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Altenew : Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway + 2 Videos

Hello everyone I'm so excited to be joining in the ALTENEW blog hop celebrating their new Watercolor Brush Marker Refills so you can refresh your Watercolor Brush Markers anytime!
I have four projects for today's post, sharing several different ways that you can use your watercolor brushes as well as the refills themselves to add color to your various creations.

It's exciting to have these refills available because coloring with the watercolor brushes is so enjoyable. If you're joining us on the Blog Hop you can start at the Altenew Card Blog. Or if you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

For my first project I used the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers  on the Sketchy Floral stamp... which is a very large stamp set (6 x 8) The metallic silver watercolor brush gives extra shimmer and shine on the branches. 

Antique Gold Pigment Ink for splatter
Copic Multiliner 0.1
Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper
*** Click HERE: or the photo below to see a one minute video of my coloring process.
I have a full video up on my YouTube channel. Or watch below:

I'm not sure how to use this finished watercolor piece and can't decide if I want to trim it down to two separate cards or simply frame it as is..... Let me know in the comments below how you would recommend using it. :)

On the next card I share an easy technique that I really liked to use with the watercolor brush markers. Coloring a solid image stamp with a watercolor marker then stamping on 110lb paper. You may spritz the stamp with water for a more watery look. check my video to see the process.

Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers & Refill Bundle
Wildflower Garden stamp set
Obsidian Pigment Ink
*** Click HERE: or the photo below to see a one minute video of my coloring/stamping process.

The following card featured the Leaf Canopy stamp and die bundle with the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush marker set. I colored very quickly on the canopy leaves and then embossed with the antique Gold embossing powder. die cut them with coordinating dies to pop them up on some pattern paper from Verdant Walk paper pack.
Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers
Leaf Canopy stamp and die bundle
Verdant Walk 6x6 Paper Pack
Antique Gold Pigment Ink
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing powder
Obsidian Pigment Ink
Bristol Smooth paper


I wanted to create something using the actual refill bottles for the final card, so I did not use the markers on this one, but took watercolor paper, brushed it with clear clean water, then chose various refill bottles of color and touched them to the wet paper. This created a kind of galaxy background! 
I then heat embossed several leaves from the FOR ALL SEASONS stamp set on top of the colorful background and stamped the AUTUMN in black in for a mixed media card.   I did have a process video but unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and lost the footage.
All Watercolor Brush Markers & Refills Bundle
For All Seasons stamp set
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing powder
Obsidian Pigment Ink
White Gel pen
Copic Multiliner 0.1
Mixed media paper

Thank you for joining me today,  I hope you are inspired to get your watercolor brushes out and create something you love today!  Your next stop on the hop is Maryam Perez

Affiliate links to the new products are listed below.

Ultimate Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Spring Garden
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle

Tropical Fiesta
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle

Winter Wonderland
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle

Ultimate Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Markers & Refills Bundle
Spring Garden Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Tropical Fiesta Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Winter Wonderland Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

**Please note that Emerald color included in the Winter Wonderland set is a different toned Emerald from the one in our Spring Garden set. The Emerald in the Winter Wonderland set is a cool tone of the Emerald color, while the Emerald in the Spring Garden set is a warm tone.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/25/2019 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 blogs on 9/27/2019.

Full Blog Hop List:

Enjoy $50 OFF the Watercolor Marker Ultimate Bundle from 9/20/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 9/21/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this deal! Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. Shop HERE: Watercolor Marker Ultimate Bundle


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Nina Houghton said...

Oh my - your cards are so delicate and graceful. I love the way you showed an intensity of color without overdoing it. Thank you!

gail said...

great cards, well done concise videos

Joyce said...

So much talent!

Carol Henderson said...

I love all your cards, each is unique. I think, rather than destroy any of the beauty of the first card, I would frame it. With the correct matting and frame, it would be perfect for your studio (if you are so lucky to have one) or as a gift for a loved one.

