Thank you for joining us on the hop for the February release. This collection is jam packed with some great products. In addition to showing the products, I’m showcasing the versatility of the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. If you are hopping along with us today, you have just come from the amazing stylings of Nathalie DeSousa. Your next stop is the absolutely lovely, Terri Koszler. Please visit the Altenew Card Blog for more information and inspiration from the amazing Lydia Evans.
Watercolor Brush Markers
One of my favorite Altenew tools are the watercolor brush markers. There are currently four sets that mirror the seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. These markers are highly pigmented and easy to use on the go. Today I wanted to show you different ways of using the Altenew watercolor brush markers and to show off the different colors from each set.
All Watercolor. All the Time:
Good paper makes all the difference and Altenew watercolor paper is good paper. I heat embossed the new Quaint Blooms stamp and sentiment in Antique Gold embossing powder and then colored the images using a wet on wet technique. Using the embossing powder helps to keep the ink in place instead of moving all over the place.
Although these markers are highly pigmented, when I want a soft look, I add some ink from the markers onto a palette, add more water and then paint. I like the soft look of this background made from repeatedly stamping the smaller flower from the Quaint Blooms set. The background pairs perfectly with the graphic text sentiment from You Are. The You Are is die cut from gold mirror cardstock.
This stamp, Grown with Love, is adorable and the watercolor brush markers can be used for shading and adding dimension to flat images. To achieve the most control over the pigment, I add the ink to a palette. I also heat embossed the image in Copper embossing powder to keep the image outlines sharp and to prevent the ink from spreading too much. There is a metallic silver brush marker within the Winter pack. I used this marker to add shine to the metal jugs in the image.
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/10/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/12/2022.
Thank you for joining me today on this blog hop. I am interested to know if you have used the Altenew Watercolor Brush markers and your favorite way of using them. Next on your hop is: Terri Koszler. Have a wonderful day!
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