Creating Colorful Unique Tags with Watercolor Brush Marker Refills (+Video Tutorial)

by Nathalie

Hi there!

Nathalie here to show you how you can create colorful unique tags with Watercolor Brush Marker Refills. Today we are going to mass produce dip dyed tags that you can customize for any occasion. Dip dyeing is an easy technique that will help you create one-of-a-kind projects while having lots of fun. This is a great project to create with your kids, and it requires  just a few essentials.


These tags are easy to create. First, you will need to cut your tags from Altenew's Watercolor 9×12 Paper Pad using Terrific Tags Die Set. Next, we need to create our color solution using water and Watercolor Brush Marker Refills; you will need a highly pigmented solution to color the tags. Finally, have plenty of paper towels and patience on hand.

To create the coloring solution, you need approximately 0.25 cups of water in a wide mouth open bowl. Here, you will add just a few drops of the Watercolor refills. The key to the process is to dip your tags into the coloring solution, and then setting the tag to dry on the side. Depending on the look you want to achieve on the tag, you can saturate the tag with coloring solution, or create an ombre effect/patterns by repeating the dipping process a few times. Allow for drying time between each dip of the tags in the color solution.  This will help to define the lines of color that will create the unique patterns on your tags.

You can decorate your tags to fit any occasion. I have created a small video of the dip dying process; you can watch it here, or in HD at Altenew's YouTube Channel:

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I hope this inspires your next paper crafting project!!







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1 comment

Patricia Wilson December 19, 2020 - 5:39 pm

These tags were so pretty and a totally different technique to produce them. I loved it. You seemed like you enjoyed creating them and had fun doing so. Can you come to my house and do all my writing for me?


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