Friday 14 June 2013

Technique Challenge

On 12 Months in View yesterday there was a video of a very simple Distress Ink technique.  I watched the video and then did these 4 tags.

I followed the instructions on the video for this tag and then went over the first layer of colour with one of the colours through a stencil.  Then stamped the phrase.

For this tag I stamped the colours with Distress Ink and then found several small stamps that I had and stamped with Black Archival.

With this one, I stamped the image on the tag first and then stamped it again on a piece of paper.  I cut the image out and put it on top of the stamped image on the tag before putting the colour onto the tag.

With this tag I coloured the whole of the tag with yellow and then stamped the distress ink over the top.  Then I drew round the shapes with a black pen and added some doodling.

I have stuck all the tags into my journal.

While I was doing these tags the background reminded me of a patchwork quilt or bedspread.  I decided to do a whole page in my journal.  I did the 'stamping' technique and then went over the whole page with different colours through a stencil.  I printed out the poem 'Bed in Summer' by Robert Louis Stevenson, cut it up and inked it, then stuck it on the page.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love what you've done with the tags. Great technique. I will have to try it this weekend.

  2. Love them all Bernice, the 4 tags are all so different from the same technique which shows how versatile it is, you page is super too, love the poem, just HAD to read it. BJ

  3. Catching up! I really like your tag sampler.


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