India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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.

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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.

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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:

  • This particular line of India Inks come in 24 colors; both Set 1 and Set 2 each contain 12 colors.

  • 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.

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design
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ORGANIZING PH MARTIN INDIA INKS

I have a video featuring how I store my Ph Martin India inks, instead of in the plastic open-mouth bottles they come packaged in. Be sure to check it out to learn more!
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India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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.

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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.

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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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India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop

ALTENEW SHOPPING CODE

Altenew is offering two coupon codes this week in celebration of their 3rd Anniversary!

GIVEAWAYS

India Ink Watercolor with PH Martin Inks + Altenew 3rd Anniversary Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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:

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.

KEEP HOPPING

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:

SUPPLIES

469 Responses

  1. Avatar Lauri Bacalzo says:

    I love the stunning colors of the India Ink!

  2. Avatar Jennifer Bishop says:

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the information on the inks!

  3. Avatar Jen Carter says:

    I love your bright colors! Super fun cards!

  4. Avatar Lindsay S says:

    Wow, such vibrant colors!

  5. Avatar Doro Sensen says:

    Very nice cards, I love the bright colours on both of them! Also thanks a lot for the video!

  6. Avatar Charity Chamberlain says:

    OMG! These cards are so awesome! Those colors are super vibrant to the point they almost look like glowing neon, and I love it!

  7. Avatar Angela W says:

    Wow! Your colors are so bright that they are absolutely striking on your cards! They will definitely catch the eye of the card recipients and put a smile on their faces!

  8. Avatar Holly Klingensmith says:

    WOW stunning card

  9. Avatar Patty Eifert says:

    Stunning cards!! That India ink sure has some beautiful very vibrant colors!

  10. Avatar Rhonda says:

    Wow! I love the bold and bright colors you used. Very pretty. And thanks for the info on the India Inks.

  11. Avatar Dawn Jones says:

    What beautiful and vibrant colors. Thank you for showing such a beautiful card.

  12. Oh wow. the colors are so vibrant!! Loving your card.

  13. Avatar Catrinel says:

    How very pretty, lovely concept and great execution!

  14. Avatar Catrinel says:

    How very pretty, great concept and lovely execution!

  15. Avatar Tristan Goldsmith says:

    Amazing – those colours are super vibrant and those butterflies are just popping of the page.

  16. Avatar Marjeta says:

    Beautiful vibrant colors and great design.

    Marjeta

  17. Avatar Lindsay w says:

    Oh WOW!! The colors are stunning!!!

  18. Avatar LC says:

    Your cards are sensational! The colors are so rich and vibrant. Super impressive!

  19. Avatar Amy Cooley says:

    Gorgeous butterflies…I love the colorful trail!

  20. Avatar Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Astonishing colors !

  21. Avatar karenladd says:

    Wow!! The colors on these just pop! There is so much energy in your designs…love it!

  22. Avatar Barbara J. Baxter says:

    Nina, thank you for the video showing how you used the India inks! Your cards are beautiful!

  23. Avatar Lindarub says:

    Love the vibrant colors on the butterfly.

  24. Avatar Paula Fuller says:

    Happy Anniversary, Altenew! Very simple card design that makes a very bold statement. Wonderful colors. I love the card design.

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