June 20, 2014


This is the fifth tag made in my Civil War series and there are lots of layers here. I fiddled with this one quite a bit but the good thing about collage is--if something doesn't work, you can just cover it up with something else!

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The first layer (now almost invisible) is book paper cut in strips with washi tape along some edges.

It wasn't working so I covered everything with plain tissue paper and deli wrap stamped with acrylic paint. To lighten it up and unify the colors, I applied Picket Fence distress stain all over and used Broken China and Vintage Photo distress inks here and there.

I added the mirror, lady, and text, applied Tim's tissue tape on the top and left edge, sanded some edges to expose the first layer of washi tape and used Walnut Stain distress ink along the edges for framing.

I'm linking it to Simon's Monday blog challenge where the theme is anything goes.


  1. always a joy to see what you come up with! love the scale of the lady against the script background.

  2. This caught my eye right away. So pretty! I love the soft colors. So many amazing layers! Thank you for sharing your tag with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  3. Such a beautiful tag! Love the colours, images, and background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. You continue to amaze! I absolutely love how the background colors pop and fade into the background. It's really stunning and I've never seen anything quite like it. You have such a great eye and do such unique things with each and every piece. I really am impressed with how this one turned out. I also look forward to the carefully-chosen sentiments you include in your artwork. Your pieces always tell a story and I look forward to the thoughtful messages and images that you incorporate. You are a rare artist and truly an original, which is so utterly inspiring!

  5. This tells such a story - the scale of the woman next to that giant mirror, and how she's sitting so still in contemplation - I love it.
    Alison x

  6. Such a beautiful tag. Love the color scheme and the images are just awesome. :)