Y’all know that I just LOVE sharing my drawings and doodles, so when my favorite company Tombow USA reached out and asked me to teach a national online class for Michael’s (yes, THAT Michael’s) I was excited, thrilled, and beyond words! Today I had the opportunity to teach a bunch of folks How to Watercolor Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags! I am sharing some behind-the-scenes and all the files used in the class right HERE for y’all to enjoy. My Tombow and Michael’s Zoom Class is available and I am sharing the link below!
Twelve Hand-Drawn FREE Printable Holiday Tags to Watercolor
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Here’s what you need to create FREE Printable Holiday Tags:
- Tombow Watercolor Set – includes five Dual Brush Pens, Mono Drawing Pencil 4H, MONO Twin Permanent Marker, MONO Eraser, Blending Palette, and Water Brush
- MONO Drawing Pens from Tombow – 3 Pack (01, 03, 05 weights)
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils
- MONO Dust Catch Eraser from Tombow
- Strathmore Watercolor paper pad
- Paper Trimmer
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Corner Rounder Punch
- Hole Punch
- Baker’s Twine – I love this variety pack!
- Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags File – download below ⇓
Here’s how to Watercolor the Cutest Holiday Tags:
I love to use the Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad that is 5.5″ by 8.5″ cut into thirds with my paper trimmer. Sketching hand-drawn images with the MONO Drawing Pencil 4H which is a hard lead and provides a very light line that is easy to erase. I LOVE my Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker to ink in all of the images on the tags. It has a larger bullet tip and a thin fine tip which is like two pens in one! The Tombow Watercolor Set includes five Dual Brush Pens (526, 757, 885, 993, and 249), Mono Drawing Pencil 4H, MONO Twin Permanent Marker, MONO Eraser, Blending Palette, and Water Brush. It is the perfect starter set!
DIRECT BLENDING METHOD
Add color from the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Watercolor Set directly to the tags printed on watercolor paper. Blend colors with the Water Brush, applying light pressure with your finger and thumb at the barrel of the brush. This is the direct blending method.
INDIRECT BLENDING METHOD
Add more water to create a lighter washed color or add less water to create a deeper color. Use the Blending Palette from the Watercolor Set by mixing colors and then adding those mixed colors to the watercolor paper tags. This is the indirect blending method.
FINISHING THE TAGS
Use a corner rounder punch to round all four corners of the tag. Punch a hole in the top center of the tag. Cut a length of baker’s twine or ribbon and tie in a bow. Add a message with either the Dual Brush Pens or the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Download the Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags file below ⇓
Festive Hand-Drawn Tags to Print and Color for the Holidays
I hope you have enjoyed these Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags that I have shared today and that you will be inspired to get out your Tombow supplies and watercolor! My only requirement is that you have FUN! No expectations, just do something out of the box and have a good time!
Here’s a fun behind the scenes shot of my set-up for the zoom class Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags. It was already dark outside, so I had to drag ALL the lamps into my studio and prop my laptop up on several boxes! I really LOVE teaching and hope y’all had FUN! As soon as the replay video to my Tombow and Michael’s Zoom Class is available, I’ll be sharing the link here!
Get the kiddos involved and have a family coloring night. If you don’t want to jump into watercolor, then print the Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags on cardstock and get to coloring with your favorite Tombow pen, marker, or colored pencils.
Just be creative and have a good time making family memories and having FUN! Put some last-minute goodie bags together to surprise the neighbors. Sharing is caring – Pin this image for later!
Tombow and Michael’s Holiday Tag Class YouTube Link
If you enjoyed my Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags blog post then check out these other fabulous Christmas projects! Trash to treasure How to Make Recycled Tin Can Snowmen for Christmas OR Free Hand-Drawn Christmas Coloring Pages of a Poinsettias Wreath and a Gingerbread House Snow Globe OR an Easy Christmas Truck Snow Globe a 15 Minute DIY click through to see what I used for the “snow”!
Thanks for stopping by!