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DIY Watercolor and Ribbon Gift Tags

teacher avatar Chris Carter, artist, illustrator and explorer

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      5:27
    • 2. Watercolor Brush and Blow Technique

      3:59
    • 3. Watercolor Splatter Technique

      6:06
    • 4. Tying a Three-Dimensional Bow

      8:13
    • 5. Tying a Flat Bow

      3:30
    • 6. Painting More Tags Variations

      5:11
    • 7. Tearing Your Tags

      4:29
    • 8. Adding Ribbon to Gift Tag

      3:57
    • 9. Combining Ribbon Techniques

      5:52
    • 10. Three-Dimensional Bow Technique Review

      5:13
    • 11. Weaving Ribbon Through Gift Tag

      10:18
    • 12. Another Way to Fasten Tag to Gift

      2:14
    • 13. Impulse Creativity

      6:05
    • 14. Conclusion

      2:09
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In this class you'll learn how to add watercolor and ribbons to paper scraps and create your own beautiful gift tags using three different watercolor techniques, two different techniques to tie bows and a variety of methods to add creative flare to your tags.

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Chris Carter

artist, illustrator and explorer

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Welcome to Skillshare. I'm Chris Carter.

I love exploring the world with pen and brush whether it be by land, sea or air! Here on Skillshare, in tiny bites, I present tips and techniques I've learned over a lifetime of sketching, drawing and painting. My classes are designed with two purposes in mind: to present tips and techniques that help you learn new skills and master current skills; and as quick reference for those of you who have attended one of my live workshops.

I create large, abstract watercolors and oil paintings in my studio.  When traveling, which I do for more than half the year, I work realistically, mostly in sketchbooks.  I sketch from reality daily to keep my eye, hand and brain coordination well-honed.See full profile

