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:

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469 Responses

  1. Avatar Robin P says:

    Beautiful cards with such vibrant color. Thanks for sharing the video.

  2. Avatar mandalj says:

    These are such beautiful vibrant cards – there is so much movement to the butterflies!

  3. Avatar TracyM #6773 says:

    STUNNING cards!
    These butterflies are one my favourites, NEED to get them inky right NOW!
    Your colours are SO, SO VIBRANT – WOW!

  4. Avatar Roz M. says:

    Thanks for sharing these super-bright and happy cards, and your great video!

  5. Avatar Pati L says:

    Wow!! I love your bright, cheery colors! Your butterflies are so pretty and your design with the color trails, beautiful!

  6. Avatar Susan D says:

    These paints are just what I’ve been looking for. The colors are perfect for a project I have in mind!

  7. Avatar Constance Hildebrand says:

    The colors are amazing. Thanks so much for the video so I can try this too.

  8. Avatar karenajo says:

    These inks are spectacular as are your cards ! Thanks for the inspiration !

  9. Avatar Jessica Shurts says:

    Wow! The colors of these cards are awesome!! I live the bright colors!

  10. Avatar Laraine Randall says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  11. Avatar Anna Starr says:

    Thank you for introducing me to PH Martin India Inks… I can’t wait to try these! They are gorgeous!

  12. Avatar Linda Hyden says:

    Brilliant

  13. Avatar Deborah Kaye says:

    Your card is gorgeous! Those inks are so vibrant! No wonder my friend uses them for her artwork! I gotta get me some and that great set of stamps!

  14. Avatar Deb Hudson says:

    Oh my, beautiful vibrant colors. I like how you have the colors melt off the “page”

  15. Avatar Dana M says:

    Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors, Dr. Ph Marten india inks just made my wish list!

  16. Avatar Barbara Green says:

    I love the intensity and brilliance of India Inks.

  17. Avatar Maria B says:

    Such bright cards. I have never tried Martin inks.

  18. Avatar Lieve S says:

    Your cards are so beautiful, in great colours; real eye-catchers !! I didn’t know those inks; thank you for explaining and sharing your talent !
    Happy Easter Greetings from Belgium.

  19. Avatar Benessi says:

    The bright colors are stunning! Thank you fro sharing!

  20. Avatar Heike Brennan says:

    Love how your colours POP!!! ❤

  21. Avatar Maja says:

    Waw, fabulous colors. So much joy in these cards.

  22. Oh my this is my kind of card, bold and bright

  23. Avatar Ashley Wells says:

    Wow, Nina-Marie! I haven’t picked up Ph Martin products, but loved this and the look you got from it!

  24. Avatar Lizzie T says:

    Gorgeous cards – I love the bold colors of these inks!

  25. Avatar Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Beautiful cards! Love them! So colorful!

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