeous flower and always a favorite! This is a very versatile stamp.

glenicecb July 22, 2020 - 21:14

Lovely stamp and great to have new paints

anntquilt July 22, 2020 - 21:17

What a beautiful stamp! I loved the samples the artists made. Thanks for the great inspirations.

Cheri Richards July 22, 2020 - 21:39

I’m excited to get the paint a flower for this month. I got a tree peony last year and it bloomed this year. I’d like to paint it the same beautiful yellow color.

Carol Wortman July 22, 2020 - 21:44

This is a beautiful flower, one that I will have to look up. I love the way it looks on the card, especially looking to the right… perfect for sentiment placement. I like the names of the watercolors, they describe them so well… and the colors are such a large range of colors in such few markers. Very very pretty.

Marisela Delgado July 22, 2020 - 21:49

Such a beautiful stamp set!

Jan July 22, 2020 - 22:12

Love the colors you used in both you cards. Thank you for sharing

Rosemary D July 22, 2020 - 22:21

Another gorgeous paint a flower stamp set! The projects are so Beautiful!

pai July 22, 2020 - 22:30

This set if beautiful!

Kailash July 22, 2020 - 22:38

Love all these beautiful designs showcasing these flowers!

Janet July 22, 2020 - 23:01

Most of my Altenew purchases are inspired by the lovely watercolors created by Norine Borys. Whenever a new release comes out, I always look first to see what Norine has created, and I am never disappointed!

Sharon July 22, 2020 - 23:54

I love this set, it makes such beautiful professional looking cards.

Dianne mohl July 23, 2020 - 00:10

very inspiring love your illastrations thank you

dorothyayotte July 23, 2020 - 00:42

What a beautiful flower stamp! Great video as well- I haven’t tried any of the watercolor markers, but I think I would like to try them.

acraftyperson411 July 23, 2020 - 01:16

Beautiful watercoloring! So excited about the new brush markers.

mypapercraftworld July 23, 2020 - 01:31

What gorgeous, delicate blooms … such a lovely arrangement … and awesome inspiration! Anita :)

Shawn Harcrow July 23, 2020 - 01:44

I love how soft & subtle these flowers look.

Carol Sue Abell Jones July 23, 2020 - 01:50

Absolutely stunning flower stamp! You do have some Uber talented artists designing your stamps Altenew and I applaud you on having such a large variety of beauties for us to color and design cards with!

Lisa Premo July 23, 2020 - 02:00

Beautiful stamp set and markers! Thank you for the helpful demonstration – I don’t have those kinds of markers yet, and it was very helpful to see how you use them!

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