July 25, 2015

Ikat


i·kat  ˈēkät  /  noun

fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.


Beginning with a Distress-stained background (Tumbled Glass), I stamped damask-like patterns in Iced Spruce then drew many fine lines using gelly roll pens to imitate ikat fabric.

The girls were added via an image transfer but their faces got lost so I cut-out new ones and pasted them over the transfer.


I distressed the tag edges with a black Fude Ball pen along with some tiny stamped text and added a shadow beneath the girls with a colored pencil.

Credit for my inspiration comes from Simon's Monday blog challenge where this week's theme is the letter i.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag! Gorgeous background finish and I really like how the faces stand out. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  2. Stunning! The exotic attire is beautiful. I'm especially fond of the detail on the headpieces. GORGEOUS!
    Thank you for sharing your tag with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We love seeing what you create. ~Michelle

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  3. Pronouns and now an ode to fabric?? Wowzers! It's like "Andrea's Favorites" week here! I really love the delicate faux woven texture you created and I really dig how those gelly roll pens look against the background. Way to re-do the faces, too, because they stand out nicely. Excellent work, as always, and quite the inventive use of I.

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  4. Beautiful tag. I especially love the background too. Karen.x

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  5. Fantastic effect you got with pencils....of course i adore this tag, too!

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