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Hey everyone! It’s the 22nd of the month, which means my crafty friends and I are joining Altenew for the brand new Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Jenny Colacicco at the Altenew Card Blog for relaying you over to my blog. If you want to relive the amazing project ideas 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. Don’t miss the wonderful giveaway opportunities as well–more on that down below!
Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea
Botanical Watercolor Card
I love the flowing and linear bouquet of this Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea. For some reason, this Sweet Pea illustration reminded me of one stroke paintings typically done in acrylic. To replicate this style on my Sweet Pea petals, I concentrated more of the pigment toward the tip of my paint brush and applied paint in a wet-on-wet technique. I followed the curvature of the petal with my paintbrush.
I stamped the Sweet Pea cluster in Limestone Crisp Dye Ink. My canvas of choice as Arches Hot Press 140 lb watercolor paper. This ensured I captured small highlights and crisp detail between petals, flowers, and the delicate stem. I followed the color palette from Lathyrus odoratus ‘Black Knight.’
With the remaining paint on my palette, I added some splatter and stamped my sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink. I mounted my watercolor piece onto my folded notecard base to finish this clean botanical illustration style that I love.
Materials and Supplies
Paint-a-Flower: Sweet Pea
Limestone Crisp Dye Ink
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Arches Hot Pressed 10″X14″ Pad
Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens
Obsidian Pigment Ink
Artists’ Watercolor Brushes-Detailed
Jet Black Ink Spray
$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 12/29/2021 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 12/30/2021.
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