Add ‘Spring’ to your next event/occasion with these easy name tags!
With the warmer temperatures, increased hours of sunshine and the beautiful crisp air outside, it’s impossible to not think of Spring. Today I’ll be showing you an easy tutorial on how to create spring name tags. Given the arrival of Spring and all of the Spring activities that come along with it, such as birthdays, dinner parties, bridal showers, and even tea parties, I thought this would be a fun tutorial. Read along to see how you can join in on the fun!
- Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
- Fiskar Portable Paper Trimmer
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Pentel Water Brush Pen
- Tombow Mono Pencil
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (I used the soft tip)
- Tombow Mono Eraser
- Washi Tape (I used the Tombow washi tape provided in one of their VIP boxes)
- Scrap pieces of paper
- You will want to use good quality paper that will not damage your Tombow dual brush pens but can also withstand water. I highly recommend the Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
- You can use this concept to make name tags for all type of occasions!
- Use the same steps outlined but change up the name tags shape. Try a rectangle or even circle shaped name tags.
Step 1: Cut The Paper
Cut a piece of 9 x 12 inch of Strathmore Mixed Media paper into half, lengthwise, using the Fiskars portable paper trimmer. Take each piece and fold in half lengthwise again. This will give you two name tags to work with.
Step 2: Washi Tape Border
Take your washi tape and create a border around each name tag. You can make the border as thick as you would like. I took this opportunity to use the washi tape to secure the name tag to a scrap piece of paper. This held my name tag into place and the scrap piece of paper will also act as a shield for any watercolour spills.
Step 3: Watercolour Background
Select those Tombow dual brush pens that closely align with the colour palette you have in mind. For this project, I choose light, pastel spring-like colours. Using a combination of the colours picked, apply the colour onto the name tag. This is where you can be creative and create some really neat backgrounds. Try alternating colours diagonally, creating an ombre design or even just blocks of colour.
Once you are happy with placing the colour onto the name tag, take the Pentel water brush pen and apply water to the colour. Be sure to blend the colours together as this is where the true magic happens! Let the watercolour dry completely. When it is dry, you can remove the washi tape. Revealed will be a beautiful white border!
Step 4: Letter
Using the Tombow Mono Drawing pencil, sketch the name you would like on each name tag. I always like to sketch my lettering first in pencil. It allows me to adjust my lettering first before completing the process with ink.
I hope you try this Spring name tag project! They make for a great addition to your decor for your seasonal table set up or at your next gathering.
If you try this project, I would love to see what you come up with. Tag me in your creations! I am interested to see all of the creative ways in which you create your Spring name tags!
What is your favourite thing about Spring?
- I’ve been trying to enjoy drinking teas more often lately. It helps with my coffee spending!
- Season 5 of Jane The Virgin premiers next week! Who’s just as excited as I am?
- I’ve been loving the Breathable by Orly nail polish in Kiss Me, I’m Kind! It’s the perfect nude shade and such a low maintenance polish.
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