Tag It Thursday #8

Today’s tag is going to be quite different than my usual tags. It is not mixed media and will be done solely with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Liquid Watercolors. I am also not using my standard #8 manilla tag. Instead I traced my usual tag onto 140 lb Canson watercolor paper, cut the tag out and then punched a hole in the top.

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Here is the selection of colors I will be using from Dr. Ph. Martin’s Liquid Watercolor set: Gamboge, Brilliant Cad Red, Deep Red Rose, and Pthalo Green.

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To begin with I put down some clear water using a #8 round watercolor brush. Then I put some drops of the yellow, orange and red colors into the water splotches.

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Then I used my #8 brush to blend and shape the colors into poppies. Next I took the green paint and applied the stems and leaves by directly drawing them onto dry paper with the dropper applicator.

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Because the poppies are still wet the green paint bled into them a little, but I love the effect! I initially planned to do more to this tag, but I really love the simplicity of it as it is. So here is a picture of the final tag. Let me know what you think.

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