Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great start to the new year and are ready to get crafty with me this year! Today I am sharing a tip on getting an easy color blending when coloring with watercolor brush markers.
Altenew just released its 2nd watercolor brush marker set – Winter Wonderland. So for today’s project, I used a couple of colors from the set to create a nicely blended look on a stamped image.
Before we get into the photos of the project, I do have a step by step video tutorial to share, so sit back, relax and enjoy the video tutorial.
Watercolor brush markers are so much fun and easy to use when coloring, especially if you are a beginner. Their synthetic rea-brushlike brushes offer lots of flexibility when coloring with other colors or when used with clean water.
This card features Build-A-Flower: Poppy Set which was released last December. Its outlines and detailed images are perfect to be colored on using the watercolor markers so I decided to go with this.
I chose 2 colors from the set, Rouge and Ruby Red to add a hint of peach and red tones to these flowers. The 1st image I colored one (the top one) uses less water and the 2nd one (the bottom one) uses more water. You can easily control the intensity of the colors when using these markers with water.
Rest of the card was put together pretty easily, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set using the gold embossing powder on black cardstock to create a contrast to the brightly colored flowers.
Before adhering everything to the card base, I took out Jet Black Ink Spray and added splatters to create some simple interest on the background. Little goes a very long way, so you only need to tab a couple of times.
Do you have a favorite color from the Winter Wonderland set? Tell me your picks by commenting below, you will automatically be entered into giveaways!
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
- Altenew is giving away SIX $40 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
- I am giving away $20 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by Jan 15th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 16th. Good luck!!
Congrats, Patt! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/31/2019 with the subject line Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!
I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Altenew Card Blog
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Kathy Racoosin
- Erum Tasneem
- Kristina Pokazanieva
- Rubeena Ianigro
- Kelly Latevola
- Norine Borys
- Lilith Eeckels
- Nicole Picadura
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Anna Komenda
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Therese Calvird
- Lydia Fiedler
- Kymona Tracey
- Virginia Lu
- Caly Person
- Kathleen Graumüller
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Reiko Tsuchida
- Laurie Willison
- Lisa Spangler
- Zinia Redo
- Yoonsun Hur