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1 Easy mix media art – Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

I had a lot of fun for this project, pushing myself out of the normal card making idea and instead, making a fun and easy mix media art using the new Altenew Craft-a-flower Cosmos releasing today. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I have recently started to dabble in acrylic painting and I thought why not combine the two hobbies into one piece of work with this easy mix media piece.  

I experimented with mixing mediums as I used watercolours for the for Altenew Craft-a-flower Cosmos, and these flowers just pop off the background. If you can’t wait for the CAF to arrive, you can use any of your layering dies to get the same effect. But for those steadfast card makers, why not use this piece as inspiration and turn it into a card. You can swap the acrylic paint out for your inks and great a beautiful background for the flowers to sit on!

If you’re hopping along, you should have come from Jenny Colacicco or you can always start at the beginning on the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Craft-a-flower Cosmos

The CAF Cosmos layering die will be available to buy from 02/07/2021 at 12:01 am EST.

Make sure you check out the end of the post for more details on the hop, along with your next stop!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY GUEST DESIGN WORK FOR ALTENEW - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos

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Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos

Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos - creating the background

Start of by painting a canvas board measuring 7″ by 5″ with acrylic paint. The colours used in this background are:

  • Titanium white
  • Neutral Gray 5
  • Colbalt Blue Hue
  • Light Blue Violet
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Medium Magenta
Easy Mix media art

For a smooth blend, and for quick painting, use a large flat brush. Remember to layer the colours up and ensure the paint is still wet to get a smooth blend. Next, use the Altenew Pure White Ink Spray to add ink splatters to the background.

Before all the splatters dry, add some gold embossing powder over the top to some of the splatters and heat set. 

Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos - painting the flowers

To add colour to the flowers, die-cut the Altenew Craft-a-flower Cosmos out of watercolour cardstock. Next, temporarily adhere the die-cuts to a scrap piece of card and colour these in with your Altenew Watercolour 36 pan set.  The colours used to paint the flowers are:

  • Puffy Heart
  • Purple Wine
  • Midnight Violet
  • Lavender Fields
  • Frayed Leaf
  • Forest Glades
  • Evergreen

After you have painted the flowers, layer these us with liquid adhesive following the layering guide included on the packing. Adhere these to your canvas board/ or card, with foam pads and liquid adhesive to ensure they stay put. 

Lastly, add a heat emboss saying from the Altenew Darling Rose stamp set to finish this easy mix media art off!

Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES & next stop

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/15/2021.

>>>>> Your next stop on the hop is Justine Hovey   <<<<<<

FOR MORE INSPIRATION FOLLOW ALONG THE ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: COSMOS BLOG HOP AND COMMENT ALONG THE WAY FOR YOU CHANCE TO WIN!

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Easy Mix Media art with Altenew CAF: Cosmos

Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Picket Fence Studios (PF), My Favourite Things (MFT), Tonic Studios (TS UK/US), and Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US).

**When shopping at The Little Paper Tree (LPT),  use the code TLPTVERITY to save £1 off your order**

**For 10% off at the WOW! Embossing Powder shop, use the code WOWDTVB **

All other shops are not affiliated links: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP) and WOW! UK/US (WOW UK/US).

Darling Rose - Altenew
Darling Rose – Altenew
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Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription - Altenew
Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription – Altenew
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Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos layering die - Altenew
Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos layering die – Altenew
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Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos layering die & gradient cardstock bundle- Altenew
Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos layering die & gradient cardstock bundle- Altenew
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ALT
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Gold Rich – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Watercolour 36 Pan Set - Altenew
Watercolour 36 Pan Set – Altenew
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Pure White Ink Spray - Altenew
Pure White Ink Spray – Altenew
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Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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This post was produced as part of my Guest Design work for Altenew  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Altenew to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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