Thursday, 21 March 2019

10 Ways - How to Use Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers!


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You have arrived here from the very talented Virginia Lu's Blog. Your next stop will be Anna Komenda! The complete blog hop list is at the very end of this post. If you would like to take part in the hop from the beginning you can start at the Altenew Blog here.

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I am apologising in advance as this is going to be a very image heavy post as I went a "little" bit crazy with ideas on how to use these fabulous new Brush Markers by Altenew! I couldn't help myself, I kept trying ideas and the turned out to be so much fun I have 10 ways on how to use Altenew's New Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers Set! 
You can watch the video on how to recreate each of the looks here:



Here is a brief overview on how each card was made:

1. Colouring with Brush Markers:

You can use the markers to create some stunning watercoloured and blended effects, there are lots of videos out there in the blogosphere and Youtubeland where talented designers show how to create some stuning coloured images! It almost feels like cheating, as that is how easy they are to use :)

Using Altenew's Beautiful Heart Stamp Set

Using Altenew's Beautiful Lady Stamp Set

2. Creating Background Washes:

You can use these markers to create bold or subtle background washes to create simple but effective backgrounds for your projects. You can even diecut or stamp over these to create a variety of cards!

Using Altenew's Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set

Using Altenew's Script Words 2 Die Set

3. Creating Galaxy Style Backgrounds:

Definetely one of my favourite ways to use these markers. Galaxy style backgrounds are still very trendy and as these markers are so easy to blend, you can easily create your own designs! I would suggest looking at images online for inspiration on how you want to lay down your colour. Also to be noted: no galaxy will be the same! You can flick water on to the dried surface and as they react with water, you will get these cool bleached/bokeh style effects!

Using Altenew's Brush Markers Desert Night, Purple Wine and Turquoise Brush Markers
The the finished card below, I have used diluted white acrylic paint to get my "star" splatters.

Using Altenew's Brush Markers, Label Love Stamp Set and Script Words Die

4. Stamping With Brush Markers:

This again is very easy to do, simply swipe on the ink on the stamp and press down on to your surface! You can even use your Misti Stamping tool to get more precise colouring and stamping.

Using Altenew's Trigonometry Stamp Set


5. Brush Lettering or Calligraphy:


I am no expert, but I love brush lettering an these markers are an absolute dream to do calligraphy with! The ink flows through the tips very freely and continuously so you can easily get a handle on how much pressure to apply when doing your lettering.


Using Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers in Fresh Lemon and Crimson

Using Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers in Turquoise



6. Creating Watercolour Flowers with Brush Markers:

I am really into abstract florals at the moment, and after watching some Youtube videos and looking at ton of inspiration on Pinterest I finally taught myself how to make abstract flower rosettes using these brush markers. After a little practice, you will not want to stop! I hope that you give this a try :)

Using Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers in Turquoise, Purple Wine and Mega Greetings 2 Stamp Set

7. Creating texture using Bubble Wrap or Cling Wrap:


Much like watercolour, you can use bubble wrap or cling wrap to leave visual texture in your backgrounds. After applying your watercolour brush markers to wet watercolour paper, lay piece of damp bubble wrap over the wet surface and let it dry completely and you will get this cool design!


Using Altenew's Happy Dream Stamp Set


8. Spray Effects with Brush Markers:

You can use a Spritzer like the Ranger Distress Marker one to get a cool sprayed effect using these brush markers. The tips of these markers are quite sturdy and they did not get damaged after all my experimenting!

Using Altenew's Geo Frames Stamp Set


9. Watercolour Blocking:

Another quick technique which you have probably seen done with Distress Inks. Here I applied the markers to a acrylic block and slightly spritzed it with water and stamped with on to a piece of cardstock.

Using Altenew's Scrip Words Die Set


10. Splatter with Brush Markers:

Good ol' splattering. I think one thing is clear after seeing all these techniques,I sure do like making messes! Splattering is such an easy and quick way to create backgrounds to use in backgrounds or even for diecutting.I think this would make a lovely backdrop to a shaker card to, oh that gives me more ideas, haha!

Using Altenew's Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set

Using Altenew's Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set

Using Altenew's Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set



BONUS: Three more ways to use Altenew Brush Markers, check out Terri Koszler's Blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the video!

