12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 – Day 11 With Lisa Spangler

Welcome to day 11 of our 12 Tags of Christmas!

Lisa is here today with a holiday tag inspired by her favorite Christmas Carol, White Christmas!

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Hi there and welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas! I’m so glad you’re here!

Today’s theme is White Christmas, and I have a tag to share inspired by the sisters in the White Christmas movie. This movie is such a classic! Bing Crosby gets me every time and I still get a bit teary watching it. So I had to use the Voices in My Head set to create one of the sisters – just had to be done!

I thought it would be the perfect day to talk about white watercolor. Full confession: white watercolor had me so confused for the longest time! I didn’t quite know what to do with it. Watch this quick tip video for the scoop plus a dreamy technique:


  • Mix white watercolor with ANY other color to get a pastel version – such a simple way to get more from your supplies.
  • White watercolor is opaque , so you’ll want to heat emboss your stamped images so they stay sharp. My fave way to do this is to use a black pigment ink like VersaFine onyx black and then heat emboss it with clear powder.
  • For best results, splatter white watercolor while the paper is still wet and has a sheen to it. If the paper is too wet the effect isn’t as pronounced. If the paper is too dry you’ll get sharper splatters – which can also look like snow!

Here are the colors highlighted in the video:

  • Chinese white: you can get similar shades of colors mixing other paints with titanium white, however, Chinese white will blossom easily when dropped in – and those beautiful blossoms are what gives that frosty look!
  • Quinacridone coral: this is a warm red that I love to use on flowers, but it also makes a great Christmas red.
  • Phthalo green (blue shade): mix this with white for a minty green – shown here on the holly.
  • Quinacridone rose: this cool pink mixes with white to give a beautiful blush that’s perfect for cheeks.

May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white!

Lisa isn’t the only one dreaming of a White Christmas! Check out more tags by clicking the links below…

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  • Reply Surekha Galagoda December 11, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Dear Lisa
    thank you for the inspiration. Love the girl with pink cheeks and the bun adorned with holly leaves and a berry. May you and your family be blessed always

  • Reply Linda BL. December 11, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Love the tag, especially the top part with the snowflakes. Thank you for the tips on using the white watercolor.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss December 11, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Super cute!!!

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 11, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Love your gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing your techniques for using white watercolor…

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 11, 2019 at 6:57 am

    This is my favorite tag yet! I love that little lady with her bun!

  • Reply Beverly G. December 11, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Wonderful tag, she is dreaming of that white Christmas. Thanks for sharing your talent and knowledge, so helpful! So adorable that she dreams in pink!

  • Reply maureenkmorton December 11, 2019 at 7:22 am

    It is always good to see Lisa – she is so full of tips and tricks – and talent!!! I’ve loved her style for years and appreciate this cool inspiration. Thanks!

  • Reply melissaf123 December 11, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Pretty tag, love the snowy speech/thinking bubble out of the pretty water colored paper! Your beautiful water colored background is so perfect for the sketchy style of the voices in my head gal. Thanks for sharing the water coloring tips using white paint. I especially love the minty green you made with the Pthalo green!

  • Reply cmayne December 11, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Beautiful tag that fits White Christmas perfectly! Love it!

  • Reply Lagene December 11, 2019 at 8:26 am

    WOW what a beautiful background!! Thanks for the video about using white watercolor, very informative!

  • Reply Sharon Gulliksons December 11, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I like the barely there woman. This is really cute. And her bright cheeks look adorable.

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Darling tag! Love the girl and the pretty snowflakes!

  • Reply Pai December 11, 2019 at 9:01 am

    what a fun design !

  • Reply Jeannie F December 11, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Super cute tag! Thanks for the watercolor tips.

  • Reply Greta H December 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Absolutely wonderful tag!

  • Reply Mary Holshouser December 11, 2019 at 10:08 am

    The little face is a surprise.
    Fun idea. thanks for sharing

  • Reply Tami B December 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I love the snowflakes against the red background.

  • Reply Julia Aston December 11, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Love your face image and pink behind the snowflakes – a wonderful White Christmas tag!

  • Reply Karthikha Uday December 11, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Fabulous background and love the face image! Awesome tag! 🙂

  • Reply DebbieT December 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Darling Tag..thanks for the water color tips.

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 11, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    What a pretty tag- love the background! Thank you for the video with all the great watercolor tips and techniques!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Such a cool tag, Lisa! I love the warm color you used for the background, with the white paint adding the “frost.” Thanks for sharing! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 11, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Hola, Lisa! Awesome tag, as always. So pretty. I love to watercolor. =) Feliz Navidad from your friend, Marisela in San Antonio.

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I love how the speech bubble is full of snowflakes and the sentiment.

  • Reply Janet Durbin December 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely tag, I think this lady is going to a party! 🙂

  • Reply SmilynStef December 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    love those fun paint colors

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Pretty tag! It has such a pretty snowflake background.

  • Reply Carla Hundley December 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for the tip about
    adding white and your
    tag is fun! Darling girl.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Wendi J December 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Beautiful snowflake speech bubble topper.

  • Reply karenajo December 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the great watercolor tips. Your tag is so very pretty and it does conjure up thoughts of a ‘White Christmas’ ! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Karen B Walker December 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Cute tag; thanks for the watercolor info!

  • Reply ionabunny December 12, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Love the pink behind the snowflakes. Fun tag. Hugz

  • Reply Susan T December 12, 2019 at 6:27 am

    thank you for the lesson on mixing watercolors. I love the effect that you got by splattering.

  • Reply Sue W. December 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Enjoyed your tips using Chinese white. How cool that it looks like crystals when added over a damp color! Super fun tag!

  • Reply Ruth A Gauss December 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Super fun design!!! I love how you interpreted this song! Thanks so much for sharing this technique for the blossoming paint! I really want to give that a try on a snowy background!!!

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 12, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, I like this,what a terrific tag!!

  • Reply Renee Milner December 13, 2019 at 4:32 am

    This is a wonderful tag! Thanks for the video too– I never thought about getting white waterco!or but need to bc it looks so pretty in the fun background you made.

  • Reply Katie Brooks December 13, 2019 at 7:26 am

    So clever, love it!

  • Reply Larissa Heskett December 13, 2019 at 7:41 am

    LOVE this SWEET Tag!! The Glitter Reinforcement is such a SWEET touch!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  • Reply Gina Love December 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Ok, I really adore this tag! 😍 and I would love to try that technique with the ink.

  • Reply Robyn Ikemoto December 13, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for the great watercolor tips! I like the colors used. The white watercolor effect looks really cool!

  • Reply lizbechtel69 December 13, 2019 at 11:26 am

    What a fun tag and using the ‘voices in my head’ set to dream about snow is a great idea! I also really like your tips on the white watercolor. I am hoping to get into the watercolor pool more this coming year. It is one of my goals so I have bookmarked this page to refer back to once I get all my Christmas items completed. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Reply Bunny Tuchman December 13, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I like this tag because it is different.
    Love the watercolor detail as well.

  • Reply mypaperepiphany December 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    So unique and beautiful! I love the pink background!

  • Reply Larissa December 14, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Very cute! I never use white water color, hmmm…. Food for thought! Thank yo so much for sharing!

  • Reply FeM December 14, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome tag. Thanks for the tips on using white paint.

  • Reply Cyndee Daugherty December 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I am a little surprised by this design, fresh and unique looking.

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Interesting tips about white watercolor. Love the girl on the tag. Cute!

  • Reply Sue D December 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I like your dreaming girl tag.

  • Reply Stephanie Zilmer December 15, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Lovely background on your tag and super fun stamped girl 🙂

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