Today I am sharing 3 fun ways on how you can use your watercolor brushes. Of course you can stamp and color your images but let’s see 3 other ways you can use them …coloring outside the lines!
Altenew has released a new watercolor brush set that I am showcasing today. It’s called Tropical Fiesta and it comes with 10 colors. The set has a complete range of all the colors of the rainbow so it’s a great set to start with. And if you already have their other two sets then it’s a great addition to the current palette.
We celebrate this release with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. If you want to start the hop from the beginning please visit Altenew Card Blog.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
For this card I used the Bold Bunch Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) and 4 brushes from the set. For the green leaves I used Lime and Sweet Leaf and for the flowers I used Fresh Lemon and Sunkissed. I apply the watercolor on the clear stamp, spray with water and then stamp. The result is a water colored looking background with no effort at all.
The sentiment is from the Script Words Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ).I finished off the card with a few nuvo drops at the center of the flowers.
For this card I used Lime and Turquoise on a stamping block, Sprayed with water and stamped with that on watercolor paper. I got an instant water colored background … super easy to do… no watercolor skills required! Then I used the same technique as in the first card to stamp my flower.
The colors I used for the flower are Purple Wine, Lime and Sweet Leaf. The flower and the sentiment are from the Lavender Bud Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). It’s a little stamp set that is inexpensive but has everything you need to make lovely cards.
Finally for my third card I used again my watercolor brushes on stamps. This time though I sprayed lots of water on top of them and used my Mini MISTI ( SBC | ALTN | SSS ) to do the stamping. If you have lots of water on top of your stamps and force the door of your MISTI to close with speed then you get splashes! I just love the look, so artistic and perfect card for teenagers! Check the video tutorial for the technique.
The circle stamps and the sentiment are from the Trendy Circles Stamp Set ( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). The colors of watercolor brushes that I used here are Lime, Turquoise and Desert Night.
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The next stop on the blog hop is Norine Borys
more projects using watercolor brushes
as usual Vicky your cards are just b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! especially the sweet leaf one. thanks!
I love the misti water splashing idea!! It’s fun, and would be great for masculine cards too I think. I have to try that out now! Thank you for the neat idea.
Fabulous watercolor cards, Vicky! Love the blue and green spatter one.
I love the misti splashing technique! That’s such a cool idea! I can see using it for masculine cards too. Thank you so much for sharing it!
So pretty and colorful!
Just watched the video at you YouTube and loved all the colors in the brush markers set and I loved what you did you them! Thanks for sharing!☺
Vicky as always amazing cards and super techniques to using the pens. You always make it look effortless and so appreciate your sharing. Love your tutorials and how you always inspire. Thank you so much for being so helpful and inspiring.
All of these cards are so cool!! Just watched the video and loved it!! I’m going to have to get some of these markers! They look like a lot of fun! TFS!
? $40 for 10 beautiful watercolor markers is way out of my league sadly. But I will enjoy seeing what others create with them!
Always love your cards! these colors are nice and bright, just like I like too.
I love the mini card! I have lots of these little sets and find them more intimidating than the large ones because I feel like I need to fill the card. This sweet little simple design is perfect!
You always amaze me with your talent. Love the splash circle card so much I’m going to go into my room and try to do the same thing. Wish me luck.
Love all your cards. I like the stamp block background the best and will definitely have to try that “splat” technique with the Misti. It looks so cool!!
Amazing colors! So bright and festive, perfect for spring and summer! I love the variety of ways you gave us to play with these fun water color brushes, all 3 cards are fabulous.
What a wonderful way to use watercolor brushes. Beautiful cards.
Beautiful colors and cards!
I Love Love Love these cards! TFS!
Beautiful cards! I’ve been wanting some of these markers! They turn out beautiful no matter what you are coloring!
Love the quality of your how to’s. You have inspired me this morning! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous and vibrant creations!
Great use of watercolors. Love the cards.
Gorgeous cards and easy techniques!
I really liked your “slam the Misty lid” technique.
So very pretty. I love your projects.
Beautiful use of the watercolor brushes! I am inspired to try making a card similar to your purple card. Lovely!
