May 24, 2014


Linked to the botanical theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday blog challenge, this tag was an experiment using tissue paper (from a sewing pattern) to unify the composition and impart a vintage color cast.

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After pasting down the leaves and butterfly, I completely covered the tag with tissue paper using Mod Podge. On some leaves, I stamped text on tissue paper pieces (Hampton Art/7 Gypsies).

I used transparent acrylic paint (except white) to bring back some of the color softened by the tissue and finished it off with a trip to the sewing machine.


  1. this is wonderful!. You really have a gift for composition and subtlety. I know in this world of "in your face" art, subtlety is a true gift. thanks for sharing your work.

  2. This is very nice! Love this composition!

  3. Such a gorgeous tag. The image and the stitching are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Great idea, great tag...I love the touch of sewing machine! Perfectly always! Best wishes from Slovenia