Thursday, February 20, 2014

Watercolored Tags

Happy Thursday! It's only one day away from the weekend. How excited am I? (I shouldn't complain, I love my job, but still...) We are still surrounded by snow, but the temps are going up to the 50s today. I can already feel my mood lifting. I heard birds chirping the other morning and my heart just sang!

So, today, I have a little set of tags that I made using some stamps, clear embossing powder and Gelatos. I love those little sticks of color. In case you don't know what they are you can see them here at Emma's Paperie.




 
 
I began by using regular shipping tags from Staples. I pulled out my stamps, some clear embossing powder, the Gelatos, and some enamel dots and shaped paper clips. Fort this tag, I stamped my stamp repeatedly onto the card and embossed it with the clear  embossing powder. Then, I took my gelatos, and lightly colored over the stamps. Finally, I took my waterbrush (but you can use a regular paint brush and water) and washed over the gelato color, blending it together. I added the stitching when it dried.

This next tag was super easy. I took a small heart stamp and repeatedly stamped it as a border. Then, I took my wet brush and rubbed it onto the Gelato stick to get the color and simply painted it right onto the heart. Again, I stitched and embellished when it was dry.
 On this tag, I wanted to create an ombre effect. So I stamped, embossed and added color using several shades of pink, as I had on the first tag. As I painted with my water brush, I blended the colors together.


There are lots of tutorials using Gelatos on the Faber Castell Blog. I plan on visiting it often!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day. :)
 
 

5 comments:

Romy said...

Your tags are so beautiful and sweet. I just love what you did with the watercolors.

Dara Lynn said...

Super cute tags!!! These really caught my eye! :)

robinann17 said...

I just started using Gelatos and I love them also! It's so fun to play with blending colors. Your tags are beautiful and fun! Love the addition of the stitching!

Petti said...

Very pretty!

Charlene said...

Such cute tags!! I love the added stitching!