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1. Introduction: Welcome to another one of my classes on skill share. I'm Chris Carter. I know this is a very different class from my other classes here on skill share. And I thought as I was preparing packages sent off to my kids, I thought it might be very useful to you because each year, especially around the holidays, but really throughout the year, if I go to a party and present a gift to someone, I'm asked if I have a business to wrap other people's presence for them. And I don't I don't it's just something that I loved to do and I have enough things on my plate that I don't need to take on gift wrapping business. What I like to do anyway, as you know from my other classes, rather than do things for you or teach you exactly step by step by step so that you end up with the exact same product that I'm showing you. I like to teach you skills. I like to teach you how to do what I do. How to tie this boat, had a tie this bot so that you can do it on your own. And you can creative. You can invent your own bows and your own ways of wrapping ribbon around paper or punching holes in weaving through. Use your imagination and, and in my classes I teach you how to head in one direction that you think is the right direction. But then if something else strikes you, like, what if I add this yellow ribbon, which was not my plan, but it's so much better. I like to teach you how to awaken your creative forces and the skills that will allow you to look at any situation and say, Well, I know how to do that. What if I tried that with this or this with that? So this is another one of those classes where I'm teaching uses skills. And you're going to end up with some marvelous things. This will also loosen you up a little bit when it comes to water color. You know, if you're afraid of splattering it or blowing at it to get these great marks. What a great way to make something that you can use. And get used to seeing what watercolor will do when you play with it. And when you make something that maybe you don't like very much, you can use a hole punch like with different shapes. Punch out these wonderful shapes, and then glue them down on the paper. So I'll show you about those things too. And this class, I'm going to be teaching you how to make gorgeous give tags such as this. And this. And this are all you need is some cloth ribbon. I use Hannah silk ribbon. It's extremely delicate, but it's absolutely beautiful. You can however, use most kinds of cloth. Ribbon should be no problem at all. In fact, I've even used paver. This is a handmade paper of some sort that's cut into ribbons, strips. And I've used all kinds of different ribbons to do this. You know, you can do ribbon like this and just take whatever you have and play with it. What is fabulous about some of these techniques of making give tags is that you can decorate notecards beautifully and then pack them away in a suitcase. You can put them flat like this. And by doing one of the beause that I'll teach you how to do. The bow doesn't get crushed at all. You can sandwich it together and then leave these beautiful gifts for people who are hosting you and your friends that you stay with. You can also easily ship them places without the Bose getting ruined. This is a great idea to, for packaging. So if you make your own soap and you wanna give it as a gift, why not make it just beautiful? You'll be using three techniques. You'll be using a brush technique, a blow technique, and the splatter technique with the watercolor. And then I will teach you how to tie a gorgeous bow that's fluffy and three-dimensional. And you'll also learn how to do these flat bows. And you'll learn a combination of the flat bow and the three-dimensional bot. All you'll need is watercolour paper. And you can just use scrap watercolor paper if you want. You'll need some watercolor. You'll need a brush. Only need one brush. You'll need your mouth. You might want to use a tooth brush for the splatter. And you'll need some ribbon. The other thing you'll need is sharp scissors. So let's get started. I hope you enjoy the class. 2. Watercolor Brush and Blow Technique: There are three painting techniques that I use when I make my gift tax. I use the brush, this bladder, and the blow. I'll begin by showing you the brush. This is just a messy palette that I have going. And I'll use up some of the colors in here. Doesn't really matter. It's just a matter of playing and seeing what happens. I worked fairly wet because I like to add different pigments and I need to have enough of a puddle going that I can blow at it. Now, I will go right along the edge of the paper. And I love how the colors will bleed. I can transition from one color to the next. You can either go all the way around or not. And I don't mind little gaps like that. Adds variety to it. Now the blowing see this puddle. I'm just going to blow at it. There you go. Now if you want to soften that edge a little pit, take some clean water. I'm drawing the brush off. There. I've softened that edge. I did four things. Painted around the edge, moving back and forth between my blue and my cool, I used the ultramarine blue and a cool red. And I got some nice Violet's in here and toned, read down a little bit. Then I had enough puddle that I blew at this spreaded out there. Then I with clean water, I damp and my brush and I moved in to the paint. I moved from where there was no paint to the edge of the paints so that it bled this way. And to soften this edge, I dampened the brush again in Clean Water. Took a little bit of the water out with a paper towel, and then carefully from the white area, moved over this way to pick up some of that pigment. And that softened it into the point. So that is the brush and blow technique with a little bit of graduated washes in there and combined pigments. Now I'll show you the splatter. 