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Watercolor Pencils – Shaker Gift Tag

Shaker Tag using Reverse Confetti Huggable stamp set and Round Top Tag die

Hello, my crafty friends! I recently purchased a new set of Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils and really wanted to try them out. I am very new to water coloring, and it is something I have wanted to practice and get better at. So, I decided to try these pencils to color the cutest little bear from Reverse Confetti’s Huggable stamp set. I stamped the image with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to practice the no-line water coloring technique.

Once I was done coloring, I used the Reverse Confetti Round Top Tag die to cut out the tag’s front and back. Then, I blended distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China over both of them. Once the ink was dry, I used the rectangle piece in the die set to cut out a window from one of the tags. I white embossed the sentiment on the top center of the tag, added acetate to the back of the window, and then layered two thin strips of foam tape around the edges to create a well. I added a mix of confetti and sequins and carefully added the other tag. To finish the tag, I added the image to the front and tied a ribbon at the top.

I have to say I had a lot of fun sitting down to color this image! I found it very relaxing! The pencils made it a bit easier for me to control where I put down color. I really love the quality and smoothness of these pencils, and I will be practicing with them more!

I hope I inspired you to try practicing some watercoloring! Thanks so much for stopping by! – Mona

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