Hello, hi! Welcome to the Altenew Paint-a Flower: Lotus release blog hop! If you’re arriving here from Laura Jane’s blog you’re right where you should be and if not, simply click back to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog.
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This month, the Altenew Paint-A-Flower subscription set is this Lotus flower underwater scene. I chose to treat it as a very simple and straightforward coloring project, stamping with Obsidian Pigment ink onto watercolor paper and heat setting with clear embossing powder to provide outlines with slight ridges that hold and contain the watercolor paints.
Undoubtedly there are more creative ways to use this stamp set, and you’ll see lots of inspiration on the hop today, but sometimes I just like to pull out the paint palettes and not get any more complicated than that! I used the Altenew 24 Pan paint palette and the 36 Pan paints because I like the combination of colors between the two sets.
Because I embossed the stamp outlines, I could do a wet on wet style of painting more easily. I paint each area with clean water then drop in color, with the deepest intensity in the shadows, and letting the water wick the color and lighten the shade as it travels towards the edges.
I stamped a greeting from the Lotus stamp set, trimmed the painted image slightly smaller than A2 and matted it with a coordinating shade of colored cardstock before adhering everything to a folded card base.
Remember that Altenew has several different subscription options each month. This is the link for the Paint-A-Flower subscription. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)
There are also 2 different bundles for this release that provide some savings – check the links below for those.
Your next stop on the hop is Erin Thompson’s blog. Before you go, check out the giveaway details!
$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 05/28/2021 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 05/30/2021.
Blog Hop Order:
Norine Borys – You are here.
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