November 18, 2016

12 Tags for Christmas - February

Monoprinting (a great way to get more mileage out of stencils) and embossed texture paste were the techniques presented in Tim's February tag--here's my Christmas version.

I stayed true to the monoprinting but....

The stencil image (a doily) just didn't develop like I wanted it to so I placed the stencil back over the printing and used paint through the stencil's negative shapes in the traditional fashion.

Without the special texture paste that Tim used, I had to improvise. But I came up with an alternative that yielded a new stencil in the process.

I stamped text on Yupo and cut out the letters to make a stencil then used brown-tinted paste medium covered with glitter.

I've said it before--Yupo makes great stencils (cuts like butter, is durable and easy to clean) and now I have a stencil I can use for future projects.

I love the Santa image from Tim's 2016 Christmastime Ephemera Pack (wish there was more than one) and framed it with tiny dots of Ranger's Liquid Pearls.

Stencil credit: The Crafter's Workshop (Mini Tatting), Stamp credits: Stamper's Anonymous (Christmas Words) and Inkadinkado (Christmas Silhouettes)


  1. Love, love, love! This series is so exciting :-)

  2. I just love the idea of remaking the year's tags as Christmas beauties! Another fabulous creation.

  3. Beautiful work miss bee...that hand done beading ALWAYS is my favorite part. Such a steady hand to be able to do this technique(and a lot of patience).

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words! Had to come over and look on your work - and love your style! Admiring the whole composition, I also adore the details like the tiny tiny dots framing it. Oh, and thanks for the great tip about the use of Yupo!

  5. As always miss bee i Love your work This is one of my favourite! love every single detail! thanks so much for your kind words about my December daily, means a lot for me! Barbara