Today I decided to see what it would be like to watercolour through a
stencil…. This is part of the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop so you should have arrived here from VICKY’s wonderful Blog!
Colouring a stencil, how hard can it be? right! Well this is the Mega Bloom Stencil from Altenew and it totally packs a punch on any card design it’s pretty much a whole background and such a beautiful flower.
You can watch the process in the video below, but I did colour it with the Artists’ Watercolors on some Watercolor Paper.
The sentiment is the Fancy Hello Die,
with a sub sentiment from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! And Kathy from The Daily Marker is also giving away a goodie bag (woth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 5/9/2020.
And to celebrate Altenew have some Special Offers check out the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle at 40%off!
Now Let’s Hop!
Altenew Card Blog
Therese Calvird ——– You are Here
May Sukyong Park
Nenette S. Madero
This is also part of the 16th 30 Day Colouring Challenge with Kathy Racoonsin, and let me say, that we can all use a little bit of colouring in our lives at the moment, for me in particular I find it a great distraction and helps me to unwind, so thank you Kathy! So hopefully you too can find a little time to colour and share on social media using th hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day
From here you are hopping along to LYDIA’s fabulous Blog! I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head to Altenew. Please Stay safe, Hugs
Other Supplies: Artists’ Watercolor – Sea Shore / Cool Summer Night / Pure White / Rainforest / Tropical Forest / Green Meadows.
Affiliate links are used
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Watercolor Paper Pad
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Mega Blooms Stencil
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Hello and Hugs
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Fancy Hello Die
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Artists Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Mini Score Board
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Multi Medium Matte
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141 thoughts on “Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!”
This is beautiful!
Therese, this was a great video and card! I like how you put the lightheartnedness in right away with how you felt you overworked that one leaf portion! That was funny and the way it turned out; was just great. I think you might have been over critical of yourself there… . The other funny moment I enjoyed, was when you said, “that spray in your stash was at least 110 yrs old!” Hahahahhaha that cracked me up!
Great card as always! Love your humor and stay safe! You are the coolest nurse I know! Cheers!
what a fabulous card, I have often wondered about water coloring through a stencil, and now I’m going to give it a go
Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
Such a beautiful card Therese. It looks so fresh and delicate. Off to watch the video❤️
Wow! You watercolored that flower beautifully! I love the soft colors!
Therese, this is beautiful! I love that you shared how to watercolour using a stencil!
I think it came our very well. I’ll have to try that with stencils.
Who could have imagined you would get such a beautiful image with water colors and a stencil? Gorgeous.
Gorgeous watercolor! You make it look so easy! I’ve not seen this technique before!
Definitely getting this stencil. Your catd is gorgeous. Love the size.
Oh my gosh – I am so excited. I’ve only just ordered this stencil from AlteNew and received an email this morning telling me it has been delivered to my home (I’m at work – one of those essential businesses). So I can hardly wait to get home tonight to try this out!!! Thank you so much!
Hello, great tutorial. Your right it’s only paper and a stencil. Just try. Thank you for sharing your talents.
I like the look of this. Would like to give it a try. Going to watch the video now.
The soft colors are so pretty! Love how you did this with a stencil! I so enjoy your videos! Thank you.
Lol, Therese – another amazing and delightful video – thank you. Oh, and your card – STUNNING! I didn’t realize your were so adept at exaggerating either, LMHO (110 years)..
hahaha I know right!
Beautiful as always, you make me want to pull out my stencils and play. Thank you for the inspiration.
Gorgeous use of watercolor.
I’d say watercoloring thru a stencil works very well here. Stunningly in fact. The card is lovely!
Oh I love your card design with the beautiful bloom and just a touch of green. Fantastic!
this is SO very lovely, Therese!
WOW! What a gorgeous background! I love this card!
Your idea to paint through a stencil was worth it…beautiful. TFS
So soft and beautiful I love this!
So soft and beautiful i love this card!
Therese, thank you for the great idea- I haven’t tried watercolor with stencil yet. Your work is beautiful, I hope to come close to your example!
I have just recently gotten into watercoloring. Very beautiful card!
This is just beautiful, Therese!! I also have some 110 year old adhesive spray! Nice to know I’m not alone. I also had some 110 year old liquid adhesive that didn’t hold up as well. I’m talkin’ hockey puck in a bottle. LOL
Oh yes, I think I’ve got the same liquid adhesive here too lol.
Nice look for the stencil. Great video showing the coloring. I like the added details.
So dreamy a flower with the black Hello which pops off the paper! Stunning
So beautiful! I love the soft colors you have used. Makes the flower look so delicate, and dreamy!
WOW! That is soooo MEGA. Love it and the beautiful soft color you chose to use.
i did not think this was possible – thank you
Beautiful card, I love how you chose a soft color for a large flower.
Therese, this card is so soft and dreamy!!
What an INCREDIBLE and Ahhhh-MAZING card project!! Never thought to try to water color with a stencil…I LOVE the effect!
