One of the key trends for 2015 has been Watercolours. We will be delving into this into more detail in the near future but for now we wanted to show you this great DIY project you will all be able to try if you wre wanting to add that little extra florish to your wedding favours.
All you will need for this project are:
- Blank white gift tag templates (Available from all good craft stockists)
- watercolour Paints (As many different colours as will fit your theme)
- Kitchen towl for ink blotting
- Letter stamps
- an ink pad
- Ribbon/String of your choice (nuetral or rustic works best)
- A single holed hole-punch
Note: This tutorial instructs on how to get the tags with a white strip, if you wish to create tags without this strip simply forget using a template.
To start you will need 2 of the tags - one will be used as a template to get the straight line required at the bottom of the tag, whilst the other will be a finished tag. Decide on your bottom margin and place the template with longest straight edge width ways across your tag. Mix up your watercolours to a strong dilution and add your dominant strip starting on top of your template. To get the graduated efect simply add more water with each brush stroke to the tip of your brush before you reapply your chosen colour. Allow this to fully dry, 2-4 hrs is recommended.
Take your dry tags and decide on the personal message you wish you add. Take your letter stamps and press it down firmly in the ink pad. For the first press blot off once onto the kitchen towel then apply the second press onto the tag. This means the colour will appear faded and will compliment the washed out effect of the watercolours.
Take Your tags and add a hole using the hole punch to the top of your tag, make sure it isnt too close to the edge - otherwise they may break when it comes to the next part. With your chosen string or ribbon cut strips of approximately 15cm and knot through the hole.
And there you have it.
It really was easy wasn't it?
For a more advanced project why not check out the video below showcasing different paint techniques in combination with calligraphy script - the results are stunning!
Remember to keep an eye out for our watercolour wedding inspiration post coming to the blog soon!