Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques -Altenew
September 12, 2019
One of my favorite ways to spent a hot afternoon is up in my craft room in the cool airconditioning playing with watercolor paints. Today I am bloging about Stunningly Simple Watercolor Class; this is one of the classes for my Altenew teacher certification Level 2. I would recommend taking this class just for fun and to improve your skills. The Stunning Simple Watercolor Classes Taught By Lydia Evans had lots of good information and techniques.
One of techniques I am practicing is no line watercoloring. To start my project, I stamp the image with distressed ink in pink. The stamp I used is Altenew Beautiful Peony- I will attach the link at bottom of blog.
No line watercoloring is so fun and it’s one of those things that takes time! First wet the area with water, then apply color and let it dry. You can dry it with a heat gun, I usually try to let it air dry. Part of why it takes time is you can only do one section at a time, or it will all run together.
Next, I made a mask for my image, so when I was ready I could cover my image and do the background. A mask helps me not mess up what I already painted.
To finish the card, I added blue watercolor to a plastic sheet and smooshed the paper on it till I liked the result. Then, I added a greeting. I love how this card turned out!
Next I decided to Ask Erum, who is one of the Altenew mentors, for some advice and she sent me a encouraging word and a link to you tube video. So I decided to have a bit more practice. It helps to see things more than one way. When we are babies first we learn crawl, then walk, and before long we are ready to run. Card making is a bit like this! It is important to get all the basics and practice so the cards can look amazing!
I stamped my image using Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp Set. Then began to watercolor this card, and after I decided to cut out the image.
Above are the Altenew inks that I used to color both of my cards.
Next I colored the center with my Altenew pan Watercolor set. I used yellow first, then made brow dots, and then a bit of white dots.
I finished my card by adding a bit of wink of Stella, that means I used a bit of liquid glitter. Next, I used a Altenew Versatile Vase stamp set to stamp the vase on white card stock and I hand drew the table line. I added a greeting using Altenew’s Birthday greeting. Now I have a birthday card for my friends birthday tomorrow.
I think after watching the video, I understood a little bit more that it helps if center of the card is shaded darker, and try to keep he outside edges as light as possible. I like my first card a lot, but I like the techniques I learned in the YouTube video and working with the second card.
Thanks for stopping by! Till next time Happy stamping!
Truly beautiful, Teri! Your water-coloring is fabulous! Happy to hear that Erum inspired you and was helpful with the video links! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!
Hi Teri!! Wonderful cards! I am glad the video helped. I would give you another tip to push you a little more because I know you have it in you and you do love to learn and try. Try adding darker detail to the base of the petals so that the separation of petals stands out more. This dark detail can be just a shade or two darker from the colour of your petals in the beginning until you have a handle on it 🙂 I hope you will try it.
Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery. I can’t believe you are done! YAY!
I love your watercolored images!! You have inspired me to try no line watercoloring, thank you! XOXO Emma|| Cardstock Queen