January 15, 2015


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An ink-resist technique was attempted to create the background for this tag which I later altered for better effect.

I stamped a piece of watercolor paper cut to the shape of a tag with archival ink. I brushed on tempera paint to resist the space in between the squares. Distress stains were used for tint then I washed off the tempera.

While the paint did resist the ink, I decided I wanted the spaces in between the squares black so I filled them in with a fountain pen.

I found an image that, thanks to the photographer, was easy to alter to fit this tag. Now the girls are smiling about more than just a game of Peek-A-Boo.

I'm linking to the Monday blog challenge at SSS where this week's theme is Inky Background.

Stamp credit: #8346 by Dawn Houser for Inkadinkado


  1. Love your beautiful tag! The background and the image is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Although I am still not sure what is stamped and how, I love it. Wish I could have seen a couple step outs for this one.. it is divine miss bee.

  3. What a fantastic composition! I love how you often write about starting in one direction, only to wind up in a different place. I really liked your addition of black lines between the grid. And the expressions on both the lady and the girl are priceless! As usual, your piece tells such a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it!

  4. I love this tag! It is beautiful with color and composition!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Gaby xo

  5. This is wonderful and as always, your work is just so beautiful and so detailed ~ I love it! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!