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Adorn Your Holiday Packages with Watercolor

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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7 Videos (11m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Making Color Swatch Tags

    • Making Round Tags

    • Creating Tag Collections

    • Making Gradient Swatch Tags

    • On Your Own


About This Class

Do you have a growing collection of watercolor test swatches and experiments but don't know what to do with them?

In this quick class I share some inspiration for creating gift tags for your holiday packages. Using your painting scraps and a few simple tools you can create beautiful, unique adornments that show your love of watercolor.

These tags are also a great way to spruce up your packages if you have a handmade business. Collections of handmade watercolor tags make great gifts, too.

Please note, this is not a painting class, but the paintings that you'll be using to create your own tags require very little skill or effort. I give a few suggestions and ideas throughout the class and share glimpses from one of my other classes to help explain a couple techniques.

Music in the Introduction video: 

Noel by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

Music in the On Your Own video: 

Happy Little Elves by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (





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Anne Butera

watercolor artist, pattern designer

For a long time I denied my identity as an artist, but in 2010 I decided to reclaim it.

Regaining my creativity didn't quite work out as I had planned. In truth, on my first attempt at leaping for my dreams I fell flat on my face. That experience, though painful, has put me on what I call a Mission of Beauty and Joy.


Today I work as a watercolor artist.

I strive to create something each day and am passionate about encouraging you to embrace your crea...

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