On the CASE: Watercolor Baubles

Sep 25, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards2 comments

On the CASE: Watercolor Baubles

Sep 25, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards2 comments

Sometimes,  I just don’t know where to start with a new product…

Does this happen to you? Me too! I find that I get interested in new products and tools when I see them in action, or I see a great sample project using this “new to me” thing. Well, I’d been holding off on getting the Altenew Watercolor Brushes because I just didn’t think that I needed a different watercolor medium. I mean, I have all the mini ink cubes I can smoosh to get ink for watercoloring. And, I have the Watercolor Pan Set. Why the brush markers too?! Well, let me tell you, the effects you can get using them, compared to other mediums, is unique, and totally different. But, I didn’t really know where to start when I finally got them…

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So, the first thing I did was go back to the product page for the brushes and take a look at the sample projects. The one that really stuck out to me was by Erum Tasneem – one of the Altenew Educator Coordinators and a Design Team member. I loved how she used a repeating pattern and let the watercolor do it’s thing within the confines of an embossed image. 

With that in mind, I pulled out a new Catherine Pooler stamp set and a tried and true holiday sentiment set to create today’s project. 

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (January 2019). Featuring, Oh, Hello turnabout (Concord & 9th), and Heat Embossing. For more details including step-by-step instructions for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #concordand9th #hello #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Vintage Baubles (Catherine Pooler), Big and Bold Holidays (Scrapbook.com)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ 140lb Cold Press Watercolor (Strathmore), 2″ x 5 1/2″ Vellum (Lawn Fawn)
Inks: Antique Gold Pigment Ink (Altenew), Nocturne Versafine Clair (Tsukineko), Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers (Altenew)
Accessories: None
Other: Copper Embossing Powder (Ranger), BlackEmbossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag (Ranger), Heat Tool (EK Success), Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic), Double Sided Adhesive Sheets (Scrapbook.com).

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (January 2019). Featuring, Oh, Hello turnabout (Concord & 9th), and Heat Embossing. For more details including step-by-step instructions for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #concordand9th #hello #handstamped

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Finding a sample was key to helping me think outside the box using the watercolor brush markers. Before I picked out an inspiration project, I found that I was still thinking about using the tool like any other watercolor medium. I actually tried a few different ideas before settling on this one. Now that I’ve got this project under my belt, I have a few more ideas I want to try with this stamp set and watercolor brush idea. The lesson learned here is to have fun exploring new mediums and seeking out inspiration to help you get started with that exploration!

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing!  We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!

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On the CASE: Watercolor Baubles