We used Koh-I-Noor Black Ink and our Micador For Artists Rains Watercolour Paper to create these unique and thoughtful gift tags.

You can draw your friends’ favorite animal and write your message on the other side. They’ll be blown away with this perfect touch to the present.

You will need:

  • Koh-I-Noor Drawing Ink Pot-Black, 20ml
  • Roymac Rains Watercolour Paper, DL, Pack of 50
  • Roymac Purity Brush, Kolinsky Sable
  • Micador Lotus Palette
  • Micador Stainless Steel Ruler, 30cm
  • Micador Hole Punch-Single
  • Micador Scissors
  • Micador Essential Pencils HB, FSC 100%
  • Micador 3030 Plastic Eraser
  • Box Cutter
  • Black strings

Step 1: Sketch your outline and trace with the brush

Draw the outline of the cat using pencil first, so you can erase anything that’s not perfect. Dip the brush (size 00) in the ink and trace the cat outline you have just finished. Fill the cat eyes in black and leave a small spot in the middle.

Step 2: Shade with ink

Shade in the cat’s face and body, with the black ink, using a larger size brush size.

Step 3: Mix water with the ink

Pour some water into the palette and mix it with ink to make a lighter shade of black. Use this to detail and fill the other parts of the cat’s body. Make sure the brush is not too watery and use tissues or towels to absorb some water before you draw it.

Step 4: Write your message

Use box cutter to cut out your tag want and punch a hole in the top. Use some string and attach it to your present. Now you get to see the joy on your friends face when they see your gorgeous gift tag!
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