Here we show you how to make reusable gift tags with POSCA. As you know we’re all about sustainability this Christmas. So here’s a handy hack that ensures that even your tags don’t go to waste!
Joy of POSCA
POSCA is ideal for all sorts of Christmas projects. The paint marker contains water-based pigment ink which is lightfast, water resistant and will write on almost any surface. POSCA pens are also permanent and bleed-proof on paper and card (as it absorbs into the fibres), and can be made permanent on the following:
- – Terracotta – bake at 220°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish
- – Porcelain – bake at 160°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish
- – Glass – bake at 160°C for 45 minutes then spray with clear varnish
- – Textiles – iron on reverse
- – Metal, stone, leather, plastic and wood – spray with clear varnish
This handy Christmas hack is great. You simply personalise a ceramic star, use it as a gift tag for that special someone.Then that someone can use it as a decoration for as long as they like.
Make reusable gift tags with POSCA
This is a really simple idea which requires the most basic of drawing skills.
You will need two 1M POSCAs in the colours of your choice, we like to coordinate Sky Blue with Aqua Green hues from our pastel collection.
We first wrote in our simple text – you could do a full name or some initials, it’s up to you.
We then adorned the star-shapes with simple snowflake designs. See below for a simple snowflake drawing step by step.
On one side we spelt out the full title and on the other side we drew the initials. We flipped the colours for the other side to create interest as the ‘tags’ become hanging decorations.
How to draw a snowflake
First, draw a very simple line star. Vary the length of the lines as shown.
Now you can embellish the lines with loops and v-shapes. Once you master the basic principles you can experiment.