3. Watercolor Splatter Technique: I'll often use a toothbrush for the splat and just aim it at the paper. There you go. You've splattered. And you can leave it just like that. Or you can do a little edge painting after you've splattered. And you can go just right along the edge to very, very subtle. Say the edge. This is a nice turquoise. That's fun to say I'm just caressing the edge. Now I could leave that just like that. Or I'm pulling the brush this way, which deposits more paint on the front side. I'll do a little bit of that here. I'm gonna make sure to put your fingers in places where you don't have paint. Alright? There's another one. You can also splatter with the brush. But more erratic. Have fun is that. And in addition to this flattering, you can flick, alright? This, you have to make sure that you don't have anything around to get it flicked onto ready. So you need a pretty soft, can't have a stiff brush for it. A mop brushes best, but then it really goes all over. Let's try this. Alright, there it is. So you have brush which is growing along the edge. So I'll do that again for you. Where you can go just along the edge or you can paint a thin line on the surface. You don't have to blow out if you don't want to. If you want, you can just leave it like that. So that's the brush technique. It can also do the blow technique from a place not on the edge. That works too. That's another one. I'm running out of scraps here. Alright, I'm also gonna show you blowing in two directions. So those are the techniques 345 and all sorts of techniques, but basically three, the brush, the blow, and the splatter. And then you mix those up in different ways. And you get all kinds of things and don't forget that you can mix pigments. All right. Can we get a nice green with yellow, play around with it? And this might be one that you end up not liking because of the shape. And that's where you punt shapes out of it using little punch. This is the star punch. This one I, I punched out the stars and then I glued the stars onto another tag. Possibilities are limitless. Now as this is drawing a c, I want to blow that out that direction. And maybe this will free you up a little bit in playing with your watercolors so that you start using these techniques on your paintings. And, and then you just, you know, you see what happens. You never know where it's gonna go until you start it with this one. I was going to leave it yellow, but I splattered smother colors. It was too close. So what can I do there? I'll do some blow. Right? So much better. Go with the flow, take advantage of the opportunities, and of course, have fun. The next thing I'll do is I will show you the techniques that I use with the ribbons. 4. Tying a Three-Dimensional Bow: As I was filming, making this gift tag and even all of these with the Hannah's silk. I realized that it was very difficult to see the technique I was using to make the bows because it's very small ribbon, it's very delicate ribbon and my hands are not the most delicate in the world. I will show you the technique with the larger ribbon. This is a technique that I learned when I was 14 years old, working on Johnson's farm. And we were selling Christmas trees, Making reads, grave blankets. And they taught me how to make the holiday. Bo is for the reads and I ended up to be the main bot maker for years after that. And I have used that skill every single year throughout the year. In terms of the length of ribbon you need. If you're making a bot that's going to be about that wide, which maybe it'll be this wide. I've never really thought about it, how much ribbon I use because I just used it and pull it off of the reel. But I decided that for the class, I should probably give you an idea so that, you know, if you have enough ribbon from some scraps you have, I would say that you want to have 12 times the width of the bow. So if this is going to be, how about how big the bow is? We're gonna do 12 of those, 123456789101112. And I'm usually generous with the amount because I never know every library tying it to a gift, will I be tying it to a bottle of something? I'm not sure. So that's all something that you can adapt later. You start off leaving a bit of a tail. And the key to it is the crunch, the crunch at the thumb. So I've crunched this. I hold that down. And I make a little loop here. Okay, this is going to be the loop in the center of the bow. And I tie the whole bow together by going through this and around my loops at the end, you'll see, but this is very important part. So you want to crunch it here and hold that with your thumb. Here's my center loop. I have my tail, my center loop, and the beginning of my first fold. What I like to do is I like to make them starting small and getting bigger. And sometimes I'll do 78 loops and it will be a huge Rosetta. I'm just going to show you three loops on each side. And I'm going to start them smaller and make them bigger as I go up. Now, here again, I crunch, and the key is that I turn this. I don't do it back and forth like this. You can do that. But the magic of it is when you turn it, because that flares this out. You'll see in the end, take this whole debt that's flat and then turn it. Okay, do that again. So I'll make my bot, I'll catch all of that with my thumb. Then I grab this and I turn it. What that does is it makes that a little bit tighter. And it keeps this nice little gather going. Alright, so I'll make another loop that's the same size as this one. And I'll crunch it. Grab it with my thumb and finger, and then turn it. Then I'm going to make this loop a little bit bigger. So it's a little longer than that. I've crunched it, turn it. Another loop on this side, a little bigger than that. Crunch it. So it's crunch and turn, crunch and turn. Crunch, turn. Now my biggest loop is there. Crunch, turn, crunch, turn. And even for the last one I turn it. Alright. So I have all of this extra, which is fine. I can either leave that tail and if I want a longer tail, but I do need a piece to tie this. So I'll use a bit of this to type. Or you can always cut an extra piece to start with so that you have at hand in. You don't have to do that one handed. Now, remember my thumb speaking through, I slide this piece through this loop. I see that this flip it over. Here we are lipid over where all of these things are crunched together. I want to still hold on to that crunch, but I need to tie them together so that they stay that way. So instead of my thumb crunching it, this tie will crunch. Then you come back to the front and you arrange your bow. You can, you can cut this one shorter. You can even cut it like this if you want. And there's your boat. Now this can be tied to something. Let's pretend this filmmakers glue is a holiday