Brenda Kuder said...

Very beautiful card! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi LauraJane, Your cards are stunning! The filorals are so delicate and the card with the galaxy background is awesome. If I didn't know the blog hop was featuring the new refills I would have thought you used the Altenew washi tape on that one. Beautiful!

Krista D said...

Amazing job on all these.

Sandy M said...

Great work. I love the falling leaves card. And thanks for the short video showing how you did the wild flowers.

Tammy Hanson said...

Such lovely cards. The gold embossing really sets them off.

Barbara said...

Every card here is just a joy to behold. The designs, the colors are all stunning! Thank you!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely creations with these beautiful watercolors! Your Wildflower Garden card is a favorite! Gorgeous!

Jean said...

My goodness Laura Jane you sure have been busy whipping up some delicious looking cards. I adore your Winter wonderland card and its beauty of color and painting. In my prayers is a delicate array of petite flowers in a concoction of stunning colors. Congratulations card is pipping with smooth fall colors on a pale peach and your Autumn card is a masterpiece of colors and a dash of gold to bring out the flavor of the beauty within. Thank you for sharing all.

Nora Noll said...

STUNNING creations!!! I love your painting on each of these!

La Rae said...

I would certainly mat and frame the lovely first piece.

Geri S said...

Amazing cards and terrific colors! Thanks for explaining the difference in the Emerald colors, too.

Susan S said...

Your cards are beautiful - I especially like the Autumn one.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love how these turned out, especially the first one. :) So pretty.

MadeByMeghanK said...

LOVE the splatters and the AUTUMN one is awesome!

Jen said...

What lovely cards - and what wonderful watercolors.

Linda BL said...

Love the beautiful cards you have created. Love all the extra touches on yiur cards!

mewTilman said...

Four brilliant works of art. Definitely frame the first one--and Autumn Memory is clearly an album cover! Love the Leaf Canopy card. So vibrant! Thanks for these inspiring samples.

Nandini said...

These cards are beautiful. Especially love the last card with the refill background. It is so gorgeous and vibrant!

JoAnn said...

These cards are amazing but I think my favorite is the last one where you did the background work the refills. I love water colors and I have to get these refills. Thank you for sharing.

Tess said...

The color stamped card looked as though you handpainted it!

Patty said...

These are all amazing & you've given me some great ideas!! I think the leaf canopy card is my favorite!

Derin said...

Great cards. Love the colors and the use of the watercolor inks

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. The background on your "Autumn" card is absolutely stunning. Can't wait to try these new refills.

Susanbcards said...

Each of your cards looks different from the other. You did a great job using the watercolor refills. I think for the first card, it's too lovely not to share either cut into 2 cards or trimmed for one large card. So pretty!

Annette Reed said...

Great cards! Your flowers are painted beautifully and that last technique looks great.

Makalah said...

Your cards really show off the versatility in styles for these watercolors! said...

Am in love with your galaxy card with the embossed leaves! Stunning!

Lissette said...

Love your cards. They’re all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Hi Laura Jane :) Your cards...each exquisite!!! Love the color palettes, composition and techniques! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Lisa Byers said...

Your cards are all beautiful!! I love each and every one. The designs are gorgeous. I did not know that the Emeralds were different in the sets. I haven't opened one of mine. I guess it's time to use it!!

Jean said...

Here I am again Laura Jane looking at your delicious cards. Just so beautiful each one. Keep up the savory job!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love all of the vibrant colors and the fun loose wildflower one.

KathyMcc said...

I love all your cards, Laura Jane. Each of them is so unique and beautiful. Thank you for making videos showing us how you made your, so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Karthikha said...

Ooh I love these effects!! The colors are awesome and your designs and execution, perfect! <3

Mendy said...

Love what you did with those wildflowers (gotta try that) and love those leaves. So ready for fall and cooler weather.

Sue D said...

Love the beautiful colors on your cards.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty cards.