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I can certainly relate to the sentiment on this month's 12 Tags of 2014 by Tim Holtz which is, "out of limitations comes creativity." Perhaps that's another way of saying, "necessity is the mother of invention." All I know is I seldom have the products to make an identical tag so I have to improvise and that often gives birth to a whole new level of creativity.
I did use watercolor paper, his bubble stencil and distress inks for the background and enjoyed this relief printing technique.
The butterflies were made using a handmade stamp on book paper and sewing machine stitching provided the accents.
I know I'll use this technique again with other stencils and I think the key is to use good, smooth, heavy watercolor paper.