Monday, August 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Leaves Gift Tags & Tutorial

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this Thanksgiving themed project.
These are some of the tags created for my Thanksgiving table favors this  year.


These can be tied to treats, wine, baked goods and more.  They can also be used as a bookmark.


A closer look at the tag.  Each are a little different because of the watercolor and accents.


As a wine tag.  The tags are great to have on hand for wine gifts.

 

The watercolor process for these tags:
1. Use lightest color first, then dry.
2. Add a darker layer, then dry.
3.  Add an accent color, then dry.
4.  With the watercolors you used, tap the wet brush to make the splatters, then dry.
5.  Add white splatters and glitter glue to the leaves to accent even more, then dry.


Link Ups:


4CC #312 ~ Leaves

Tag You're It Challenge #54 (Inspiration from the orange and red flower colors.)

Supplies:  Stamps from Unity Kit of the Month 8/2016 Open Your Soul, Sakura Koi watercolors, glitter glue, brushes, Canson watercolor paper, MFT and My Creative Time dies.

Have a lovely day.

15 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! What ink did you use to stamp the leaves?

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    1. Thank you. :) My go to ink pad for stamping and then watercolor painting is Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black. :)

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    2. Thank you for the quick reply. There are so many ink choices, it makes my head spin, lol. Your color scheme reminds me of one of my favorite paper lines, Indian Summer by Basic Grey.

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  2. Fabulous tags! I love your colors too!

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  3. Wowzers - those tags are fabulous!!! Such wonderful coloring and those splatters.....swoon worthy!

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  4. Gorgeous tag's. I love the colors of the leaves that you did. Simply wonderful creations. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Leaves Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  5. Beautiful tags, I love the fall colors. Thank you for sharing them at Tag You're It!

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  6. I love the water colors and I learned from reading the "how to's" of coloring it!The leaves are so cute for fall! I love the whole gift tag idea!Thank you for sharing with us!

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  7. Wow, your tags are just beautiful. I love how you created the vibrant colors with you watercolor palette! Perfect! thanks for sharing at Tag You're it!

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  8. Beautiful tags - you made it look easy - I wish I could pull this off! So beautiful Gaylynn! What white do you use for the spatter? Is it the watercolor white?

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    1. Jeanne, I used the white included with the Sakura Koi watercolor set. The key is to wait for the other layers to dry completely before the white is added, otherwise is blends in too much. And thanks so much. :)

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  9. I vote for wine tags!!! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge, can't wait for fall.

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  10. Wowie, do I love these!!! Great watercolor goodness, and your colors blew me away! Gorgeous tags! And a big thanks for playing along at TYI!

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Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn