Cute & Easy Christmas Tags

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ITEMS:

  • 365™: Winter Collection – Fuyu , Ho Ho Ho & Hikari
  • Watercolor paper: cut down to 3/4″ x 4″ strips
  • Ink pads: Green, Red, Blue, Black
  • Watercolors: Prang Oval-16 by Dixon
  • Paint brushes: Royal & Langnickel 3/0, Artist Loft: round 4
  • Twine

PREP WORK:
Initially I cut a sheet of 4″ x 6″ watercolor paper into strips of 3/4″ x 4″. You get about 8 strips.


 

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“For My Little Helper”

  1. Paint circles in various sizes using a small round brush ( I used the Artist Loft 4). Wait for it to fully dry.
  2. For hole punching and getting that smaller size I used the Crop-A-Dile II on the 1/8 setting.
  3. Then I used the ‘color in’ stamp of the elf in a light green (StazOn: Cactus Green). For those who are very particular about ink staining your clear acrylic stamps I would avoid using this ink pad. I love the color and the staining doesn’t bother me, I just make sure I clean them after  so that the color does not transfer for future use.
  4. After stamping the ‘colored in’ portion I use the outline of the elf to stamp over it. Viola! Cute little elf!
  5. For the brush lettering I used the Royal & Langnickel, which is my favorite brush for watercolor lettering.
  6. String in the twine and then you are finished!

 

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