Monday, July 25, 2022

Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop: Watercoloring on Black

 

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to Altenew's Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived from the wonderful Jenny Colacicco's blog. If you're just stopping by make sure to head over to the Altenew Blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration....or your chance to win. 

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.



I have a bit of a dramatic card for you today. I used the 36 pan watercolor set but I used it on black and I  AM IN LOVE. 
I was just playing around when I discovered that not only do these watercolors show up on black watercolor paper but they are vibrant! 


A few things to note about this technique.
First they don't blend like they do on white watercolor paper. I wasn't able to get light to dark gradients like I usually would. However, I found that quite freeing. 
I could just drop in color wherever and let it do it's thing. 
Second the heat embossing didn't really work on this paper. It almost melted into the paper instead of sitting on top of it. I was still able to use it because I fixed it but it's definitely not worthy.  


Ultimately I was thrilled with the way the card worked out. Now I can't wait to try my metallic watercolors with it! 

You can watch the entire process in the video below. 


Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Your next stop on the hop needs no introduction...head on over and the fantastic Theresa Calvird





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62 comments:

  1. It looks amazing!! You inspired me to try my 36 pan set on black too. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  2. Your card is dramatic and oh so beautiful!

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  3. Very impressive look. I must get some of that paper and give this a go.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the colors. Btw, I’ve had that same thing happen occasionally with heat embossing sentiments on plain black cardstock. The embossing just melted into the paper. Weird!

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  5. What an absolutely gorgeous card! I really am surprised about the water colors on black paper. Looks so classy and elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Great inspiration! Thank you!

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  7. So beautiful on the black paper! What a nice surprise.

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  8. sometimes what we get is better than want we wanted

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  9. This is one I need to try, awesome card.

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  10. I have never watercolored on black, like how dramatic card looks

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  11. Such a beautiful card! I love how you mixed the colors. I have not tried using white embossing on black for watercolor - it's a great look! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  12. Beautiful Card Kelly! Hope you and the Family are doing well!

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  13. Verna AngerhoferJuly 25, 2022 at 3:34 PM

    So beautiful with the black card stock background.

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  14. Love the watercolor on black!!

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  15. I love how the flowers pop from the black! HOW COOL!

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  16. Your colors really pop on the black background. Love the contrast. Thanks.

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  17. It turned out to be a stunning wedding card, Kelly! Thank you for the video and the insight into using watercolor paint on the black w/c paper. And about what happened with the white heat-embossing! I learned a lot! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. I am definitely going to try my regular watercolors on black cardstock, I love the look😍Thank You!!

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  19. Love the watercolor on black. It is such a different look and so pretty.

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  20. Gorgeous card, love the floral on black background. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This is soooooo pretty!! I just recently picked up a pack of this black watercolor paper from my local craft store and now I'm going to give it a try with my AlteNew 12 pan set of watercolors. Thank you so much for sharing this technique!

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  22. Beautiful card would never thought to use black for a wedding card buts it absolutely beautiful.

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  23. Such a beautiful card! I’m going to bust out my black watercolor card stock that I’ve been scared to use and try it out! Thanks for all the wonderful videos you post, I’ve learned so much from you!

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  24. Stunning card I need to invest in some black watercolour paper! Thanks for inspiring me

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  25. So very pretty love the colours and the stamp

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  26. Kelly your card is gorgeous! I love the black with the vibrant watercoloring! Wow!!!

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  27. So striking on the black background!

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  28. I love metallic watercolors but haven't yet tried black watercolor paper - I will definitely get some!

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  29. WOW! I am blown away by this card! Absolutely beautiful.

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  30. I've never watercolored on a dark background before. This looks awesome! I'm going to try it. I think I have everything I need :) Nice job coloring this beautiful flower.

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  31. I don’t miss a post! Inspired by your ideas!

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  32. Amazing! Love the Altanew flower stamps and your wonderful coloring!

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  33. Love the water coloring on black. Thank you for sharing the video.

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  34. Looks incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Your card is stunning! I love how the flowers look against the black background!

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  36. Kelly this great! So different from whst you usually do, I love it!

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  37. Giuliana RubinacciJuly 30, 2022 at 1:57 PM

    Great idea! Love the black card. I’ve never used a black card but I definitely will be trying it now. And the metallic watercolors are stunning!

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  38. Wow, so surprised they showed up on black paper! Love the result!!

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  39. The soft coloring on the black card is beautiful.

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  40. Amazing on black. The colors are so vibrant and the white just enhances the effect.

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  41. Really Beautiful!!! Love the watercolors on the black!!!

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  42. That black with the color. Just pops, love it and thank you for showing your technique.

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  43. Love the idea of watercoloring on black cardstock

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  44. I love that black background. Gorgeous card

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  45. Lovely design and the black card really makes it all POP!

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  46. This is totally awesome!!! Painting on black??! Wow! Never tried this!!

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  47. Kelly, you should be thrilled! This is gorgeous!

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  48. Watercoloring on black is a bold choice - I love it!

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  49. Black watercolor paper gives such a different look. You always do an amazing job

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  50. Really enjoyed watching your process on this. I can learn so much more about a technique watching someone correct things that go wrong. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Hi Kelly I have always wondered how to use my black card stock. I like the color black and have always wondered how to use. Your project is beautiful and I am going to try this out😍😍Lakshmi Deshpande

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  52. WOW! Love the black background and the gorgeous rainbow coloured flowers, Kelly. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration.

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  53. I never would have thought that a watercolor would be opaque or try it on black paper. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  54. It surprised me how the colors popped on the black ! Great technique ,,,,

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  55. Your card is so beautiful. I love colors that pop on black and those certainly pop!!

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  56. Wow, I would have never thought this would work with regular watercolors! Thank so much for the video, great for learners like me who are helped with visual and audio instructions.

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  57. Such a stunning card on this black background.

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  58. Kelly,
    The watercolor on the black background is striking! I think metallic paints would also look great on the black background, So Beautiful:)

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  59. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing what you learned about the black cardstock.

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