3 fun ways to use watercolor brushes

Today I am sharing 3 fun ways on how you can use your watercolor brushes. Of course you can stamp and color your images but let’s see 3 other ways you can use them …coloring outside the lines!

Altenew has released a new watercolor brush set that I am showcasing today. It’s called Tropical Fiesta and it comes with 10 colors. The set has a complete range of all the colors of the rainbow so it’s a great set to start with. And if you already have their other two sets then it’s a great addition to the current palette.

We celebrate this release with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. If you want to start the hop from the beginning please visit Altenew Card Blog.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For this card I used the Bold Bunch Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) and 4 brushes from the set. For the green leaves I used Lime and Sweet Leaf and for the flowers I usedĀ  Fresh Lemon and Sunkissed. I apply the watercolor on the clear stamp, spray with water and then stamp. The result is a water colored looking background with no effort at all.

The sentiment is from the Script Words Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ).I finished off the card with a few nuvo drops at the center of the flowers.

For this card I used Lime and Turquoise on a stamping block, Sprayed with water and stamped with that on watercolor paper. I got an instant water colored background … super easy to do… no watercolor skillsĀ  required! Then I used the same technique as in the first card to stamp my flower.

The colors I used for the flower are Purple Wine, Lime and Sweet Leaf. The flower and the sentiment are from the Lavender Bud Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). It’s a little stamp set that is inexpensive but has everything you need to make lovely cards.

Finally for my third card I used again my watercolor brushes on stamps. This time though I sprayed lots of water on top of them and used my Mini MISTI ( SBC | ALTN | SSS ) to do the stamping. If you have lots of water on top of your stamps and force the door of your MISTI to close with speed then you get splashes! I just love the look, so artistic and perfect card for teenagers! Check the video tutorial for the technique.

The circle stamps and the sentiment are from the Trendy Circles Stamp Set ( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). The colors of watercolor brushes that I used here are Lime, Turquoise and Desert Night.

supplies

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Watercolor Brush Markers – Tropical…
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Bold Bunch Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Lavender Bud Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Lavender Bud Die
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Trendy Circles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Script Words Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Studio Katia APRIL Crystals sk0418
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | ALTN | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

giveaways

There are many ways to win prizes:

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.
  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each blog on the blog hop list. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019. So leave me a comment below!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Norine Borys

more projects using watercolor brushes

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers…
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Watercolor Brush Markers + Giveaway |…
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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2…
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215 Comments

  1. Helen F said:

    Great ideas and wonderfully bright happy cards, Vicky! Love these bright new colours! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

    March 26, 2019
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  2. Mindy Drummond said:

    All 3 cards are gorgeous Vicky! I cannot get enough of the Purple Wine color, it is going to get a massive amount of use lol. I love your circle splats, how fun is that??!! Thanks for sharing all 3 cards and for the always amazing inspiration. ([email protected])

    March 26, 2019
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  3. Johanna T. said:

    Wonderful creative cards! I love the last one with the splashes! Thanks for sharing these techniques.

    March 27, 2019
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  4. Karen said:

    What pretty, vibrant cards! Great tips and techniques, too – thanks!

    March 27, 2019
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  5. Daphni Ames said:

    Thank you for sharing. You have inspired me to try these brushes.

    March 27, 2019
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  6. Fabulous inspiration Vicki! as always your projects are gorgeous!
    xoxo Olga

    March 27, 2019
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  7. Fikreta said:

    oh its wonderful post!
    thank you for sharing!

    March 27, 2019
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  8. Miriam Prantner said:

    What fun cards! I really love bright and vibrant these are!

    March 28, 2019
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  9. Dana M said:

    Fun, vibrant and perfectly fabulous cards! Amazing!

    March 28, 2019
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  10. Patricia said:

    Beautiful cards, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

    March 28, 2019
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  11. Mary Glanz said:

    I love but fear watercolor. The method you describe sounds like a good place to start – thank you – beautiful and happy!

    April 2, 2019
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  12. Marilyn Bailey said:

    THanks for a very good instructional video!~ Just the best way to learn….

    April 2, 2019
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