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Sunday, 28 June 2009

What a palaver....

Challenge at Tuesday Taggers was 'Stamp it', so I thought I would try out some fancy stamping.... well pride goes before a fall they say. I made up a tag (it doesn't have to be a tag by the way, I'm just liking tags at the mo) and covered it with old book papers and gesso, inked up lightly and then used three stamps with clear embossing powder to create a resist. After inking it up a bit more I ironed off the embossing powder, repeating the process several times to remove every last bit to give a good surface for stamping. The tag looked great at this stage and I then took four stamps and stamped them onto the tag using masks to give a layered effect. But it didn't work very well, the impressions weren't clear (remainders of embossing powder resisting the ink I expect)and there wasn't enough contrast between anything meaning that none of the images popped. So I stamped two of the images again onto card and collaged them, and added a few extra swirls on the borders.



Using inks and pens I tried to deepen the colours, distressed it a bit, but the whole thing didn't come together until I stuck two bits of ochre coloured string and a bit of old dried grass on it. Finally it was halfway decent!! I think it might also be a bit hot for stamping, the ink is drying on the stamp before you can get it down. That's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it hee hee.

Still missing my mojo....sigh.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE JUNE GIVE AWAY........ ENDS 30TH JUNE.......

10 comments:

melody said...

WOWZA ~ gorgeous tag chickie! and lovin all the techniques ~ beautifully done

and i took a peek into your blog ~ love your style ~ so inspiring..and whoa...a girl after my own heart ~ i dig those buttons dolls! makes me wanna do another one!

hope it's alright if i add you to my blog list so i can come back to visit ya

Nikki said...

Your tag still looks fantastic despite the heat :)
Nikki

jo-in-oz said...

Wow Cindy that's an absolutely gorgeous tag, it all came together in the end! Make the most of the heat, it'll probably be raining in a day or two!! Thanks for joining TT again. Jo x

Clarky J said...

Ooooh Cindy a gorgeous tag - love all the techniques you have used - I find it happens quite often to me that the project doesnt look quite right until I find the finishing touch amazing contrast to the project once you do. Thanks for joining in TT this week xx

katy said...

Beautiful work Cindy...i think your mojo's good :) Thank you for playing at TT, love Katy x

Genie said...

looks good to me
have a great week

Michelle said...

That's a great tag Cindy and well done you for all those different techniques, the finished result is brilliant. Thanks for playing out at TT this week
x Michelle

Robin said...

Beautiful tag Cindy...I wouldn't say that your mojo has gone anywhere! You have a beautiful blog and your creations are just gorgeous:)

Take Care - Robin

Carolands said...

Never give up is what I say! You got there in the end and I agree with everyone else, great tag xx

Sian said...

LOL, looks like it turned out great in the end!

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