Fun with Viva Las VegaStamps, Tags, and Watercolor

I like to try new techniques using large shipping tags. I plan to art journal one day, but for now, I find the size and shape of shipping tags perfect for stamping, painting, and creating a small “canvas” that takes dampness without warping. Like my first try with watercolor below. I stamped the fun Viva Las VegaStamps “Steampunk Beaked Thingie”, and then watercolored a scene for him to live in.robotchickenfull, helmar vlvs

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Next, I watercolored a “rainbow ramp,” and then stamped the whimsical “Wheelie Monocle Face”
I also stamped a VLVS sentiment, and popped it up a bit, using Helmar Zap Dots, which added great dimension.
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Finally, I created an “ocean” using a tag gently dragged through different colors of blue/aqua mist. With the left over mist, I covered a paintbrush, and flicked it on the upper part of the tag, and outlined a few of the “droplets” with a fineliner.
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I stamped a gorgeous VLVS anchor and added 2 colors of embossing powder, and colored it quirky pink. After fussy cutting it, I added it to the page using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots for the perfect amount “pop up.”
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Thanks for stopping by today. Next time you want to give a technique a try, use an economical shipping tag and the “lift” of dimension with Helmar Zap and Scrap Dots!
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One Comment on “Fun with Viva Las VegaStamps, Tags, and Watercolor”

  1. Chipper says:

    I love the anchor one!


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