By: Shelly Kim of @lettersbyshells It’s time to create some colorful, fun napkin tags! These are perfect for any Spring-themed occasion including table setting decor. Today, we will be exploring different techniques and illustrations from painting leaf patterns to drawing carrots and so much more!
Colorful Cardstock Paper for the backing (optional)
Print Your Napkin Tag Templates
Using the napkin tag template, print and cut the tags on watercolor, mixed media, or cardstock paper. Optional: Using another sheet of cardstock (preferably a fun/colorful sheet to create contrast), create and cut some tags a little larger than the ones from the template. This will be the backing of the tag.
Project 1: Leaf Pattern Napkin Tags
Step 1: Color Your Ceramic Dish
Draw a few strokes on the ceramic dish using the Mildliner Highlighters or Mildliner Brush Pens. Feel free to choose any colors. I’m using the colors Green and Teal here in the Mildliner Highlighters.
Step 2: Add Water to Create Watercolor Paint
Dip your paintbrush in water and then start blending the colors on the ceramic dish.
Step 3: Create a Leaf Stem
Paint a light upstroke using your paintbrush to create the stem for the leaves
Step 4: Add A Leaf Design
To create the leaves, paint a teardrop/almond shape starting at the top of the stem upwards and along the side of the stem from right to left or vice versa.
Step 5: Paint More Leaves
Start painting a few more leaves in different directions/angles to create a fun all-over leaf pattern.
Step 6: Fill the Negative Space
Yay, just keep painting! Paint a few more leaves to fill the negative space.