Welcome to the Altenew Watercolor Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to be joining Altenew to showcase their brand new 36 color Watercolor set!
This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.
The set contains
- 36 Watercolor Half-Pans
- Plastic Case
- Water Brush
I was extremely excited to try out this new set of watercolors and I was extremely pleased with the results! One of the things I find discouraging with working with watercolors is that the colors are not as vibrant once they dry. Well, these are! They are just as vibrant and gorgeous after they dry as they are wet! I'm thrilled with them, and will be pulling them out for most of my watercoloring projects I'm sure!
For my first card, I used the Geometric Flowers stamp set and the Label Love Stamp set. I heat embossed the designs on watercolor paper with white embossing powder, then wet my paper and just laid color down in the different sections with my brush. After this dried, I sprinkled more of the same colors or watercolor around by tapping my brush onto my paper.
For the flower on top, I colored it with Copic markers, cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it with foam tape.
The sentiment is from the Label Love stamp set. I stamped it with black ink, cut it out and adhered it over the flower with foam tape.
My next card uses the Bamboo Rose stamp set along with the Label Love stamp set. I stamped all of the flowers onto watercolor paper with waterproof black ink. I then loosely watercolored them in with blues and purples. After they were dry, I splattered them with more of the same colors of watercolor and some white ink.
For the background of my card, I just used a large brush and with large strokes pulled watercolor onto my paper from the bottom corner. It's a really quick way to make a fun background. I also speckled it a little with more of the same color watercolor.
The flowers were die cut out with the coordinating dies and adhered with foam tape. I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.
For my last card, I used the Peony Scrolls stamp set and again the Label Love stamp set. For the background, I wet my watercolor paper, and loosely laid down dabs of blue and yellow watercolor. When this was dry, I speckled with more of the same blue watercolor.
The flowers I stamped on watercolor paper with waterproof black ink, then loosely watercolored them with the pinks, orange and yellow watercolors. The leaves were done the same way using the greens and blues. After they were dry, I speckled them with more of the same colors used to paint them and some white ink as well.
The flowers were then cut out with the coordinating dies, and along with the sentiment, were adhered with foam tape.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.
Also Altenew is giving away a free watercolor pan case with every order of the Watercolor 36 pan set!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Below is a complete list of all of the blog participants! Next in line is Zinia Redo!