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Watercolor Vellum Envelope and Tag

Good morning everone! Anita here.  Today it is my turn to blog and I want to share a a fun and quick tag I made for a canvas I am working on. I used my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils on a vellum elnvelope and I was really happy with the results!


I started with an ATC sized vellum emvelope, sealed it and then cut 1" off the the end.

I used my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp an open flower image onto the vellum and hit it with my heat gun for just a second to make sure the ink was dry. I colored in the open areas with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

I blended using very little water using the #4 (yellow) Faber-Castell brush and added accents to the center with a Metallic PITT® Artist Pen. I used a Stamper's Big Brush Pen for the color along the top edge of the envelope, after using decorative scissors on it. I just ran the side of the brush along the cut edge - cute, yes?

For my tag inside my pocket, I used my black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp my sentiment, added a paper accent and some twine, tied some seam binding and once again used an accent color Stamper's Big Brush Pen to go around the outside edge for more color.

Here is the finished pocket with tag. As you can see it is a small part of a larger project. I will be teaching a Technique Workshop using Faber-Castell products and we will be making the wonderful canvas you can see a little bit of here. LOVE these products - so many things you can do with them!

The Color Dot System makes coordinating colors so easy. All of my color choices were from the blue dot set and everything matches beautifully. If you haven't tried the Mix & Match system yet, what are you waiting for?

Faber-Castelle® products used:

Stamper's Big Brush Pens, Black, Cobalt Blue #143Cobalt Turquoise #153

Metallic PITT® Artist Pen, Metallic Blue #292

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, #153 & #154

Other products:

ATC Envelope: Oriental Tracing Company, Stamps: Maya Road and other, Tag: Ranger, Twine: The Twinery, Paper: Graphic 45, Seam Binding: Craft supply,

AnitaAnita is a SAHM whose kids have flown the nest. She is currently driving her husband crazy redecorating the house and hoping to get her first flock of chickens this spring. She keeps busy doing freelance design work for a variety of manufacturers and teaching at the local  scrapbook store.


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Beautiful, I love playing with vellum! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Holly Woodcock

what a gorgeous tag!

Anita A

I love this. Great inspiration!

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