Tim has a fabulous tag this month (as always) but here in the UK we don’t have the sizzlits stamps and dies he used (hopefully next month) but that hasn’t stopped me playing with the stencil monoprint technique that he has used. In fact I played with various stencils and different types of paper to see what effects I could achieve before making my tag.
This is the background I used for my tag and the print is on smooth cartridge paper.
Canvas textured acrylic paper.
Card bought from Ally Pally in my last visit.
Oil sketching pad ……
… and the second generation stamp of the previous one on the same paper.
Bockingford watercolour paper 140 lb.
Direct to a tag.
I used the Merchantile stamp set ….. stamping several of the stamps twice, painting the image with distress inks and adhering over the stamped image on the tag.
I used the alphabet stamp for some background interest ….
covering the inked and painted bottle in glossy accents and adding a vintage pen nib,
Tim shows how to tie this lovely bow on the tag.
Tim shows all the details of how to do the techniques on his blog and I will be entering this into his monthly collection..
It's a busy week for me this week now, visiting my sister today, doing the Dylusions and journalling workshop for Country View Crafts tomorrow and then Friday morning off to the Isle of Wight Festival for the weekend, Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Kings of Leon here I come. Weather looks promising too, mind you the forecast changes every day.
Have a great week yourself and see you Friday with the new challenge starting at A Vintage Journey.
hugs Brenda xx
Beautiful tag, love how you made he background. Valerie
lovely background to the tag
Simply SUPERB, as always, Brenda - your materials and use of them it's always fascinating to watch how they convert in to the finished project - love that bow too btw
I love the choices...you look as though you had a lot of fun for this one!!!
Ein atemberaubendes Tag.
Wundervoll und genial, auch mit der schönen Schleife.
Oh wow- it's great and I love your tag so much!!!
Oh wow- it's great and I love your tag so much!!!
This is such a beautiful tag Brenda. I followed your link to see how the ribbon was done...I think I can do that! lol, will definitely give it a try after seeing it on your tag!
I keep repeating myself to everyone (lol) but this is my favourite of Tim's techniques because the results are always so beautiful, as you have proved with your samples Brenda! I love how you used the Mercantile set for your tag and your background is stunning. Love, love, love this!! Hugs, Anne xx
Oops, meant to say, hope the class goes well and give the Red Hot Chilli Peppers a wave from me too please... A x
Fabulous tag Brenda. The colours are glorious. Hugs Rita xxx
Thanks for sharing so many different substrates using the same technique, great to see your experiments!
Fantastic Tag as always. Enjoy the rest of your week/weekend:-) xxx
A fabulous tag Brenda - wonderful colours and background.
very beautifuo Brenda. You did wonderful work. Enjoy reaing aboutit. and your choices of color is awsome. Stan
I LOVE your tag Brenda - fabulous colours which go so well with those wonderful stamps. And thanks too for showing the different effects on the different papers. Great experimentation. Have fun at the workshops and enjoy the I of W festival! Jennie x
a beautiful tag Brenda! AWESOME!
Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the colors and it is so manly. Have fun this weekend.
Fabulous tag Brenda and a wonderful set of backgrounds.
Wonderful results & a lovely tag Brenda! x
Loving the layered stencils for the background, its a fantastic tag.
A great take on Tim's tag. Fantastic background colors and wonderful stamping.
You've had a great play and created fantastic backgrounds.
The colours are positively stunning and such wonderful use of the stencils - amazing tag!
I was seriously tempted to use this stencil but wasn't sure how it would work - well you just showed me how brilliantly it does work! That touch of vintage with the Mercantile set contrasts beautifully too.
Good luck with everything you have planned and I hope the festival is as fantastic as it sounds. Jenny x
All these backgrounds are fabulous, and your tag is my fav so far...lol! I ADORE it! Fab color!
Love everything about this tag Brenda, beautifully vibrant and appealing. Chris xxx
Great tag Brenda! Beautiful colours. I wanted to also THANKYOU for your visit and kind comment. Karen.x
So love how you combined all the Merchantile stamps! Fabulous inky backgrounds, Brenda! Sounds like you have a fun filled weekend ahead of you, so enjoy and hopefully the weather stays just the way you like it! Hugs!
Fabulous background, great colour combination.
Enjoy the IoW festival
FABULOUS Tag Brenda, LOVE it!!!! Hugs, Coco xx
Such gorgeous inky experiments - lovely to see the effect with all those different stencils and on all those different surfaces. Thank you for sharing all your fun and games with us. Haven't had a chance to have a play yet, but this really looks fun!
And the finished tag is an absolute stunner - wonderful stamping, and that ribbon is glorious on the top.
Beautiful tag Brenda! Love the background and all samples.
Thanks for sharing all the different backgrounds Brenda. Each one is lovely and such gorgeous colours. The finished tag is wonderful!
ful.I love your tag on the tag and all the other backgrounds you made. You are going to have fun playing with all of them.
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