Hi there! Today I want to share a project that was super fun and easy to make. I just picked my favorite bright Gelatos® and the rest was just pure fun. Let's get started!
I decided to start with some watercolor tags. I think this is a great way to experiment, and if you mess it up there's always the other side, or just toss it and start over on another tag. No 12*12 papers wasted!
I went with 3 color combos-
Lemon & Bubblegum Gelatos®
Snow cone & Lavender Gelatos®
And last but definitely not least, Margarita Mix & Metallic Mint Gelatos®. I love the bright green they make when mixed!
I love these combinations and I love the new colors I get when I mix them.
Next step is to simply apply them on your watercolor tags. If you don't have watercolor paper, I would suggest priming your paper with Gesso.
This is how it looks before adding water, and this is the after-
Now for some texture! I used some stencils and added Whipped Spackle-
I used some packaging and the same Gelatos® to add some more color, you can see exactly how I did that in the video at the end of this tutorial.
And how about some color coordinated embellishments? I used a black stamper's big brush pen to stamp some flowers and colored them with Gelatos® and the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.
In this photo you can also see some fabric flowers, also great for altering, but they don't make it to the final layout. This time.
And now it's time to bring it all together. I used black Chalkboard paint and a circle stencil to create a background for my layout before I added the tags. Then it was just adhering everything in place and adding my embellishments! Here's a tip for adding embellishment, visualize an imaginary line across your layout or project, diagonal, vertical or horizontal, and place your embellishments roughly around that line. I went here with a diagonal from the bottom left to the top right. This leads the viewer's eye across the page and to the focal point, the photo. For my finishing touches I used some embellishments from an older Amy Tangerine collection that went great with the colors of my design.
Here's the finished project and some close ups -
Here's the video-
Bubble Gum, Lavender - Red (#770156)
Margarita Mix, Snow Cone- Tropical (#770162)
Metallic Mint- Metallic Gelatos Color & Clear Stamp (#770155)
Lemon- Yellow (#770157)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black (#770012)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils-
#104, #156, #162 - Art GRIP Aquarelles GREEN (#770112)
#119, #123, #136 - Art GRIP Aquarelles RED (#770110)
Other products- Prima watercolor tags, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection, Altenew tamp set (Whimsical Flowers).
Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and I'll be back next month with another new project!
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