I am having a crafty long weekend, as per this post and this post, and this post, and this post, and this post, It’s been a really good couple of days so far and I’ve been really enjoying crafting without an agenda.

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

This time I am doing some watercolour stamping using this lovely Painted Roses stamp set from Altenew and some Tombow markers.

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

I started off with the smaller versions, using A4 watercolour paper cut down into A5 size which you can see here below the full A4 size piece.  The small shades of grey version was the first one I did, and then I tried it again with the plum shades, before moving on to the A4 size project.  The decision to try different sizes was just something I wanted to do and nothing to do with the class and I wanted to start small and then move on to the bigger size once I felt more used to what I was doing.  You can see all my stamping off on the scrap paper on the right, as first, second, third and in some cases, fourth generation stamping is used on these pieces.

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

This was part of a class project from Beautiful Details, which is another class I just purchased from Altenew Academy, and really I purchased it on the strength of the intro video as I wanted to know which stamp set was being used, as I love the delicate, Chinese painting type effect. I have done quite a lot of this actual style of painting in the past and will link you to some projects, so I was intrigued to see how it was achieved with whatever stamps they were using in the class.

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

 

I may have gotten a bit carried away when I was drawing the lines with the Copic Multiliners lol.  I like the flowers on the right in this one but not so much the flowers on the left.  They are fine really and I’m just being picky.

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

 

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

 

watercolour stamping painted roses altenew

When I was done, I started placing some of the heat embossed die cuts from this project, on top, to see how they might look if I decided to go that way, or just to stamp on them. And that’s it for now, and time to move on to my next crafty long weekend project!

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