Watercoloring with Ink

 Watercoloring with Ink

Hello friends!  I was honored to be selected to be a part of Altenew's most recent group of Altenew's Educator Certification Program and am starting to take the Level 1 classes to improve my skills and to earn certification at that level. As a teacher myself (at a local high school) I always relish the opportunity to take classes as a student to learn new skills and to see how I can bring what I learn to my life both personally and professionally, and this was no exception. If you haven't taken some of Altenew's classes, I would suggest checking them out here. Today's cards were all created as a part of my "homework" for Altenew's Irresistible Inking Techniques class through Altenew Academy. I also wanted to share these cards in the Happy Little Stamper's Watercolor Challenge.

Supplies used:

To start, I stamped the Calla Lily image on the center left part of a die cut piece of watercolor paper with black ink (Nocturne VersaFine Clair) and heat embossed it with Holographic embossing powder. Then I watercolored the image with some yellow inks for the flowers (Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress Inks) and Frayed Leaf Dye Ink from Altenew for the leaves and stems. I spent some time painting over several layers of the green watercolor on the outer leaves and bottom of the leaves so that there are different greens throughout the image. I also went over with other spots with some of the Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for additional depth of color in the leaves and greens.

After the image dried, I stamped one of the sentiments from the same Calla Lily Outline stamp set with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, with the intention of having the sentiment "pop" with a different color powder. I then went back to the yellow ink mixed with water to watercolor the image and randomly splattered the card. After this dried, I splattered the panel with water and used it to adhere more of the gold embossing powder to the panel and then heat embossed it so there were some additional sparkle on the card. I really appreciated the tips on ink splattering that were shared in the class, especially about alternating the angles to splatter!

I then directly added some of the Squeezed Lemonade ink to the border of the card panel. At this point, I decided that the card needed a little more color, so I ink blended more of the same ink around the border of the card.

To finish the card, I glued a matte layer of dark yellow patterned paper from my stash behind the floral image and then attache the whole thing to a white A2 card base with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

This second card was made in the same way, with the only differences being in the colors. The lilies were colored with Coral Berry and Ruby Red Altenew dye ink and the ink blending around the edges with more of the Coral Berry ink.

Finally, this third card was created with pinks and purples. The bottom of the lilies were colored with a mix of Coral Berry and Wisteria Altenew Ink and the insides were colored with Hydrangea. The card panel was ink blended with more Hydrangea ink.

Which card do you like best?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Congrats your very first submission for AECP! You have done an amazing job! I can not pick a favourite, I like them all! Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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