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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I just loved this class!! There are so many SIMPLE and FUN ideas that anyone will feel so happy to be painting projects that are satisfying and genuinely beautiful. You are fabulous Anne!! Thank you!!! Keep your classes coming!!!
Very nice, thank you
Fun easy inspiration for tags. I feel inspired to use for other purposes too. I've done something similar with Heart punch, though my punch is much smaller. It's fun to make a bunch to have on hand for whatever purpose.....a card insert, little gifts for a gathering, placecards, so many uses.





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 am an artist who strives to creates something each day and encourages you to embrace your creativity, too.

My paintings have been exhibited across the country and collected around the world. My art has been featured in magazines and in the spring of 2016 I released my first fabric collection. If I hadn't taken that first leap none of this would have been possible.

You, too, are creative. You, too, are surrounded by beauty, living in a world filled with joy. Claim that joy. Pay attention to the little things, listen to whispers of magic coming from nature and the garden, reconnect to the part of you that believes in giant strawberries.

Do something creative each day.

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