Thanks Vicky. I am always on the look out for creative ways to make cards with a watercolor look, since I am “watercolor challenged” 🙂 These are all beautiful and inspiring, and I especially love the Misti watercolor splat card, as I’m always looking for something suitable for my teen-aged grandson. I think I can do that! LOL! Altenew watercolors are so vibrant and hold that look and that’s why I like them. I own the 36 pan set, but not the brush sets yet!
Great technique revival using these Vicky – your cards are beautiful in those vibrant colors!
I love those splashy circles! Such a fun technique!
Your cards really make me feel that spring has arrived! 🙂
Great video, thanks for sharing the process you used in the second card.
Super great colors in this set! LOVE the splash card… Very fun and it looks easy enough… well, we will see haha
Your creations are lovely and your teaching style is so welcoming! I love these markers and am thinking about trying this set!
Love the purple card!
Your cards just POP, love them!
Really enjoyed your creations! Love the color choices and techniques — and, of course, the great cards you created! Have not tried these pens, yet, but love the colors in this set!
Thank you Vicky. I love the creative ways you design with a watercolor look! Your cards are always beautiful and inspiring. Love the Misti watercolor splat card too! Altenew watercolors are so vibrant and intense. I plan to try these ASAP!
Thanks for the video! Love the colors
These cards are so beautiful, Vicky! Love the splat idea using the Misti. Thanks for a wonderful video.
So very pretty, as always!!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful video!
Great cards. Fun ways to use the markers and stamps. Really enjoyed watching the video. Thanks for sharing your art.?
I had loads of fun playing with the lavender bud stamp and new inks last month. I didn’t think about having trouble lining up the die with my design until half way through. I did discover that I could cut the bud and not the stem and then flip and cut the stem and not the bud. It left me just a few snips to cut the whole thing out. So happy it turned out. Hope I remember to use your technique to set it into a cut out.
Love the way you applied the ink! I never seen that before. Thank You!
Beautiful cards. Looks like they are easy to use.
Beautiful creations and fun techniques! Thanks for sharing xo
Thank you for showing us these great techniques! I love the splattered circles!!
Love the different looks you have created, Vicky, and now I want to make some splashes using my MISTI. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love your cards, but my favorite is the Happy Birthday card, those blues and green colors are such happy colors!
Fabulous cards! Love these new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Your video is so inspiring!
Great cards and love the cards.
Oh how awesome love the cards
Very beautiful cards. I really found the video helpful. My favourite is the last card. I would love to use the techniques and create a card set.
Beautiful creations with these gorgeous new markers!!
These cards are so easy and unique. I love them.
Beautiful cards! I especially like the last one with the circles. I love your technique to make the splatters and the colors on this card are gorgeous! My sons would really like that card!
Great technique! And I think I can pull this one off too!! Very easy and not something I ever thought of doing. Thanks Vicky!! Your cards never disappoint. They are always beautiful and very cool!!
Love the technique and your cards!
I loved watching your video. What fun techniques especially the color splashes. Love it!
These are all wonderful! And super colorful 🙂 Your card with the green and yellow combination reminds me of a similar one I made recently, I’m yet to post it 🙂
That was fun to watch! going to have those techniques. Thanks Vicky!
These are really pretty. 🙂
Your cards are beautiful!
Vicky, I have been subscribed to your blog for a long time. I truly love everything that you do. I take a watercolor class once a week. I really love what you did with the altanew watercolors. I was particularly impressed with the small flower stamp. I am going to have to try something similar. You make it all so much fun.
This is the 2nd time I viewed your blog. Love your style!
Love the birthday card especially. Can’t wait to buy (or win) a set of these gorgeous pens.
I’ve been playing a lot with my pencils recently so I tried getting the watercolors back out the other day and giving them some love. It’s been a while and I found I forgot how to use them (was trying to use them like pencils). All that to say, your video is timely and I’ll try a few of the techniques you shared today to get me back into playing with watercolors. Thanks, Vicky!
These markers look amazing but your cards and ideas are spectacular! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the purple..hibiscus??? Beautiful!
Fantastic display , I love these markers !
I loved all of these techniques. I especially like the modern looking one.
