These are the completed tags. A very simple series of steps. This is what I used:
Select one of your tags and a stencil. Lay the stencil over your tag. Select a light colour acrylic paint from your stash. Either use a blending tool as I did or some craft foam to pounce your paint colour through the stencil completely or partly over your tag.
Although I didn't do this, you can continue to layer more stencils over your tag to create more interesting backgrounds.
A few more tags using different colours:
The final step is to flick some water over the completed, inked, tags. This just adds to the distressed look. From this...
A very simple technique but the first of several 'resist' techniques, so more to follow. Hope you are inspired to have a go. Until next time!