23 January 2022

VIDEO | Faux Watercolour Background

Hello there, today I have a tag to share with you using the Altenew Mini Delight Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set along with a faux watercolour background. I do like traditional watercolours, but sometimes it is easier to get ink pads out to create a faux look instead. 

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I did create a card version of this tag, which you can see over on my Instagram account here. I actually came up with the card idea first and then decided to make it in to a tag for the Altenew YouTube Channel. Usually I think of the tag designs first and then make them in to cards, so it was nice to do it the other way around this time! 

For the background, I started off by adding ink blending to a panel of watercolour paper with Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools. I used Teal Cave in the middle, followed by Persian Blue, later intensified with Sapphire and then Midnight Violet in the corners. Using the Altenew Fine Mister - Perfect Craftroom Companion, I spritzed on a liberal amount of water so that the inks blended together. 

It was dried with a heat tool and then I went back over the panel with the same inks and blended more on top. I then splattered on a few water droplets and let it sit to dry. Once dry, it was die cut using the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set. I took the Altenew Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set and stamped the flowers on to watercolour paper using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink

I coloured the image with Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then die cut out with the coordinating die. It was adhered on to the tag using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment, from the Altenew Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Setwas stamped on to black cardstock and heat embossed in white. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag. 


Here is the video showing how I made the tag:

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WOODLESS COLORING PENCILS: Stem and leaves - Shadow Creek, Grass Field, Limeade, Jet Black. Flowers - Moon Rock, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Paper Bag. 

I do really like the vibrant background with the less vibrant flower. I think it is a nice contrast. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great Sunday and a wonderful rest of the weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Stunning tag Michelle and I love how it coordinated so beautifully with the card. The blue purple blend is so so pretty and I like the technique. Not sure if I have seen that before but I will give that a go! xx


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