Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new March 2020 Paint-a-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Altenew is also releasing Watercolor Paper Packs (ALT)! Thanks so much to my good friend Sveta Fotinia for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Paint-a-Flower: Iris
Altenew

Paint-a-Flower Subscription
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Essential Watercolor Set
Altenew

Watercolor Paper Set A2
Altenew

Watercolor Paper Pad 9X12
Altenew

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Receive a FREE Watercolor Brush – Large (value $4.99) with every order of 12 Watercolor Essential Set from 3/22/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 3/23/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last. SHOP HERE (ALT)

I seldom make watercolor cards. Why? The warping and twisting of watercolor paper is unsettling for me. There are many ways to combat watercolor paper warping, but my tried and true method is watercolor paper stretching. By stretching your watercolor paper, the surface is in a tense state, and any subsequent washes of water do not cause the paper to twist and bow while painting. My video tutorial linked below shows how to stretch the new Altenew Watercolor Paper.

I also talk about color complement and intermixing colors. While I’ve done a little bit of research on the color wheel and watercolor pigment properties, tutorials on color mixing is a series all on its own–and one that I don’t think I’m qualified to talk about. There are many creatives on YouTube and I’m glad they have shared their knowledge so that I can use what I’ve learned on my card projects.

Paint-a-Flower: Iris
Altenew

Paint-a-Flower Subscription
Altenew

Essential Watercolor Set
Altenew

Watercolor Paper Set A2
Altenew

Watercolor Paper Pad 9X12
Altenew

Cutting Mat
Altenew

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
Altenew

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set
Amazon

I made a second card with the Paint-a-Flower: Iris using my favorite colored pencils. I stamped both flower images using Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink and finished the card with the same 14 Metallic Watercolor Pan Set in the video above.

Paint-a-Flower: Iris
Altenew

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink
Altenew

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
Altenew

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set
Amazon

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Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 03/31/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Kymona Tracey‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
LauraJane
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Therese Calvird
Norine Borys
Lilith Eeckels
Emily Midgett
Laurie Willison
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Amber Rain Davis
Mindy Eggen
Sveta Fotinia
Jaycee Gaspar
Kymona Tracey
The Hedgehog Hollow
Agnieszka Malyszek


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47 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Wow Jaycee, this is just incredible! I loved watching you watercolor. I must say, I need some lessons, especially how to properly mix colors. This is a stunning card and beautifully painted floral image! I would frame this card and display it for Spring! ; )

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  2. Both cards are so beautiful. I personally think you should be watercoloring more! I loved seeing the technique you used to create the shadows and your iris looked amazing. Maybe you should try a 300# paper so you wouldn’t have to stretch the paper since the warping is an issue for you. Just a thought!

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  3. Your video was so relaxing to watch! You do a fantastic job of painting and your card came out beautiful. I am very interested in having you share more details of your watercolor techniques. Thank you for sharing the way of “stretching the watercolor paper”.

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  4. Wow!! These are both so gorgeous!! It was nice to see a tutorial on watercolor paper stretching. I have heard it mentioned, but had no idea what was involved. Thanks for sharing. I am hoping we will see more watercoloring from you.

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  5. Your cards are gorgeous. Can I ask how did you learn the under tone colors and what colors match the undertones. This is incredible. I would love to hear from you soon. Thank you so much.

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  6. What a Gorgeous card! I never knew about stretching watercolour paper. I Love the Iris Paint a Flower set!! Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

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  7. Wow! So glad I watched your video. Lesson relearned from a watercolor class I took YEARS ago. Worth the wait to not have a warped project after all the time and effort. Thanks for showing us that technique. The card was truly beautiful. Really shows what a pretty stamp set can do. Crafting, staying home and being safe. 🙂

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  8. Love the depth of your beautifully water colored iris, thanks for sharing the under painting coloring and the tips for stretching water color paper.

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  9. Your card would make a beautiful illustration of an iris in a fine art book of flowers! It is truly lovely.
    Thank you for showing the paper stretching technique in your video.

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