Such great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. Will have to give these brushes a try.
The “Splash” technique is my favorite!! I could see my daughters friends loving this!
Absolutely beautiful, I can’t get over how vivid these colors are especially using stamps with water. Love your cards, thank you
Oh wow!! Your flowers are just stunning. I LOVE the vibrant colors you used!!!
These colors are so vivid. I can’t wait to start using them.
I love these colorful cards!
I love the different techniques you show. And the cards are very nice. I will try these tonight while my hubby watches basketball .
Fabulous techniques and cards. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I love your cards! I’m sure the water brushes are great but I just got the regular 36 watercolor set. If I had lots of money I would buy all of the water brushes.
These are great techniques that I would like to try. Love all the vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing, and thanks Altenew also!!
Gorgeous colors! I love the lilac one!
I love your color combos. So pretty!
Your cards are so cheerful! Like the variety.
Such fun techniques!
These are so Bright, Beautiful and Fun!!!
Love the purple wine color as well as the blues and greens! Your cards are lovely.
I love the different techniques that you used. Being able to watch, rewatch the video at my leisure is always appreciated!
As always, marvelous. Love the new watercolors colors.
Thank you for sharing your awesome tips. Your cards are beautiful.
I love seeing new ways to use watercolor brushes! Those circle stamps really made the perfect splat look. Thanks for sharing with us!
Terrific color set! and I love the splash technique!
I love these ideas especially the splat one. Never would have thought of that!r
Pretty cards, so vibrant.
These colors are just scrumptious! Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!
Three different and super cool techniques!! Must give the SPLAT a try!!
Looks like so much fun! Very colourful.
Love your cards, the colors in this set are Beautiful!
Awesome cards, Vicky! I love seeing how to use my stamps with watercolors, and it looks pretty easy for a beginner like me! I especially like how you used the circles in a different way. Always good to get another way to use the stamps I have. I have a little grandson who would love that card design. Thanks for the inspiration!
Very cool!! They are all fabulous, but I really love the lat one with the splashes!! So fun!
Unique technique! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.
Gorgeous cards and such vibrant colors
Love your beautiful cards! The Tropical Feista Brush Marker set have a fantatic color range. Thanks for sharing your cards via process video.
Love the splashes technique! Thanks for sharing!
Love love love your watercolor card tricks, the cards are just wonderful arty pieces of joy!
LOVE the splatter circles – and I have that stamp set. Thanks for the great idea!
Vicky, thank you for showing me another way to color with watercolors. I wouldn’t have thought to add the color to the stamp first. This looks so much easier than the way I do it. I will be trying this soon. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
Great tecniques! Love the Splash!!! Thank you!!!
Your cards are so pretty and cool at the same time!
Hi Vicky! So cool! Just love the techniques you shared and the cards are beautiful. I’m thinking about those brushes and perhaps I will try the entire set and see the other cards you have done. Thanks for sharing this fine product, Denise
Great ideas Vicky. Love the way to make the splatter circle. Inspiring.
Just love all your cards they are so bright and beautiful. You used so little of the marker ink, but the colour remained intense. Another lovely set to add to my stash. Thank you for your hints, tips and inspiration.
Great ideas to use these
These cards will make anyone happy
I love the vibrant colors and the beautiful cards you created with them! These are my kind of cards!
Beautiful cards! I especially love the trendy circles!
Your cards are beautiful, Vicky, and I love the new watercolor color pallet from Altenew! I have one quick question: In each project, did you spray your watercolor paper before starting, or did you stamp on dry watercolor paper Thank you for sharing!
Such completely different cards. I loved the big splat card, so clever !
Love the idea for the easy watercolor background. So quick yet beautiful. And the splashes would be so fun to make!!!
Love your cards. I want to try the techniques.
Love this fun and vibrant cards Vicky! The new marker set is a must have! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the vibrancy of these watercolor brush markers and your cards truly bring out their intense color. Thank you for sharing.
Wow. I Love these Stamping techniques.. The circles is my favorite.. They are all so pretty and inspiring.
Beautiful cards, love the new colors!
