Altenew | Easy watercolor with Faber Castell Aquarelle Pencils and Altenew stamps. Video

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I have discovered a new passion of mine – watercolor. I am not a real artist and I can never create beautiful water-colored (or any -colored for that matter) paintings, but I can cheat a bit and create pretty cards using stamps and various color mediums. Today I’m re-discovering Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils and I’m combining those with stamps from Altenew.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Faber Castell Watercolored Peonies Card

I find coloring to be relaxing, therapeutic and just fun. And I don’t even have to use whatever I colored on a project, I can simply enjoy the process and see where it takes me.

Yana Smakula | Altenew Faber Castell Watercolored Peonies Card

I have recently been playing with the gorgeous Peony Scrolls stamps from Altenew and created the card you see above. I used a mixed of pink, aqua and gold colors for this project and added a lot of white for a very light look.

I am sharing a detailed video tutorial on Altenew blog as well as my Youtube channel showing two simple ways to watercolor using watercolor pencils from Faber Castell. You can watch below or on Youtube:

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I did not use watercolor paper for my project as I was heat embossing images with rather thin outlines; watercolor paper usually has texture which prevents embossing from being perfect. Since I wasn’t doing too much coloring and color blending Neenah Solar White Cardstock worked beautifully for my project. I colored my peonies using pink and aqua pencils from Faber Castell and cut the images out using matching dies.

I finished my card by adding a beautiful trim from Altenew as well as a heartfelt heat embossed sentiment.


I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets Штемпельна подушечка для гарячого ембоссінгу VersaMark Watermark, Tsukineko, VM001   Altenew Peony Scrolls Clear Stamp Set  Altenew Peony Scrolls Die set  Altenew SENTIMENTS & QUOTES Clear Stamp Set AN118 Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER PW110 Emboss   Faber-Castell BLUE Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils 9pk 770113  Faber-Castell RED Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils 9pk 770110  Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger Watercoloring TIP33080  Altenew Ringstone Medallion



    1. Both of your cards are beautiful Yana. I actually have identical gold stickers as you have used on your card. I must try this as well just for fun. Yours is so lovely. TFS!

    1. Simply gorgeous Yana, and the the defining embellishment 🙂

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