Tag it Play…



I love to make fun Christmas Tags. Do you? This year I decided to play with different mediums on the same tag design. Here is an overview.


I used a mixture of Stampin Up Stamps and products and others. I played with 2 different Watercolor mediums, Copic markers and Prismacolor colored pencils.


For this one I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper. That dark at the top of the tag is because I discovered when I went to die cut the image that my masking tape had left a white strip along the top and when I tried to reactivate the sky color and draw it up it was fixed in place and adding more wouldn’t bleed down smoothly. Lesson learned. This was my first attempt at using these pencils though and I loved the was the colors looked. 


This next one was the same images also on watercolor paper only using the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers ( a fine brush tip marker filled with watercolor) Not sure about the color on the reindeer- I think his eyes get lost but I was limited on my colors.




For the next tag, I again used the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers but this time I stamped the images on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock. This turned out much better in my opinion. The color laid smoother and blended better.


Then I tried my Copic Markers on Neenah Solar White 80# (Very similar to SU Whisper White but a little heavier. this was by far my favorite of all the tags in this set that I made. I love the way the colors blended and the shading seemed to work here. 


img_2913My final tag of this set and my 2nd favorite was made using  Prismacolor pencils on Whisper White.


I cut out the tag from the silver foil cardstock by SU as a second layer that I will write my to … from… info on. I finished off all of the tags with the Silver Metallic Bakers Twine. The colors used were based on what I had and what my grandkids like. I will be using all the tags I make this year for my family gifts. This was a fun exercise. So I will be playing some more with tags before Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!


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