Brilliant way to make those colorful splatter circles. My granddaughter loves color and would think that was just the best! I’m excited to try the watercolor brushes-truly lovely colors. They’re on my wish list!
Great cards and great ideas! I love the splatter one and can’t wait to try it.
You have inspired me. I watch each and every video you post. And I can’t say that to any other designer or presenter.
Super variety in the three cards you made & the video is appreciated. Love these bright summery colours. The third card is my favourite. As you said, great for teenagers, or guy cards & what a fun way to create it. No fuss. Love it!
Thank you Vicky for sharing ow you created these three one-of-a-kinds cards. You are so talented!
Great ideas, Vicky. I love the look you got from just painting on the stamping block. I have to remember that!
I love your great card ideas Vicky! and the new watercolor pens too! Thanks for sharing.
Love these vibrant colors. Card #3 is my fav, but I don’t think I could make splashes in my Misti (I try to keep it pristine) ?
How gorgeous are these colors! Love your techniques.
It is always looking so easy to create and furthermore vivd and, impressive. Love them all.
Beautiful cards using these awesome new water colors. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pens.
Great video. I would have never thought of using the brushes in this way. Also loved your backgrounds. Great cards! Thanks for the inspirtion!
Thank you for this video. Great techniques and great resulting cards
Love the pretty colors.
As always, they are beautiful and you make it look so easy!
Such fantastic cards! I love your colour combinations!
Vicky, these cards are gorgeous! I just love deep vibrant colors you can get from these Altenew watercolor markers! They’re definitely on my list ?. I really want to try all your suggested techniques! ? Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! ?
Awesome cards and great watercolor designs.
fun techniques, Vicky – thanks for the inspirations – love these new additions to Altenew colors!
I mostly like the ‘splatting’ and the lavender floral card. I will try that ‘splat’ style next time I’m making cards for younger people. It would be nice to win and purchase some makers.
Beautiful coloring. Your cards are so vibrant and fun! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Thanks for sharing these fun watercolor techniques! I love the splash look on the circles card, and the lavendar card is just lovely to look at!
Ideas to stretch crafting supplies is always welcome ?
I laughed out loud the first time you slammed that MISTI door! Can’t wait to try that technique to make coffee stains.
Such fun ideas Vicki – I really loved the splashes card. You always have such great ideas.
Love the technique used to create these beautiful watercolor cards!
Big thumbs up for these cards. It is so funny, but the tiny little Lavender Bud is my favorite…and the card with the Splats…LOL….I really love these new watercolor marker colors….everyone is making such beautiful cards. Thank you Vicky for always giving us such pretty samples.
And thank you also for fixing the page so that it would load on an IPad…it is appreciated. Big hugs!
Gorgeous cards that really show off the vibrant new colors. You have shown us a great, easy watercolor technique.
Such pretty cards Vicky! I’ve followed you on another stamp site also. Thanks for sharing these sweet cards with us.
Love the striking black and white striped background and the jaunty way you placed the watercolour panel. Love the technique for the circles it was very clever, looks quite achievable but we shall see, must remember to use lots of water. The flowers looked great too especially the lavender sprig. Thanks for the great inspiration.
Wonderful cards! Love all three of them.
Great coloring techniques.
Thanks for sharing …
These colors are so beautifully rich!
Love, love, love the cards. I was at my friends house today stamping and she made a card from your technique. It turned very nice. Really like your videos.
Love the bright colors you used on your cards!
I love the easy looking cards. Good tip to use circle stamps to create splashes.
I love all of your cards! I want to thank you for sharing and doing the video. I plan on purchasing the watercolor brushes, but now I also plan on purchasing the “trendy circles” stamp set. I didn’t know I could do splatters that way as well! Thank you for teaching me!
this post is inspirational. I love the pens and how you have uses them. I hope they will be available in the UK.
Thank you so much for sharing these great cards . I loved the splatter effect with the circles and the color combination was very fresh. The simple little flower packs a big punch on your card!. Stunning!
These cards are so fun! These markers are so vibrant and thanks for showing us different techniques for using them.
Thanks, Vicky, for sharing the techniques – I love the results. I think I’ll have to try out the circles with the kindergarten children. I am sure they will have huge fun making the cards! The new palette colours are gorgeous. For me, the best thing about watercolours is the range you get from a few colours.