I love the softness of this card. This technique is amazing!
Gorgeous! Lovely! Great light blue shades. I am always impressed by your creativity. Thank you.
I’ve never tried that technique before (the stencil). Thank you for the inspiration. Your work is so lovely!
Thank you! This is an incredible way to water color with stencils.
So pretty! And fun to watch your video! Never thought to watercolor with a stencil, but you showed it can be done! Thank you so much. I also enjoy your sense of humor.
Stunning card. Can’t wait to try watercoloring thru a stencil. I have Pixie Spray! Can I send you some?
hahaha you are so sweet! I am sure that it will be back in stock this year some time, and til then I can use the one that I have, but thank you very much Marilyn. Hope you have a fab crafty day, Stay safe! Therese
Better get my stencils out. So very nice.
That is a very beautiful flower!! I love the colors you chose!
I love your commentary, Therese!
Thank you for making this card and video! This is exactly what I was looking for. I bought this stencil and wasn’t 100% sure how to color it, but you’ve helped, so thanks 🙂
What a great idea to paint through a stencil.
Gorgeous- this turned out beautifully!
Great look you got with the stencil and the colors you chose….different. Never would’ve thought to try that so TY!
Beautiful! I’d never think to watercolor through a stencil, but now it’s on my list to try!
I would love to have some of your talent. Practice………..I know. And, the right watercolors.
Another beautiful watercoloured card Therese. Love the soft blue tones and wow to the colours on the leaves. That hello die is a stunner. Hope you get to enjoy this long week end with our easing of restrictions. Stay safe.
Such a pretty and simple card. Great technique!
Your blue water colored mega flower is incredible!
Loved your card, beautiful! I have never used watercolors with a stencil, only blending with acrylics or inks; and like watching your video for instructions. Thanks 🙏 for sharing your talents.
Fabulous card, I thought you did a great job on the leaves!
Ah! I LOVE the soft blue! Perfect “background” for the die! I LOVE your technique!
That looked like fun and I loved the result. Gorgeous colours too.
Wow!! Love the soft colors!!! Gorgeous!!
This is so pretty, Therese. You’ve inspired me to give painting through a stencil a try!
Absolutely beautiful. The palest of blues design this flower with a white outline and black letters make this card perfect.
beautiful card, another idea for a stencil!
Your work is gorgeous, you make it look so easy. Love this idea. Thanks for always inspiring and sharing!
Such a wonderful way to create a card. Stencils are so versatile and quite inexpensive. Love the large image.
This is so pretty. I can’t believe you called yourself a beginner. My attempts never look this good.
Wow! This is gorgeous, I love the soft colors and thank you for the video. I have to try this now.
Wow…I would never have guessed you were still learning 🙂 The stencil idea is great. It would be fun to try this some time. Beautiful!!
Another stunning creation!!!
Wow!!! Stunning card!!! I don’t have a pan set, but I just got a marker set and can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for the video and your inspiration.
The blue flower looks so so pretty! LOVING the look. So soft.
Beautifully soft and pretty!
I watched your video this afternoon and I loved watching the process of you creating this beautiful card.
Therese, lovely card, as soon as I saw this I was like I want to see how is it made and tadaa there is already a video that you’ve shared.. Thank you so much.. ❤️
The flower looks lovely. I too have some old products in my stash; but they’re only about 100 years old,
Oh my I’m so loving this and I didn’t know you could use stencils with watercolors. Love learning new techniques and Thank You for sharing your talent with us. You would never know you’re a beginner had you not told us so.
Oh my! you are Brave but as you said you had nothing to lose! I had visions of a running mess (cause that is what I would have!) however you have a secret spray. Pixie spray? I’m not famililar must look for it.
Therese – this is a vision in blue! And watercoloring through a stencil – that’s a creative genius! It worked beautifully! I love the softness of it and yes! Pixie Spray is a must have! TFS!
I love your card! It’s never dawned on me to watercolor through a stencil – but what you did makes me want to try. Your video was a lot of fun – I’ve got to find more from you now! Thank you so much!
You might want to grab a cuppa, there are quite a videos there lol. Thanks so much Rebecca!
Love the card & the video! I enjoyed them so much I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I apologize if there are 2 comments from me – don’t think first one posted (user error most likely 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Really beautiful card!
Gorgeous, Therese! I must give watercolouring with a stencil a go! Keep an eye out my friend! Thanks for inspiration. Take care! 🙂
I’m definitely going to try this, beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
Therese – another beautiful card and a great video. I love watching you work and your confirmation as you move through your project – Is it going to work, it just a piece of paper, etc.?. I’m sure a majority of us work like that, I know I am. Nothing beats a failure but a try! You are the paper warrior. Thank you for being the pioneer. Love your work!
Love your card!
Gorgeous card using the Mega Bloom Stencil! All your worries about your adhesive spray were for nothing!
What a delicate flower!! Love it
Beautiful card love your technique tyfs
You are brave to try and watercolor through a stencil. And successful!
