India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop
Happy Tuesday! Today I am excited to be helping Altenew celebrate their 3rd Anniversary!
Hard to believe that three years has already gone by… I remember when Altenew first came onto the scene. From the beginning they’ve given us tons of fabulous products to work with and even more heart into the crafting community.
In celebration of these past three years, Altenew is hosting a special four-day blog hop! With four days, you know there is going to be so much Altenew inspiration heading your way from many talented designers! There are also prizes up for grabs, and even a shopping discount code. All these details will be listed at the bottom of this post.
In my video for the hop, I will be sharing how I created these two watercolored cards using PH Martin India Inks. For those of you that are not familiar with India Inks, I have some quick details listed here for you:
Are highly pigmented, non toxic inks.
Ph Martin’s India Inks are completely waterproof when dry. Once the ink has dried, you will not be able to reactivate it.
All of these Ph Martin India Inks are transparent inks except the white and black inks. These are the only opaque colors in the India Ink line.
They will dry up when exposed to air. I recommend keeping the bottles closed up when not in use.
Colors can blend together when wet. Once dry, they layer beautifully because they are transparent and waterproof.
I watercolored the butterflies that are on my cards with the India inks, as well as the color trail following them.
Because these inks layer beautifully together I was able to achieve some really great effects for the color trail. The butterflies illustrate how easy it is to blend the colors together.
In my video, I only showed the creation of one of these cards since they both were created the exact same way. The only difference between the two cards are the color choices. I used a semi-rainbow color palette for the butterfly above, and a warm color combo for the butterfly below.
I hope you will be checking out the video below to see the India ink watercoloring in action! Also, be sure to participate in the Altenew 3rd Anniversary hop… you will be sure to have lots of fun seeing all the beautiful projects created by the designers that are participating! Details are below.
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Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 10 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 Pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate
Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
Don’t forget to hop along and see all of the fabulous inspiration from the other designers in the hop! Start hopping at the Altenew blog, or you can reference the list below: