Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi, hello! It’s blog hop day at Altenew, to celebrate the release of the latest Watercolor Brush Markers – Tropical Fiesta Set! If you’ve arrived here from the blog of Vicky Papaioannou you’re exactly where you should be, but if not, you might want to go back to the Altenew Card Blog where the hop starts.

Tropical Fiesta is the name of this third set of watercolor brush markers and the vibrant, cheerful colors tell you why! Like the previous two sets of watercolor markers, these colors correspond with the Altenew Inks of the same names. If however, you don’t consider yourself a tropical fiesta sort of card maker/paper crafter, then you’ll be interested to see the cards I made below, using these very markers and colors!

It’s important to remember that with any type of water-based pigment, it’s very easy to mix and blend colors, to slightly alter or even subdue them to suit your own taste.

For this pair of cards that are almost identical but for the colors of card panels and the sentiments, I stamped images from the recently released Wallpaper Art stamp set onto watercolor paper, then painted them with the markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

These brush pens are very strongly pigmented and a little goes a long way! If you want the most intense colors you can paint with them directly from the brush, and the colors will blend with each other very nicely. If though, you want to subdue the colors a little and make some slightly altered shades, you can use the Altenew paint palette to “scribble” the watercolor brush markers onto, and then pick up the color with a water brush or wet paint brush. For the leaves above, I had several colors daubed onto my palette and I kept adding additional colors just to see how they would mix and blend. Obviously you can use the two shades of green for your leaves, but I ended up painting these leaves with Desert Night, Turquoise, Fresh Lemon and Paper Bag.

I colored the blooms and leaves by painting a very dilute and pale color into each petal or leaf section, then coming back with another shade and adding it to the first layer while it was still wet, allowing the colors to blend and layer. On occasion, I let those layers dry, then added another layer of a third color and let it “sit on top” of the previous color for that particular “painterly” look I love.

To complete these cards, I embossed a stitched frame from Honey Bee onto some textured card stock cut to an A2 card size. I stamped sentiments from the Wallpaper Art stamp set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I added gold splatters by spritzing with my water mister and adding gold embossing powder while it was still wet. Then I adhered the die cut, painted images with strong double-sided adhesive.

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win. As well, a winner will be chosen from the comments left on this post to receive a $20 Altenew gift card and that will be announced on the Altenew blog by March 28th.

Your next stop on the hop is at the blog of TaeEun Yoo. Below you will find the complete blog hop list.

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

TaeEun Yoo

Erum Tasneem

Lisa Spangler

Therese Calvird

Kelly Latevola

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Caly Person

Lydia Evans

Kristina Pokazanieva

Nicole Picadura

Maria Willis

Kymona Tracey

Janette Kausen

Lydia Fiedler

Amber Rain Davis

Lilith Eeckels

The Hedgehog Hollow

Laurel Beard

Virginia Lu

Tania Ahmed

Anna Komenda

Maryam Sharara

Laura Volpes

Hussena Calcuttawala

Svitlana Shayevich

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

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