30 November 2016

VIDEO | Watercoluring with Ink Pads

Hello there, this month I have the absolute pleasure of being Altenew's Video Guest Designer. I shared my project last week over on their You Tube Channel and Blog and today I thought I would share it here too.
For my card I wanted to watercolour using Altenew's ink pads. They work really well for water colouring as they are dye based. They are also great as they have colours that coordinate really well, for example, they have light colours, mid-tones and dark colours. I used the Shades of Purple and Green Fields collections on my card today.

I started off by stamping the image on to some watercolour paper using black Archival ink. I masked off the flower before stamping the leaves. I also stamped the sentiment to the bottom left hand side. The image was coloured using the ink pads. I used lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet for the flower itself. I then used Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves. I kept the colouring light and more of a wash type look which I think goes well with the style of the stamps.
Once the panel was dry, I added it to an A2 Fog card base with foam sheet. To finish if off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling clear sequins. A really simple card but I like the softness to it.
Here is the video showing how I made it:

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For more inspiration, do head over to the Altenew Blog, the Design Team are amazing! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Magnificent....your video is excellent. Question: did you use clear water on your watercolor paper prior to adding the ink? Altenew has wonderful stamps and wonderful inks...delighted to see your card as this stamp set is a favorite of mine.

  2. Hi Harriet, thank you for your kind comment. No, I believe that I just went straight in with the colour. Sometime I do add water first but must of the time, not. Thank you for visiting! :)


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