Watercolor Tag Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

  Grab a few of your favorite ink pads and learn how to create watercolor backgrounds in this video tutorial by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Tanya Cloete.  Tanya also adds dimension to the tags by layering fussy cut images and sequins.  These whimsical tags feature our Voyage Beneath the Sea – Deluxe Collector’s Edition but we would love to see what papers you would choose.  Create along with us today, and when you are done be sure to share your work with us on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.


Watercolor Tags Featuring Voyage Beneath the Sea

By Tanya Cloete


“Hello dear G45ers!

I am happy to share my #G45Technique project, a set of Tags featuring the fabulous Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Deluxe Collector’s Edition.



I have three techniques that you will see in my video tutorial using Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Ink Pads:


1. Creating a cool watercolor background on watercolor paper.

2. Creating your own colour texture paste.

3. Adding colour to some mummy cloth.



Graphic 45 supplies used:

Voyage Beneath the Sea – Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Large Tags Kraft

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Metal Dies

Floral Background Stamps

Shades of Pink Flower Assortment 

Color Box Decades Ink Pads:

Venetian Lace, Precious Pink & Robin’s Egg




G45 Hybrid Inkpad

Graphic 45’s inks are perfect for creating aged, vintage, and distressed looks for paper crafting projects.  Raised felt pads are acid-free, non-toxic, and water-based.  Hybrid Inkpads come in 6 classic Graphic 45 colors.  Inkpads available Spring 2022.



Hope you enjoyed my tutorial.


Video Tutorial:

Watercolor Tag Tutorial by Tanya Cloete | Graphic 45


Thanks for stopping by!”









Happy Papercrafting!


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2 Responses

  1. Gorgeous tags but almost impossible to read the script on the slides in the video. Is there a homepage with the writing in darker colour?
    Best wishes

    1. Hello Birgit,

      Thank you for checking out these gorgeous watercolor tags. If you click the YouTube link you can make the video full screen from there and pause when needed. I hope this helps. Thanks again, and as always, Happy Papercrafting!

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