Hello! I just completed the Polychromatic Class at Altenew Academy and I have some cards I would like to share. Our instructor, Nina Marie Trapani, taught us about color and color combinations. The cards in this post are from lesson #4 \”Watercoloring with Similar Colors\”. I will say this monochromatic look is difficult to photograph because of the minimal contrast.
For my first card, I heat embossed the spray in white and then colored the blooms and leaves with Zig markers and a wet paint brush. I used 5 similar shades ranging from light blue to aqua to turquoise to teal. I made an A2 card base from watercolor paper and heat embossed some leaves for the background. I took the same five colors and scribbled in the leaves, sprayed with water and dried. The next round I added scribbles of color in the leaves and on the background, sprayed and dried. I repeated one more time and then added paint splatters in the same five colors. The background is subtle but really adds dimension to this monochromatic card.
I decided to create the card again but with similar colored embossing powder for a bit more definition. The Zig colors ranged from Blush for the leaves to Sugared Almond, Light Pink, Peach Pink and Dark Pink. On this card, I did not emboss the background but just scribbled color, sprayed and dried and repeated a couple of times. I finished with pink paint spatters.
Altenew Supplies Used:
Altenew Best Mom stamp and die bundle
Altenew Mini Branch stamp (for blue background)
Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder
I would love to hear which card you like best. Thanks for stopping by!