gift. So you're going to take these two long ones, wrap it around the neck, bring it back around if there's enough room and tie it underneath the bot so that the tie is hidden. And there you have an absolutely beautiful gift of Elmore's washable school glue. That's the technique of tying this beautiful bow. There's another technique that I use all the time which is laying down different layers, tying it up, and then flaring them out. I used to wrap the sets of six note cards together this way and you could pack them in a suitcase face-to-face. And the Bose looked great because there was nothing to be flattened. It was already flat. So I'll show you that technique too. 6. Painting More Tags Variations: So this is a really fun way to play with the paints before I clean up the pallet. And to make use of mice crafts, and to make gifts for people. Or give tags to put on gifts that I give to people. These materials are all I need to play. I have a bottle of water, spray bottle, some brushes, a toothbrush. Let's just do one at a time. We're going to spray my paints. Not really worrying about what colors are, but I'm simply playing, going right alone the edge of the paper. And then so even that is just fine the way that it is splatter. Then I think I wanna do this edge. I'll let that dry before I put the hole in there. Oh, that's a great one. And go really pale. And there's another one. The festive, kind of boring to me. So that's a little bit like a Christmas cookie. I'm Penny, right along the edge where the paint goes into the fibers but you see it's not going into the surface. If I just paint on the edge where it gets more tricky on how to hold them in turn. Here we have the triangle. Do some polka dots, and then just shake it around. Do another mountain scene. There's another mountain scene. So we have 14 tags. Next step will be to punch a hole in them and to tie a nice piece of ribbon through. 7. Tearing Your Tags: The first thing I'm going to do is tear up a half sheet of watercolor paper. This is 300 gram or 140 pound cold press Arches watercolour paper. Fold it first in half. And here I'll use my bone folder. I like to crease it twice so that it rips nicely. And I can easily tear this just like this. And I will follow this one more time. This way. I am folding it with the grain. It's much harder to bend this way then it is this way. And you'll see the difference on the edge. And I felt that the other way. If you don't have a bong folder, you can use a Sharpie, interim Sharpie for years. I used the edge of a Sharpie and put over. I like to crease it with my hand first. Okay. So again, now if you're not going to just rip it carefully by hand, you can rip it along a straight edge. This is much safer in terms of u nought tearing the paper someplace where you don't want it to tear. You lift up and toward the center as you're ripping your lifting up the whole time. Nice clean rep, I want some rips that have a little bit more interest on the edge, so I will not be using the ruler for the rest of my tears. I did want to show you how to rip it nicely in case you're more of a Neat neck than I am. Alright, so I'm going to repeat this one more time, going this way. And I'm pulling both ends away from each other. Just we're gonna make a variety of different sizes. Now I'm going against the grain here. Maybe hard to see in the film the difference, but I can definitely feel it. Just I'm tearing it. There's one gift tag will make a square one. See how it's a little bit lumpy there. That's against the grain. This is just fabulous to do when using up scraps. I think that I'm gonna do some triangles. Couple of little ones. These are the size of the gift tags. Then I grew up with. They came in a sheep that you then pinched out. Yeah, I think I might just do a few from my more modern minded friends. That kind of suggests a mountain range. So I'm going to cut up a few more. 8. Adding Ribbon to Gift Tag: My little scraps of paper have now dried. And there were a couple that I, I didn't like very much. So I used my star punch. These little punches are great. I couldn't get the dragonfly to work very well, but the Star worked well out of the pieces of scraps and I painted that I didn't like. I made a lot of little stars. And this is where I'm going to glue them. These aren't glued down yet. I will take a little bit of Palmer's glue, glue these on, and hope that they stay. Gives it a little bit of a three-dimensional effect. Why not really spark up the package with some very fun handmade gift tax. There we go, glue the rest of these down. Even with these, I have to admit that I get very carried away and ridiculous. I tried that doesn't work at all. Of course, this totally wrong color, even though it looks good there. I don't like it With that. I spent ages figuring out where to put these and now that should be over a little bit. But that's just the way I am has to feel right in that spot behind my belly button. And if it doesn't, I just keep moving around until that's says, Okay, you got so those can be saved for another day, another time. Let's see what I can do. Now with some ribbon. I'll punch the holes in these and add ribbons. For this one, I've cut 12345 pieces of Hannah silk ribbon. I cut them on an angle like that. Two long ones, one a little bit shorter and, and then some shorter ones. I will stack these up like that. I'll flip it over so that the shortest one. The shortest one is against this ribbon. And I tried to get them about halfway in between. Then I tie this. That the reason I flipped it over as because I didn't want them not on this side. I wanted the knot on the back side will double knot that. So you're gonna do a granny or a square not doesn't matter. Then any one of these, and usually I'll take the longest one because I'm going to loop this through, tied around here, and also tie it to my package. And I usually tie the knot on the side so that it can lie flat on the package and you can use any ribbon for this. I just loved the hana silk and I've got a collection of all different colors to match my work. Okay, so this is what I'll use to tie it to the package. And the name can be here and there is a stunning tag. 9. Combining Ribbon Techniques: For this one, I've cut a few strips of turquoise, some bright orange, and then some more subdued orange. And I'm