Painting Gift Tags and Giveaway Winner

I am sharing these cute gift tags I painted for my kiddo’s birthday gifts this year. She is going to be so excited when she sees them! I worked late into the night painting them after she went to bed, so I didn’t really have the advantage of painting these in natural light. But that’s what LED lamps are for, right?

These are some of the tiniest stamp images in the Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram collection, so coloring them didn’t take long. It was adding the details that took a while.

I watercolored each character the same way I’ve done earlier, using distress ink reinkers. I used distress ink stamps to create the tags…basically swiped distress inks in rainbow colors on one sheet of watercolor paper, sprayed water with the Distress Sprayer, sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Then I used my tag puncher to cut out tags in two colors that complemented my painted images. I also created colorful eyelets for the tag on my gel plate and adhered them on. The sentiments were all stamped on Grafix Dura-Lar film and adhered with Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film.

I just love how each of these tiny images packs a punch! Do you have a favorite of the lot?

Giveaway Winner!

Also, if you entered a comment on my previous blog post before midnight Pacific Time on April 13, then you must be curious to see who won!

Well, here is the name I pulled out of the hat: Nadine Mortimer . Congratulations!

I will be sending you an email with a coupon code to entitle you to a $25 savings on the Colorado Craft Company website.

Specific Supplies used in this project:

Stamps from the Colorado Craft Company

Distress Ink Reinkers

Princeton Brushes

Strathmore Ready Cut Postcards

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Sharpener for super-pointy pencil tips

Magnifying Glass

Sakura Stardust Glitter Pens

Sakura Glaze Pens

Distress Sprayer

Grafix Dura-Lar film

Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film

If you’d like to have a look at my favorite watercolor supplies, including links to brushes, paper, distress ink reinkers and paint palettes, please visit my Amazon Store Front. I get a teeny-tiny commission from any sales made through these links without any extra cost to you.

Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and “discovered“ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

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