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Altenew produces high quality clear photopolymer stamps, stencils, and inks that are manufactured in the United States.
It is renowned for it's layering flower stamps as they produce the most amazing and realistic flower images.
The company has a world wide prospective and produces stamps that reflect different cultures and religions.
In recent years it has expanded its range to include alcohol markers, watercolour paints and home decor.
The Altenew Academy offers crafters the opportunity to expand their skills and learn new techniques. It's also a great way to find new ways to use your supplies.
The courses are offered as stand alone courses. For those wanting to take their learning to the next step there is there is a certification program.
The AECP or Altenew Educator Certification Program pushes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to try different ways of card making. Why not give it a go!
The Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set is versatile as it lends itself to so many mediums.
Here I have used coloured pencils, metallic watercolours and standard watercolours.
This card uses black drawing paper from Daler Rowney.
Heat emboss the images onto the black paper with gold embossing ink.
Colour using coloured pencils. I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.
Die cut using a stitched rectangle die and mount onto a gold card layer.
Glue to a card base and add a sentiment with gold sequins to finish.
Another black card! This time using black watercolour paper from Royal Talens.
Heat emboss the images. Paint with metallic paints. I used the metallic watercolour pan set from Altenew - the colours are gorgeous!
When dry trim the paper and edge with a gold marker to create a border. Mount onto a black card base and add a sentiment to complete the card.
This card uses white watercolour paper and the wet on wet water colouring technique.
(Water colouring for me is work in progress as I'm trying to improve my technique all the time!)
Heat emboss the images using white embossing powder.
Paint each petal separately first adding clear water to the petal before dropping in the paint.
Add the colours in layers allowing each layer to dry before adding the next layer.
It was easy to lose track of time as it took a while to complete. A wonderful way to unwind and forget any worries.