planning on doing a bot type of thing here with some hanging down and pile these on top. I don't think I'll use that one. And this time, instead of flipping it over, put this stack on with the shorter ones on the top. Because I'm going to take the bow, I'm gonna make a bone. With the hana silk. You have to be very gentle because the silk will fray a little bit. And what I do is as I'm starting to tighten, I push the pile up this way, as I gently pull it together and that way see how I end up with a nice bowl-like shape there too. So I could put it through like that. But I'm going to tie a bit of a bow. Now because I'm going to tie the bow here. I'm going to put another piece across so that it can go through the whole. I will lay this over the top there. Now I'll make my loops. Other ribbon is a bit more forgiving than the silk. It's just so beautiful. So if I have to keep pulling it in before I pull the last tightness because I only have one shot at that. And I I pulled this clear. I really take my time to look at where the ribbons are coming out so that it will sit on the packaged properly. And what I mean is that see how this is flat. I don't have a lot of things in the way. If I just flipped it over, I might have some of these other ribbons in the way, so I do take the time to sort that out first before I go ahead and tie it as I am now. And now this can be tied, this can drawn a nice wine bottle. Any number of things. You can tie piece of this ribbon around the top of the wine bottle and then tie that to the ribbon so you can make these ahead of time and have them safely laid out somewhere. You don't have to put them all on your gifts until the last minute. Now, you might want to trim these a bit, see how long this is. I'm going to trim this. You have to use very sharp scissors to trim it all the way down to there at an angle. These too, I don't want to trim their myTag holders. And I'm trimming. Notice that I'm trimming them all the same way. You don't have to. Depends on the kind of ribbon you're using. And I'm just showing you several different options. Now here I'm trimming back the opposite way back and forth because of the way that, oops, that's not angled enough. So I'll go back and angle. It's more this kind of thing that it's nice to pour a glass of wine and just relax with making your tax. Okay. So there's that month and these again are the tags where you tie it onto your gift. 10. Three-Dimensional Bow Technique Review: This is a great one to show you another technique. I punched two holes in this one, see if you can tie on your fastening ribbon first. And instead of going around this, you go through both holes. So instead of doing this last, You do it first. Now you've got a nice long string to tie onto your package. You can tie any way you want to. Lose gift a bicycle, have nice long tag and you can always make that even longer. Then you also want to go in the other direction from the back, the front. The reason for this is we're going to tie our bow on. You squish it together with a key to this is always keeping the center of the bow crunched like this. So we start off a little bit of a tab, a little loop. This is the center loop. And you can put your finger in to make the loop if you want, like that, grab it, crunch it together, and flip it over. By flipping it over, you automatically crunch it. Lipid Over, Twist it. Now this time, I'm going to make it a little bit bigger than this one. Twist it. Same thing and we're gonna make it a little bit bigger over here. Twist it. And then a little bit bigger. Not by a whole lot, but just a little bit. Twisted. Picker. Twist it. Twist it. I'm going to leave it just like that. And this was my initial loop. So I'll put my dark red ribbon through my first loop, which was the center of my bot. Flip it around, keeping hold of this center. And when it's saving, put it down. Keeping pressure on the center of the bow. Helps if you have two people, but i generally don't have another person to hold their finger there. Then you rearrange your ribbon. And I think I do like the little green to show. So here's the loop I put in from the back. We're gonna tie this onto here. And then I'll slip these two red ones because I want the green to show instead of the red. I'll slip the two red ones through the holes. So just keep changing my mind. But that's okay. How will I know how it looks if I don't try it? Beautiful and all kinds of options, I have great ribbons on the backside. I great ribbons on the front side. Leave that like that because that's too short. Here's another one. 11. Weaving Ribbon Through Gift Tag: Don't know how long Rome needed. So a kind of nice length, I believe I'm going to tie it onto the present here rather than here. That's kind of awkward. So I'll start in the middle here. I'll begin and end at the point for I'll tie it on. I punched holes all the way around halfway point. And I'll go up through there. And I'm going to go around this corner and down into there is case I'm leaving, I'm keeping this flat against the back loop along the edge. Keeping it flat. So you can either twist it or keep it flood. But I'd like to be consistent if I'm keeping it flat and keep it flat the whole way, if I twist it, twist at them away. By twisting, I mean, twisting over like that. But I'm clear. I'm keeping it flat through the middle. And I think since I started here, I'm going to leave this and then tie on some. So I'm a hanging ribbon on that end around this way. And doing the same thing on this side that I did on the other side. I'm going to use some white ribbon. Starting here for the white ribbon. Or I want to cover up these holes. I'm going to start the fight ribbon here. Go all the way around and come out the other side. And this will be my tie on. So B, what I attached to the package. I'm leaving that much detail. This gives me enough to weave all the way around back and still have some to tie. All right? And now this I'm going to leave pretty loose loose loops. So that fills up the holes. Like that. I won't pull it tight. When it gets when the hole starts to show a bit, I'm going to pull it looser. By pulling it looser, sounds like tighter but it pull it on both sides. Make sure that it stays this. I'm crossing right over to here. I'm not going into that one. And I just scoot this one down from the