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93 comments:

  1. Wow! So many beautiful cards, and wonderful techniques! Thank you for sharing all this amazing inspiration with us <3

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  2. your cards are all beautiful. love the bright colors

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  3. Such a nice variety of ideas for these watercolors.

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  4. So many really cool cards. You have inspired me!

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  5. Wowzers! One stop for ten Ah-mazing ideas for those markers! Well done my friend :)

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  6. Beautiful colors. Looks like they are easy to use.

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  7. Wow! Lots of ideas with beautiful colors!

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  8. I love your post and cardsTania and I will start following you right now! How awesome to find new, super talented crafters in this Altenew blog hop!

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  9. OMG! You have done an amazing job showcasing these markers Tania!Love the vibrancy of the colors , thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. What a bunch of lovely and unique cards! You are very talented!

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  11. Great ideas for using the watercolor markers, Tania! Love each one of your cards.

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  12. Wow!! So many beautiful creations!!

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  13. WOW!! so much great inspiration!

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  14. I LOVE that you experimented with different techniques with the markers. Your creations are just fantastic!

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  15. These really grabbed my attention, great work on these

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  16. So many pretty examples! Thank you so much!

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  17. Such beautiful colors. The night sky is amazing!!

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  18. You are so creative! Loads of inspiration here.

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  19. WOW WOW WOW! These are amazing you really showed off all the brilliant colors!

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  20. Vibrant cards, great techniques! My goodness - you could teach a class! Thank you!

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  21. Beautiful and colorful variety!

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  22. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas to use the brush markers. Beautiful cards, you went over an above!!

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  23. I am shocked at the bold colors from using watercolors!! They look amazing. Makes me want the colors right now to play.

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  24. Simple and fabulous, all of them!!It's amazing all the different techniques you can do with these markers!

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  25. Amazing but the galaxy background stole my heart

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  26. Fabulous cards! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love your backgrounds.

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  27. Great cards, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  28. Fabulous cards! I love your gorgeous color combos with this awesome watercolor brush marker set!

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  29. Truly vivid, gorgeous colors! Love your gorgeous aesthetic and industrious designs! So beautiful!

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  30. Awesome cards ..so bright and cheerful.

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  31. Wow!! Such vivid and brilliant colors!! Love all of your cards!!

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  32. Tricia Podmore here to say WOW what amazing cards especially the backgrounds with using the new pens. Your creativity is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and being so inspiring.

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  33. You put those markers to the TEST! Thanks for your informative blog. Especially loved the tidbit that stamping with them in the Misti works --- it's sort of a hybrid technique then, isn't it? Thumbs up!

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  34. wow-wow-wow-wow love you cards- especially the more masculine birthday card and the ladystamp and of course the speckled cards - thanks for the fabulous demo

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  35. This was such an inspirational video! My favorite using watercolor markers. You have given so many wonderful techniques in this video and I look foward to giving them a try. I've been wanting to do a night sky type card for my daughter-in-law and am excited to try your technique. Thank you!

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  36. Loved your video - thanks for sharing the great techniques

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  37. Wow! This was like a mini-watercolor class with all your great techniques and how-to ideas! Thanks! BTW all the cards are beautiful! :)

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  38. So many beautiful cards...wow! That first card is so amazing...the blue is so rich. The "love" card with the deep blue background is so cool. I have to try that! Thanks for the great video.

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  39. OMG! So many wonderful ideas to use with the new water color markers. Your finished cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. My favorite the last one with the florals off to the side and splattered with the colors.

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  40. Thanks for sharing your awesome techniques. Haven't seen some of them before and you created great cards from your ideas.

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  41. Love all these techniques - this is such a good reference! Love your cards - these colors are so pretty!

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  42. Wow, what a great showcase of cards. It is nice to see how really vibrant these colors can be. Yet produce a soft look also. Nice job on showing that. Everyone has done such pretty samples. Best Blog Hop on the Web.

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  43. Yippee! I love all the many ideas you show using the markers. Many of them I will definitely try. My favorite of all is the #10 Splatter. Wonderful idea for birthday card confetti.

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  44. Your hello card is so special. Loving the colors. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  45. Have you ever seen such a great way to get such rich color!

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  46. Thank you for all the great ideas for making backgrounds and lovely designs. Looking forward to trying them with the watercolor pens.

