Welcome to the newest Paint a Flower African Daisy. This month's Paint-A-Flower is a beautiful scene of daisies and I am sharing three cards that I made by watercoloring it three different ways. If you are following along with the hop today you have just come from the amazing Lilith Eeckels and your next stop is my fellow New England Crafty Girl, Bridget Casey. All information about the hop and giveaway are on the Altenew Blog.
The PAF African Daisy was generously gifted to me by Altenew. Please read on for more information on how I used the PAF African Daisy and Altenew Artist's Watercolor set to make these cards.
Watercoloring 3 Ways
Background wash with heat embossed image
Using embossing ink, I stamped the first image, I masked that image off and then stamped again. Altenew white embossing powder was sprinkled over the embossing ink and then heat set. I used the largest brush, a size 18 flat brush, from the Artist's Watercolor Brush set, added water to a piece of Altenew watercolor paper and then added Starry Night and Shades of Purple inks to wash over the background. After the panel dried, I added Satin White sequins and a sentiment from the set which I heat embossed with Altenew white embossing powder. I love how easy this card is to make and the ethereal dreamy look of this card.
For the second card example, I stamped the image twice with embossing ink. Altenew Platinum embossing powder was sprinkled over the embossing ink and then heat set. I added water to each image and then dropped in Tea Party, Warm and Cozy, Summer Afternoon and Red Cosmos inks. The leaves had Tropical Forest and Pocketful of Sunshine inks. This card is really easy to paint and has such a loose organic look to it.
Watercolor each image
For this third card example, the image was stamped using embossing ink. Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder was sprinkled over the embossing ink and then heat set. Using the Altenew Artists' Watercolor brush set, I colored each flower and leaf using the Altenew Artist's watercolor pan set. I love the bright colors of this card.
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/27/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2021.
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Thank you for joining me on today's hop. Your next stop is Bridget Casey. I would love to know how you like to watercolor images: loose watercolor, watercolor washes or watercoloring the images. Have a crafty day.
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