The intensity of these colors is amazing.
just luv this look
Wonderful ways to
use the watercolors!
Have to try your ideas
Carla from Utah
Lovely cards. Those tropical colors are beautiful!
Such fantastic cards! I love your color combinations – thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous cards! Love your designs!
I am so inspired by this blog hop! Your cards are stunning (as usual)!
I absolutely love all your cards they are so inspiring! I especially love the Thanks card it’s simple but beautiful!
Thank you for giving me more ideas on how to use these beautiful markers. Your cards are just so happy looking!
Hi Vicky! Your creations are bright, cheery and always showcase the releases sooooooo well! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Great cards! Really love the splattered circles!
Thanks so much for sharing those fun techniques. I don’t have watercolor markers (but I definitely think I need them), and this new Tropical Fiesta set is wonderful. I love the vivid colors.
Awesome cards, Vicky! Love the new vibrant colors & the way you made the spattered circles. Thanks for sharing!
Yet another very helpful video, invested in a small set of similar markers at Christmas and haven’t really known what to do with them. So this was a fantastic source of inspiration especially since mothers day is coming up and its always nice to get new ideas.
You always come up with great ideas! This was very informative,as always!
Beautiful use of watercolors…
I love the lavender cars. I need to add that set to my next order. Your work is stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your video showing different ways to use the watercolor markers. These colors are so bright and pretty. I want to go play right now.
Fun techniques! I don’t have any of the watercolor markers yet, but I do have the Altenew watercolor paints and I think these techniques would work with those, as well. I really like the splattering technique you did with the circles!
Watching you slam that Misti door made me laugh…I’m definitely going to have to try that technique…I love the splats! The colors in this set are perfect!
Such wonderful ideas! Love your cards?
Love the card with the splotches. So many
times my pens decide to burp (all over my
page). that hasn’t happened with the
set of Altenew brushes yet – hopefully
won’t ever. The orange flowers are
gorgeous. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Your cards are gorgeous with such bright and vivid colors. TFS.
Really nice, bright colours and I love your fun cards. I love the lavender sprig one the most – but I really love how fun and carefree the last card is.
Amazing techniques and gorgeous cards! I love how you used the small stamp in the second card and I really like the splattering technique you did with the circles stamp! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you so much for the great ways to use the paint brushes in these wonderful colors! I’m really thinking of getting them!
I love to use that technique of distress ink on stamp then spritz with water… I love the idea of trying it with these watercolor brushes. Great cards!
I really like the contemporary card, Vicky! And I think you are correct that it’s great for teenagers — boys in particular. Thank you for the video.
These techniques are amazing, your cards are beautiful! These watercolor markers are definitely on my wish list.
Love the fun backgrounds you’ve created!
As always, I absolutely kove what you have created here Vikki. Your cards are beautiful, as is all of you artwork. You continue to inspire me!
Simply stunning and vibrant colors!
These are wonderful techniques. I love the thought of splashing the color using the MISTI. Thanks for inspiring me today
These are great! My favorite is the splatter card. I like that technique!
Beautiful cards, Love these markers…
Great ideas and wonderfully bright happy cards, Vicky! Love these bright new colours! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!
All 3 cards are gorgeous Vicky! I cannot get enough of the Purple Wine color, it is going to get a massive amount of use lol. I love your circle splats, how fun is that??!! Thanks for sharing all 3 cards and for the always amazing inspiration. ([email protected])
Wonderful creative cards! I love the last one with the splashes! Thanks for sharing these techniques.
What pretty, vibrant cards! Great tips and techniques, too – thanks!
Thank you for sharing. You have inspired me to try these brushes.
Fabulous inspiration Vicki! as always your projects are gorgeous!
oh its wonderful post!
thank you for sharing!
What fun cards! I really love bright and vibrant these are!
Fun, vibrant and perfectly fabulous cards! Amazing!
Beautiful cards, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.
I love but fear watercolor. The method you describe sounds like a good place to start – thank you – beautiful and happy!
THanks for a very good instructional video!~ Just the best way to learn….