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  47. Wow! So many great ideas! Your cards are fabulous!

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  48. Your cards are amazing!! I love all of them! I'm new to making cards, thank you for all the different techniques. Stunning!

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  49. All of your examples using the new Altenew Tropical Fiesta watercolor brush set are amazing. I love the last few cards that just have dots of different colors with the sentiment. They really turned out terrific. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  50. You have done an amazing job showcasing the new watercolour brush markers and creating so many wonderful designs. Thankyou

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  51. Wow! Thanks for all the tips! Your cards are beautiful and great examples of all of the techniques.

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  52. Vibrancy of the colors is eye catching. Nice work.

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  53. Love the orange flower -best wishes card particularly. Simple and effective.

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  54. gorgeous set of cards - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  55. Wow! Your cards are stunning! I love all your different techniques and colors.

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  56. Awesome techniques, Tania, and fabulous cards! I'm going to try these techniques tonight!!

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  57. Great post.thank you so much.Love this blog.
    ghost mannequin

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  58. Beautiful cards. Really enjoyed watching the video as well. Lots of great ideas to use the markers. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

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  59. thanks for so many wonderful tips and
    techniques. I'd forgotten about the
    bubble wrap - have to start saving it.
    take care. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Oh my!! Gorgeous set of creations!! Each one is super awesome! I love the bold colors! :)

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  61. All your cards are so beautiful and unique. The colors are stunning.

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  62. Wow - such an incredible array of creativity - you showed so many different ways to use those markers, with such incredibly different looks. Thank you so much for all that inspiration! I love just the simplicity of the flecked cards, just to name one out of so many!

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  63. Thanks for technique video. These markers look very versatile. Your cards look wonderful!

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  64. AAAARRRGGGHHH! I love all your tips. I can't wait to try the bubble wrap or the brush lettering with these markers!!!

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  65. So many different ideas for using these beautiful markers! And each one is lovely in its own way. I always like having multiple uses for my products, which gives me more bang for my buck, for sure! Thanks for all these wonderful marker use ideas!

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  66. Great techniques! I really loved the simple card with tiny splatters. Also the triangles looked interesting

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  67. Simply stunning and such vibrant colors!

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  68. Such beautiful cards and wonderful ideas!

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  69. So many gorgeous cards and fabulous techniques! Thanks for sharing so many ways to use this product!

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  70. Stunning projects. I really love the first cart with all of those flowers. Thanks for sharing

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  71. Fantastic cards! I really like the spritzing technique and the Galaxy background the best but they all look great.

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  72. Wow Tania! You have created so many different projects showcasing wonderful and varied techniques for these bright new colours! The vibrant colours add so much to your clever designs! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

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  73. Wow! This post is a real treat for the eyes! I absolutely love all the amazing cards. My favourites are the ones with messy backgrounds. Especially the last one. And the spritzing one is completely new to me. Definitely want to try that!

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  74. Oh my goodness, has anyone told you today how AWESOME this post is??? I love all of these ways you used these gorgeous Watercolor Brush Markers. If I had any lingering doubts about whether to get this Tropical Fiesta set or not you've convinced me completely that I MUST HAVE this set lol. I may just be playing for the next few months just trying all the ways you've inspired here. Thank you! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  75. So many fabulous techniques!!! Love your galaxy background!

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  76. Goodness gracious, you really did go all in! I love it. While all of your cards are fab, I think my favorites are the galaxy and the abstract roses ones. The Desert Night color is perfect for a galaxy sky, and I love how you managed different colors in your rosettes. Thanks for sharing so many different ideas with us!

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  77. Wow Tania :) You went into overdrive and I can tell you were thoroughly immersed in your creations because they are absolutely stunning!!! So much inspiration in one place...amazing! Thank you :)

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  78. Amazing collection of cards! So cool to see so many techniques for the watercolor pens. Love the vibrancy of color.

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  79. What a great collection of cards! I really love the splattered cards and that galaxy background is fantastic!

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  80. Wow now those are some fantastic cards I love them all. I am just starting to get into water coloring so these fascinate me. Thank you for sharing.

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  81. Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew! And thank you for being part of their Blog Hop!

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  82. I LOVE your backgrounds, all of them are so different and still beautiful.

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  83. Great cards with lots of inspiration! Wonderful!

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