Spring Daisy Watercolor Card using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set

by May Sukyong Park

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 1Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a floral watercolor card to share with you all featuring our new Watercolor 36 Pan Set and the Spring Daisy Stamp Set.

Video Tutorial

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my watercolor card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

This video includes:

  • Introduction to Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.
  • A quick and easy way to watercolor stamped floral images using a watercolor brush.
  • How to add splatters on the background including a quick tip for a watercolor beginner.
  • How to add interest and depth to your watercolored images by adding dots and different colors.
  • How to fix a stamping mistake when you have a missing area on your sentiment.
  • My craft desk after my project is done – I hope you can relate to my messy desk.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 8I started by stamping the images from the Spring Daisy Stamp Set with a waterproof black ink on the A2-sized cold press watercolor paper. Then I colored them with Watercolor 36 Pan Set and the fine watercolor brush included in the set. I used a quick and easy watercoloring technique that anyone can do.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 6Once I picked up some Citrus Burst from my watercolor pan set with my watercolor brush, I applied the color for the base layer. I loosely watercolored each petal with less pigment and lots of water, leaving some white areas to indicate the highlights on the petals.

Then I brought in more color with Fresh Lemon which is one shade darker than the previous color. I applied Fresh Lemon toward the bottom of each petal and where two petals meet together to indicate the shading areas. Next, I went over the paint to diffuse the color using my watercolor brush by adding a bit of water to the paint.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 7Next, I colored my second flower with Cotton Candy for the first layer. Then I picked up Citrus Burst with my watercolor brush and applied the pigment toward the bottom of each petal. While the paper was still wet, I brought in Coral Berry to add more color to my petals.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 5I added some details and depth to my images by adding tiny dots using more pigment and less water toward the bottom of each petal and veins to indicate the shading areas.

I also applied a hint of orange on my yellow flower using Sunkissed and a hint of yellow on my pink flower using Fresh Lemon to create some interest.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 2To bring attention to my colorful floral images, I colored my entire background using Industrial Diamond from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set. After my coloring was done, I mounted my watercolor panel on the A2-sized top folding card base using double-sided tape.

FYI, here is the list of the main paint colors I used for watercoloring:

  • Pink flower: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Rubellite, Sunkissed
  • Yellow flower: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine
  • Leaves: Forest Glades, Evergreen
  • Background: Industrial Diamond

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 1To add interest to my background, I splattered the background with Altenew ink spraysJet Black and Pure White after covering my images with post-it notes to protect them from the splatters.

I also added some tiny dots by picking up the ink using a tip of my jewel picker. This is a great way to create a look of controlled splatters if you are not good at creating splatters.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 3I finished off my card by stamping the sentiment from the Smile More Stamp Set in black. There is no photo, but I also stamped the sentiment inside my card and another sentiment on the back of my card using my all-time favorite stamp set which is the Crafty Life Stamp Set.

Altenew Watercolor Card May Park 4My watercolor paper got warped from watercoloring and heat tool. So I covered my watercolor card with a print paper and placed it under some heavy book overnight to make it flat. That’s all for my card today. Hope you love what I created.

Free Watercolor Pan Case Blog Post 1Altenew Free Gift Promotion

Limited time only! Receive a FREE Watercolor Pan Case with the purchase of any of the following products now through 10/8/2018: Watercolor 36 Pan SetWatercolor Artist Bundle, and Watercolor Therapy Bundle. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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barbara lassiter September 4, 2018 - 10:50 AM

This is beautiful and I love using these watercolors.

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Thank you so much, Barbara! :)

Terri Koszler September 4, 2018 - 2:13 PM

A great video showing a really cool way to use the watercolor paints and it was so nice to see you in front of the camera May x

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:09 PM

I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you for your sweet words, Terri!

Margaret Roberts September 4, 2018 - 9:05 PM

I really enjoyed watching you paint – it’s very inspiring! I’ve just started watercoloring recently, so it’s very helpful to watch an expert!

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:10 PM

I’m glad you found my video helpful! Thank you for watching my video!

MelissaF September 4, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Gorgeous water coloring on this pretty daisy card. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial: I always learn so much and watch them repeatedly.

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:12 PM

You are always so sweet, Melissa! Thank you for your love and support!

Kathy R September 6, 2018 - 4:15 AM

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing your ideas and video.

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Thank you, Kathy! :)

Karen M September 7, 2018 - 9:31 AM

your card is beautiful. I particularly like the method you used to color the spece between the flowers. First time I have seen anyone do this and it makes a huge difference. I will have to try this technique. Thank you.

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:32 PM

I saw Erum colors the background with watercolors and I thought it’s cool. I’m glad my video inspired you to give it a try. Thanks for watching!

Lenice W September 7, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Lovely card! Thank you so much for the tips you’ve shared in creating this. I’m a bit new to watercoloring, so I greatly appreciate it! (I can also definitely relate to the messy desk ;) ) Thanks for sharing!

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Don’t you just love seeing your messy desk? I feel so accomplished! Haha!

Maura September 7, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Thanks so much for the fabulous video – that makes it so much easier to learn!! And your card is so beautiful, I love it – thanks for inspiring!

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Thank you so much for your sweet words! I really appreciate it! :)

Paula Rendfeld September 7, 2018 - 7:59 PM

So beautiful. Just love the way you added dots for texture. You make it look so easy. Thank you for the video.

May Sukyong Park September 7, 2018 - 8:35 PM

I just couldn’t stop adding the dots!! :) Happy crafting!

BeverlyBL September 7, 2018 - 10:36 PM

I certainly do love what you created. But you always turn out BEAUTIFUL projects. Thanks so much.

Estelle Bauer September 8, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Just in time, I started the Watercolor Class and awaiting delivery of the paints.Estelle Bauer

Jean Nunnally September 8, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Beautiful card and great video. I love the small plastic board you used to tape your project to while watercoloring. Where did you get that?


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