back. I pull it down a little bit to open up that hole so that I can feed my white ribbon through the top around from the back. This is the pit underneath. And between the two white ones. I keep pulling both so that I get at this size that I want before I pull it very tight. This is how I tie it on. Now it looks to me like I need a few more of these. So watch what I do with this. I'm going to cut long strips. So it's this long in one strip. Holding this together, this is the center point. Holding these down with my pinky putting these together and the same time, looping them through the whole this is the one that I just looped through. And we'll add this to the side. And across this over from the back. And I'm going to come up through that hole just the same way as I did before. This last time. I'm going to come through this hole. Right now what I wanna do is I want to feed this down through where my thumb is so that this part covers up all of the ins and outs of that hole. Right? This one is pretty complicated. But the result is great. It didn't cover up the whole the way that I thought it would. Then I'll show you what you can do to cover up that hole. And I'll do it with white. Turn your tag over. Loop through the white loop that you have on the back. Then both of these are going to go through this circle through that hole. And you don't want to pull it tightly. That's just holding that from being pulled through. Now, just going to type this in a double knot. Double, not just so that it's a bigger not then it really short. So there's another thing though. If it gets frazil 0s at the end, you can just trim. This is a nice one. This is what you tie around your wine bottle or around your bath salts. 12. Another Way to Fasten Tag to Gift: Take a longer piece, put it through the hole, leave about that much outside. Around the tag. Back into the hole. You have it outside here and there. You can either go in, again B to tie it off there so that now you have a nice little corner. Come up over the spot. You were already put your ribbons on top. Okay, we'll clip this down. Or you could even given a bit of an angle. And I don't cut them the same length because I want one to peek out underneath the other. And this goes around the front, covers up the NADH, gets tied in the back and then gets tied to your gift. 13. Impulse Creativity: Alright, this one, I'm gonna make a little exotic and I'm going to show you a different way to make a bow. Not sure how much on aid. I'm going to cut a long piece of this and a shorter piece of this. I start with a bit of a tail. I loop it around my thumb and twist it. Okay. This is around my thumb, hold onto it and twist it. And then I make a loop. When I get back to my thumb, I twist it around again. Another loop. Twist it. Another loop. Twist it. Another loop. Twist it, another loop. Twist it. Another loop. Okay. So I have three loops on each side. I take this one, I go through the top loop that I made okay, where my thumb is bullet through. Okay, now, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to tie this in the back. They can't really let go of it. So I grab hold of that pile of twisted bows, turn it upside down so that I can see what I'm doing. And then I tie a knot. I have to hold it with these two fingers. As I tighten this, I know this looks a little pink. Sometimes I use my teeth to Paul. And at some point you have to let go and then just pull. This loop is too big. You grab on to the end that you started with, and you make it a little smaller. Tighten that up. And I usually like to do a double naught here because I don't want this to let loose. Now if you want these to hang in the front, I think that they're a little bit to hang in there. I'm going to trim this off. That's pretty good, but I'll trim a little bit more up there. I'm thinking that I might like just that touch of yellow. I might like a little bit of yellow around there and then cut these as the tails. Let me try that. And it just, you go with the flow. Whatever inspires you along the way. I often can't tell which direction it's going until I'm already making the journey. And I just add to it are like that's so much better. I liked that so much. And I'm gonna do another one of those so that I can leave those as tails to the same thing I did before. Go around the not smoothly, making sure that these around both sides tie this part through here. When I tie the whole bow onto the tag, I want to make sure that the not is right in the middle of the circle, the whole that I've punched. I don't want it to be over there. I want it to be right where I can see it through the hole. Then if you need this to be longer, you can always run something through this loop and clip those. Keep track of which ones are your tie on and which are your front. Okay. 14. Conclusion: Now you've come to the end of this class. You learned how to rip up paper, melt that you didn't know how to rip up paper, but you learned to good use and a good reason to rip up paper. You learned a couple of different methods of brushing watercolor onto the edges of this paper. You learned how to splatter watercolor. You've learned how to blow a puddle of water color across a sheet of paper and come out with some fun results. You've learned how to combine those techniques together. And you've learned to main techniques of tying beause. You learned how to do the three-dimensional bow, and you've learned the flat technique, that's really useful. You can put it on packages and carry them with you or pack them and not worry about Bose being crushed. There's nothing worse than opening up a package and finding all the Bose just squashed flat. They look so sad that way. So these still look happy and cheerful. And you've learned how to combine these techniques and be creative on your own. And you can play with beautiful colors. You can experiment with colors, games, playing with mountain ridges and colors. See what you like. So please, please post your projects. Remember that for any new project that you post in the project area on any of my classes, you will earn an entry into that current month's contest. And the drawing for the winner is always on the first of every month at 04:00 PM live on my Instagram. So I hope to see you in another one of my classes. 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