Colourful Inksplash Gift Tags DIY February 13, 2018 00:00
Here's a quick DIY I did when I was tidying up after a Brush Lettering workshop. We use a ton of lovely colourful inks, and gorgeous water colour paper, so this is a great way to use up left over materials: Here we go:
You will need:
- Our gift tag printable on thin plain paper (Download it here)
- Watercolour paper
- Three coloured inks
- painbrush with a pointed end (you get one like for free in our Brush Lettering workshops)
- masking tape
- you might need a little kitchen paper
Roughly cut out the templates - but don't cut right up to the line
Stick the template on the watercolour paper and then cut through both layers of paper
Punch a hole in the top of the tag
Paint patches of clean water onto the gift tag
When the water is still very wet, dip the tip of your brush in a colour, then dip just the tip of the inky brush into the water and watch it spread
Repeat with more colours. If you put too much colour in, you can dab a little water away with kitchen paper.
Leave them to dry. If the paper curls up, lay a piece of kitchen paper over it and iron it on a medium heat with NO steam. Add your ribbons, and you're done!