This is so beautiful Therese!
WOW you’ve got skills. Such an impressive card. So lovely.
As beautifully soft-spoken as you are. I love the simplistic beauty and your art, always.
You have inspired me to try your technique. I have that stencil and will definitely try to water color it. Your card is beautiful.
I love this stencil, such a great design!! Your technique is fabulous, I LOVE that color!!
Did you have to spray the back of the stencil with some kind of spray adhesive so the paint would not leak??? Whatever you did — stunning.
Hi Kimberly, Yes I did spray the back of the stencil with a ‘very old’ bottle of adhesive spray that says it is ‘repositionable’ if you let it dry before you lay it down…. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work but mostly it seemed to hold (unless I added too much water). I am going to try Thermoweb’s Pixie Spray (when I can get my hands on it in Australia lol). Hope you have a lovely day, Stay safe, Therese
Lovely pastels colors pleasing to the eye.
Love this card and the technique you used.
Hi Therese 🙂 You’re so funny! One hundred and ten year old adhesive spray…LOL Your card on the other hand is gorgeous…love that huge stamp and that color! I’ve thought about watercoloring through stencils but haven’t done it yet because I don’t have any “one hundred and ten year old adhesive spray” or anything newer either 😉 Thanks for the chuckle and inspiration 🙂
Beautiful card! I love that softly coloured, but huge flower and that fancy black die cut sentiment looks gorgeous against it!
So pretty, love the coloring through the stencil and the pretty soft teal color is beautiful.
Pretty card! Watercoloring with a stencil is something I had never thought of – now I need to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
i so enjoy watching your videos. You make me smile. I loved how your card turned out. I would never have tried to watercolor with a stencil. Nope. Now I will. And then think of you. Thanks. Staying home, reading, crafting, blog hopping and staying safe. You all take care.
Love how the blue flower pops off the page.
This is beautiful and thank you! You always make me smile with your wonderful sense of humor! Oh! I had some 110 year old masking fluid for watercolor and you can imagine what that was like! Lol! 🙂
Gorgeous! I might have to invest in some of these larger stencils.
What a great idea and such a beautiful result!
Very nice work!
Therese- how beautiful this turned out! I would have never thought of water coloring thru a stencil and this was perfect! I so appreciated hearing your resourcefulness with age-old adhesive, the periodic doubts , and c’est la vie attitude toward whatever you ended up with, the therapy of the process being the key. Thank you so much!
I would never think of watercoloring on a stencil, but you make it look easy, Therese! Another really gorgeous card…thank you so much for showing us how it’s done 🙂
Your card with this blue flower is so precious! I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win!
Simply beautiful, Therese … dreamy, elegant, gorgeous! I don’t use stencils much (don’t have many) … and never thought of watercolouring through them … though seeing how you created this lovely may well have me trying … merci mille fois! Hugs, Anita 🙂
SWOON!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Therese!! I LOVE the Soft Colors!! THANKS for sharing the Video and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I love the look of this Therese! You say you are a beginner water colourist but you do it beautifully. (unlike someone else I know…) lol
This card is super pretty!! Love the simple design and the colors! 🙂
Beautiful…and thank you for the video.
Thanks for sharing this simple yet beautiful card!
That card is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never watercolored through a stencil, but I’m definitely going to try it. I was finally able to get my hands on some Pixie Spray but I haven’t tried it yet. This will be a good test for it.
So pretty! I really want to give this a try!
This is sooo pretty! I have never even though of watercolouring a stencil before. But I don’t think I have any removable adhesive spray either! But it turned out beautifully. And I don’t think it needed any metalic paint. And those leaves are perfectly placed, and compliment the stencil so well.
FYI – Compared to most you are an expert watercolour!
Beautiful stencil design and watercoloring! Pretty card!
This looks like great fun. Must go look for my stencils.
I enjoyed seeing your process your card is gorgeous.
Loved that tutorial…such a soft and elegant card!!
Another technique for me to try with hopes of it turning out as pretty as yours.
Such a beautiful card!!! I am loving your blue watercoloring, so soft and pretty
Love your soft blue and idea of using a stencil!
I loved your video, I could so relate to what you were saying. I am practicing my watercolor too, and I can’t wait to try it with a stencil. Thank you so much for sharing, I love your card!
I need to go through my stencils to see if I have something that would work to watercolor. Your flower looks fabulous, Therese.
Lovely, peaceful, calming, gorgeous…so many words to describe this stunning card! The tranquil colors, the beautiful flower…it all adds up to another amazing card! 🌸🦋🌷
Oh Therese, this is so inspiring! I never would have dared watercoloring through a stencil, but now I will give it a try (without pixie spray or substitute). Thank you so much for this gorgeous card and inspiration. All the very best to you and yours.
I’m glad you did this video as I’ve thought about watercolouring through a stencil but thought it would end up a blurred mess. This is a gorgeous result, so will probably try it.