Friday, May 12, 2017

Watercolor Tags with Brushos and STAMPlorations

Hi my dear crafty friends!

I want to give you step by step instructions for these two watercolor tags. I used one of my Brusho backgrounds. I love to play with these awesome powders.

1. Create a background with Brusho powders. I alternate in adding water with a spray bottle and Brusho pigments until I am happy.

2. I have a homemade tag stencil with which I can choose where to cut my tags from.

3. I ended up with these two backgrounds:

4. To add some texture to them I use the ARTplorations stencils "Nestled Circles", "Square Links" and "Tribal Swirl". Instead of adding any color through the stencils, I only add water with a spray bottle.

5. Remove the stencil and let the color react with the water. Dab it off with a paper towel. You'll end up with some pretty ghosting textures.

 6. My background is not done yet. I add some splatters for more interest.

7. Now it's time to stamp the main images and the titles. I use black pigment ink together with the "Small Birds" and the " Large Hummingbird" stamp set.

8. The sentiments are from the "Font Expressions" and "Follow your Arrow" sets.

 9. Finally I color the images. I use Pastel Pencils for the first one...

... and colored pencils for the second.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!
xx Susanne.

Products from STAMPlorations:
Small Birds - The Bee's Knees
Large Hummingbird
Font Expressions 2
Follow Your Arrow

Products from ARTplorations:
Nestled Circles
Square Links
Tribal Swirl


  1. Absolutely stunning both of them. So have to learn to relax and try this. Amazing look.

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