Altenew November 2022 Trailblazing Inks Release + Giveaway ($300 total in prizes!) | Dye Inks with a Brand New Look and Adjusted Formula Blog Hop.

What, hold the bus! Altenew has NEW Inks? I just had to put them to the TEST and I have 4 Techniques to share with you!

But first, this post is part of a Hop celebrating this new release from Altenew so you should have arrived here from SEEKA’s wonderful Blog.

Introducing Altenew’s innovative round ink pads! The high viscosity dye inks (slightly different from our existing dye ink) are rich and vibrant and will stamp perfectly alongside others in your collection. The modern and minimalist round ink cases feature a felt pad and were custom-designed with the user in mind. All it takes is a simple twist to open the lid and you’ll be ready for your next crafty project!

Let’s see how they work…

Technique #1 – Layered Stamping

In classic Altenew style, I decided to begin with layered stamping. I used the Build-A-Flower: Peony because it is a big bloom, I knew that would test the ink coverage over such a large area. I’m a happy girl here, it worked a treat.

Altenew - BAF Peony - Bold Sentiments (card) (1) copy

I also used the inks to brush some ‘watercolour’ strokes in the background and ‘splat’.

Altenew - BAF Peony - Bold Sentiments (card) (1) copy

Technique #2 – Watercolouring

Any water-based ink can be used for watercolouring, but I wanted to see how these new inks compared. The Blue Mountains colours were perfect for this Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea and they didn’t disappoint.

I added the ink directly to a palette and used the Round Brushes to add water and to pick up and paint the colour.

Altenew - PAF Hydrangea - Inky Bouquet (card) (1) copy

The colours stayed nice and vibrant and moved well on the Watercolor Paper.

Altenew - PAF Hydrangea - Inky Bouquet (card) (2) copy

Technique #3 – Layered Stencils

Next, I thought I would test out how the colours layered through a stencil. I used the Bitterroot Flower Layering Stencil and the Altenew Blending Brushes. I am surprised by the intensity of these colours, check out how bright these blues are!

Altenew - Bitterroot Flower - Mega Hello Die - Beautiful Lady (card) (1) copy

And the greens in the Frosted Foliage Set make my heart happy. Did you see there is a colour called Eucalyptus?

Altenew - Bitterroot Flower - Mega Hello Die - Beautiful Lady (card) (1) copy

Technique #4 – Ink Blending

Now, let’s face it, if an ink can’t hold up to blending in today’s papercrafty world then it’s not worth having. It’s become a ‘go-to’ technique in so many ways.

So, here I decided to blend the whole background in an ombre style. I used 80lb Neenah cardstock and the Large Altenew Blending Brushes. But then, I took it a step further and also blended extra cardstock and did some inking direct to paper to create the die-cut petals for my Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony.

Altenew - CAF Open Peony - Sweet Sentiments (card) (1) copy

I was surprised at how easily these colours blended, I’m wondering if there is some magic involved lol?

Altenew - CAF Open Peony - Sweet Sentiments (card) (1) copy

Giveaway Prizes
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, 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 11/19/2022 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 11/21/2022

Let’s Hop
Altenew Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Bridget Casey
Virginia Lu
Michelle Short
Terri Koszler
Seeka
Therese Calvird <——– You are Here
Mindy Eggen
Emily Midgett
Nathalie DeSousa

My thoughts on these inks so far:

Pros: Great ink coverage. Awesome vibrancy. They reacted extremely well with water for painting/splatting with little loss of colour. They also blended beautifully on Neenah cardstock.

Cons: I love the look of the cute round packaging, but I’ve never used any round ink pads before and I’m still getting used to them.

I hope you are enjoying this hop, next you are off to see some amazing creations by MINDY right HERE.  See you again real soon.  Hugs,

Also, just in case you want to do a little shopping I’ve added the links below (some of them are affiliate links which means that I will receive a small portion of the sale at no extra cost to you). I truly appreciate your support of my card adventures!

