Watercolor Butterfly Tags // Watercolor Tutorial

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These simple, yet adorable, whimsical tags can add the perfect touch to any gift, card, envelope, or even mini album. To make this is very easy and the possibilities are as vast as your imagination! Don't be afraid to try water-coloring things that have less vibrant colors like deer or chickens. It is all about adding an especially handmade touch to your project. So let's get into it!


The first tag I made was using a regular sized manila tag. I started by stamping my butterfly stamp by Martha Stewart in my black Colorbox pigment ink. Then, I let that dry completely and get out my watercolors. My watercolor set was actually a gift, so I'm not sure of the brand. To create this effect on the butterflies, I started by using the lightest color which was a yellow color. Then I increased the darkness to layer on top of that. I wanted lighter colors on the middle and tops of the wings. So, I drew the darker color from the outside toward the middle to cause it to have a natural fade. I used my aqua brushes from Scrapbook.com to paint with.


To complete the tag, I stamped this 'friend' sentiment from a dollar stamp set by Studio G in my embossing stamp pad. Then, I used some glittery black embossing powder from American Crafts. 


This one is the same stamp and process as the one above, but I wanted to give you a view of a different color scheme. I think the blue and purple butterfly is less vibrant, more pastel, and soothing than the orange and yellow one.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I also hope that you'll give water-coloring a try! It just adds an amazing touch to any gift, card, or layout. Thanks for stopping by!

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