Sandi MacIver – Video – Peony Spray Stamp and Die
I have a new video and card to share with you today created with the Peony Spray Stamp and Die set from Altenew. I have long had a love affair with Altenew and their beautiful floral stamps and coordinating dies.
Their images are beautifully sketched, the stamps create a crisp image and who doesn’t love a coordinating die to cut them out.
You can purchase the Altenew Artist Markers in a variety of ways. I started with a couple of these 4 pack sets just to make sure I liked them (and I do).
You can also order the Artist Markers in sets of 12, in Set A, Set B and Set C, or, you can order all 36 at a time, with the re-inkers. I just did that and I’m hoping they arrive today. Altenew also has replacement brush nibs for their markers. I love that they are refillable and have replacement tips – both were selling features for me.
I found that stamping the image in Permanent Black Ink onto Altenew’s Classic Crest Solar White 80 pound card stock worked best for me. Then I coloured each petal individually, starting with the lightest of the markers to flood the entire area and then adding shadows with the darker colours before going back and blending them together with the lightest colour.
There is also a colorless blender to blend colours, remove ink or add highlights. Watch the video below, I colour a petal and a leaf for you before showing you how I created the background.
For the Background I tried out the Altenew Mini Cube Inks. Again, I ordered a few of the small ones to try out their ink before investing in all the large ones and I’m happy to say I love them, great colours and you can watercolor with them YIPEE!.
and for the background I used the Forest Glades and Coral Bliss cubes
I started by die cutting my watercolour paper with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies. I smeared some ink on my craft mat , wet down my watercolor paper and used the Watercolor Brushes to pick up the ink and add it to my paper. This gave me my basic background. I let it dry a bit, and then squeezed out a drop of water into my smeared ink, picked it up again with my watercolor brush, and flicked it onto the paper for the second layer (those cool blotchy dots), watch the video below for further explanation on how I do this.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the project and come back soon as I have lots of new things to share with you.
Until Next Time:
For the Video – Peony Spray Stamp and Die Card
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