Other Supplies: Shop the NEW RELEASE INKS HERE

Affiliate links are used
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

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Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb

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Jet Black
Jet Black

ALT | AUZ
Watercolor Paper Set
Watercolor Paper Set

ALT | AUZ
BAF Peony
BAF Peony

ALT
Bold Sentiments
Bold Sentiments

ALT | SSS | AUZ
PAF Hydrangea
PAF Hydrangea

ALT | AUZ
Inky Bouquet
Inky Bouquet

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Bitterroot Flower Stencil
Bitterroot Flower Stencil

ALT | SSS | EH
Beautiful Lady
Beautiful Lady

ALT
Mega Hello
Mega Hello

ALT | SSS
CAF Open Peony
CAF Open Peony

ALT | SSS | AUZ
Sweet Sentiments Die
Sweet Sentiments Die

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Obsidian
Obsidian

ALT | SSS | AUZ
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

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Water Hyacinth
Water Hyacinth

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Alpine Aster
Alpine Aster

ALT
Crystal Violet
Crystal Violet

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Indigo Skies
Indigo Skies

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Frosted Foliage
Frosted Foliage

ALT
SIlver Sage
SIlver Sage

ALT
Jade
Jade

ALT
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus

ALT
Forest Fern
Forest Fern

ALT
Woodland Escape
Woodland Escape

ALT
Pink Sand
Pink Sand

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Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose

ALT
Toasted Mauve
Toasted Mauve

ALT
Redwood
Redwood

ALT
Yellow Ochre
Yellow Ochre

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Butternut
Butternut

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Watercolor Brushes Round
Watercolor Brushes Round

ALT | SSS | AUZ
Detailed Blending Brush
Detailed Blending Brush

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Ink Blending Tool
Ink Blending Tool

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini Blending Brush Set
Mini Blending Brush Set

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Pure White Spray
Pure White Spray

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Antique Gold Spray
Antique Gold Spray

ALT | SSS
Gel Pen
Gel Pen

ALT | SSS
Medium Palette
Medium Palette

ALT | SSS
Scissors
Scissors

SSS | AUZ | EH
Bone Folder Altenew
Bone Folder Altenew

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board

SSS | AUZ | EH
Cutting Mat
Cutting Mat

ALT | SSS
MISTI
MISTI

SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

SSS | AUZ | EH
Magnets
Magnets

OTH
Chuckie (pressure) Tool
Chuckie (pressure) Tool

OTH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior

SSS | EH
Bearly Art Glue
Bearly Art Glue

SSS | AUZ | EH
Foam Tape
Foam Tape

ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape

ALT | SSS | AUZ
1/2
1/2″ Ultra Sticky Tape

ALT | SSS | AUZ

80 thoughts on “Altenew November 2022 Trailblazing Inks Release + Giveaway ($300 total in prizes!) | Dye Inks with a Brand New Look and Adjusted Formula Blog Hop.

  1. I love the look of the new packaging, Therese and feel that they might be easier to open than some – maybe not dry out as quickly since they twist?
    These colors are gorgeous – so are your creations! I even like the blue – fancy that!
    =]

  2. Altenew never fails. These colors look so crisp and clean. That has to do with the artist. You are amazing and so are these cards!

  3. Such varied techniques. All the cards are gorgeous but I especially like the sympathy card. Soft and sweet.

  4. I love all the new colors and the packaging. Thank you for sharing all your amazing techniques. Beautiful!!!

  5. Lovely cards, and I appreciate knowing that they can be used for watercolouring as well. I also enjoy your videos and posts. Thanks

  6. Stunning as always Miss Therese! I can’t pick a favorite this time but those inks are so vibrant that it really makes them all shine! I can’t wait to use them. 😉

  7. I haven’t used Altenew inks before but judging by the results you got I will have to invest in some. I love the colour palettes you chose, so pretty!

  8. Love the cards and the new colours. Have to wait and see how the new style ink pads fit into my storage space.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  9. Really, the only inks I “currently” own are some reinkers, and TH distress & oxide inks, which I absolutely love! But I need good stamping inks, and these colors are perfect for me! I love the round containers, and that they twist closed. Less lids flopping open, and drying out because they don’t close tight. Brilliant!

  10. You showed a wonderful use of these colors. I had some questions about how some of them would work with different techniques and you answered them all. Beautiful cards. My favorite new colors are the blues. I can never be satisfied with any of the blue inks I use.

  11. Love the new inks, especially the round shape and twist on and off caps. The new color, Indigo Skies is a favorite. Loved how you used them to watercolor; stunning.

  12. Gorgeous cards. The new color palettes are so very pretty and you’ve highlighted them beautifully.

  13. Your cards are stunning, and the blues in these new dye inks are displayed SO beautifully. I’m loving all the gorgeous colors. What a FAB new product.

  14. Thank you for sharing all the blue inspiration. Loving the way Altenew coordianted the line to help us create easily.

  15. Extremely cool and awesome to do these tests! 💙💚 great way to see them used!! I love the hydrangeas and the die cut inked flowers! Beautiful!!

  16. I really like how you showed different techniques using the new inks. This was a really helpful post and your cards are so beautiful!

  17. Hi Therese, you always make the most beautiful cards. I can’t wait to try these inks. They look amazing!

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