It’s the 22nd, so you know that means it’s time for a new Paint-a-Flower stamp set! There’s also a surprise release today, that is FOR SURE going to sell out – FAST, so, you might just wanna take a quick shopping trip NOW. I know you’re going to want these new Woodless Watercolor PENCILS!!!
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watercolor pencils & sunflowers
The sunflowers in this month’s Paint-a-Flower are just a joy to color! As you’ve come to love from this series, the line work is just stunning and leaves lots of room to interpret your own coloring style. But, the real star of the show is the new Woodless Watercolor Pencils. There are 24 pencils in a fabulous cardboard cylinder.
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Now, I’ve not had a lot of luck with watercolor pencils previously, but these were a dream to work with! I chose the dry-to-wet technique to create my project, and needed very little pigment from the pencils. Applying the color with a super light hand meant that I wouldn’t end up with any marring on my paper from the pencil tips. The pencils pair perfectly with the A2 Watercolor Cardstock Loose Sheets, which is what I used for my project.
The pencils come pre-sharpened and it takes very little to add vibrant color to a project. It also doesn’t take much water to activate the colors and get them moving. A waterbrush is the perfect complement to the pencil set.
I stamped the image a few times to create a whole field of beautiful blooms. Obsidian Black was the perfect choice as the next step was watercoloring! The nice thing about using pencils is that you can add in all the color first, then, come back with a water brush to activate and blend. Just the tiniest bit of black around the flowers, blended out a LOT created a nice shade to make the blooms pop off the page!
I’ll definitely be doing some more exploring and experimenting with different techniques I can create using the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. I know you’re going to enjoy them too once you get your hands on them!
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll 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 Winners Page on 10/30/2020.
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