|Supplies: patterned paper from DCWV; watercolor paints from Angora; pen from Zig; washi tape (used for masking) from 3M/Scotch; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; puffy sticker & sequin from my stash.|
To create the stripes, I simply masked areas with washi tape. (The grid lines in the background paper made it easy to keep the tape straight.) As I painted, I let the colors run together. This always creates such a pretty effect with watercolors. I love the contrast between the crisply masked lines and the blurred, flowing paint.
This is quite a large tag. After I took these photos, I wrote a birthday greeting on the white (masked) lines, and then I taped it to my friend's birthday gift. This particular friend loves to read, so I figure she can use the tag as a bookmark in the future.
As a finishing touch, I added a bit of shine--a sky blue sequin and an indigo puffy heart. I also doodled around the borders and tied a ribbon through the hole of the tag. And now...I'm off to see what everyone else has been creating for the Summer of Color. I'm sure it will be interesting, as it is every year.