Howdy! A blessed Sunday to you. I have to say the beginning of the month when Tim posts his new tag for the month is always something I look forward to. His techniques always inspire me to create. Tim's September tag used the alcohol inks and yupo paper for one of the techniques.
I am happiest when I am stamping. I love mixing the stamped images together and creating a blend of stamps together into a cohesive design.
I started with a patina background on the tag.
I admit I ended up not using this tag in my finished project as I wanted to get close to the colors on my stamped background. I will save this one for another project. I love how the patina looks and could have created many of these backgrounds in different colors.
Next I tried about 3 failed attempts with the alcohol ink backgrounds. I was trying to mix colors and they were beautiful but not cohesive to give a strong imprint and I also tried a few stamps that weren't solid enough in the image to translate well on the resist.
I finally settled on an alcohol ink background with a mix of slate, eggplant, and mushroom.
I then tried on several scraps to use the blending ink with the stencil to get the numbers/words. The blending alcohol will bleed and I didn't like how I was applying it so I decided to sponge on the same archival ink through the stencil and was very happy with the crispness of the letters.
Another tip: The Yupo paper is so wonderful that I was able to flip over one of my failures and use the reverse side for my card. I also had another failure with the resist which I was able to just ink over again with alcohol inks and start again. Like a magic eraser!
I was having so much fun stamping with the resist that I decided to create another stamped collage.
Have a lovely Sunday!
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