October 25, 2018

Few Passed Them


Here's a post about the way I used Plain Collage Paper (Ideaology) to create a mirror image of a stamp and how to reduce transparency by painting on the back side.

I'm linking up to Simon's Monday challenge--this week's theme is Halloween.

The background is made from various paper scraps tinted with Distress inks and the gate (yes, I know it's upside down) is a die-cut from Tim Holtz called Gothic Gate.

The house and skull are stamp images from a 2016 set called Mini Halloween 5 and the kids are a classic called Photo Studio (Tim Holtz).

I used some words from Ideaology Clippings Stickers and tinted a tiny diamond with red alcohol ink.

As you can see, the house is single-sided but I wanted to create something a little different.



So I stamped the image on Plain Collage Paper then turned it over and stamped the image again on the backside to create a mirror image. They were trimmed and pasted together to create the larger house.


The family was also stamped on the Plain Collage Paper but I painted the backside with off-white paint to reduce the transparency to make sure the facial features didn't get lost. Once the image was pasted down, I used inks to lightly tint it.



I really like the properties of this collage paper and plan to stock-up in case it's discontinued as I have been using it a lot!

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag and you certainly packed a lot in and quite a few techniques to -TBH I wouldn't have noticed about the gates or if I had would have thought it was intentional-love your vintage stamps
    Carol x

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  2. Fabulous and eerily spooky! So perfect for Halloween! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and instructions; I want to try something using the plain collage paper; it seems like it could be so perfect in so many different ways.

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  3. Wonderful tag, thanks for sharing the way you've made it, I like a lot the gate it's perfect in that way. Hugs.

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  4. Fun and creepy at the same time! Love that big moon. Fabulous ink blending! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Halloween/Spooky Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :) 

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  5. Amazing as always! I agree with Cheiron, big moon is fabulous and the whole design is perfect and so creepy! It's always a pleasure to see your art on Simon says stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbara

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  6. Love this fantastic tag! All the details and the whole design are awesome. :)

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  7. Fantastic tag! Great idea to mirror the stamped image, and I like the gate upside down. It just adds to the wonderful design.I must file that idea away! Hugs!

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