October 15, 2014

White Orchids

daguerreotype was my inspiration for this tag which combines an image transfer and stamping over some Tim Holtz tissue paper and glazing with acrylic paints.

A fair amount of masking was required to accomplish this task and I painted behind the transfer to prevent the background from showing through the photo.

I also filled in the orchid stamp (Stampendous) with paint and couldn't have done it without my favorite paint brush, a number 0 sable. It was a pricey investment but this brush is several years old and has lasted much longer than any other tiny paint brush I have ever owned.

I'm linking to the Monday blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp where this week's theme is the letter "O" and I just have to say--the alphabet challenges are my favorite!


  1. Oh this is sooooo pretty,it reminds me of a Victorian lady sitting in a hot house with the orchids. Fab technique,love it :)

    Donna xxx

  2. Ohh wow! Love this! Sooo very pretty! Gorgeous image transfer! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. A stunning piece of art! Your masking is flawless. The colors in the background are wonderful. Great project! Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  4. Genius, genius, genius! Wow! I can see how this would've taken some serious masking focus, but the effect was worth it! And it's always a joy to see what inspires you week to week. The colors on this tag in particular make me swoon. You've done a remarkable job....again! Thanks so much for all of your support of these Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!