Artists’s Watercolor Altenew Class – AECP Part 3
This is my penultimate class for part 3 of AECP. One of my favorite coloring mediums is watercolor. I’m still a beginner but getting better with every class and every project I do. For this card I used, among other techniques, the wet-on-wet technique. I love to watch the color of the paint flow from one to another using this technique. Before I show you my card, however, I want to show you my color inspiration. It comes from last month’s Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
I just love the richness in this violet and turquoise table setting. I couldn’t replicate the richness in the colors exactly, but I was able to color a pretty flower. I used one of the drawings from the Altenew Watercolor Coloring Book, then painted it with their Artist’s Watercolors. I used Cherry Blossom and Shades of Purple to create the colors in the flowers and Crystal Water and Sea Shore for the leaves. I hadn’t finished the flower when my husband walked in my studio and liked the look of the darker flower on the top. I went with his suggestion and kept the rest of the flowers and leaves quite faint. I used the purple and blue paints to add a spatter, then mounted it on black cardstock. The sentiment is from Wildflower Garden stamp set. The card was pretty easy to make, but time consuming as I added layers and layers of color using the technique glazing from the class.
Here is my card.