Monday, 22 October 2012


I knew I'd taken a couple of photos but they weren't on my camera or computer, then I realised, I'd used my phone. A bit of bluetoothing later and here they are:
We began with a 12"x12" page from one of Tim's stash and cut and folded it before decorating it with distress inks and masks. We used 3 techniques to decorate 3 tags and then made up our own decoration for a 4th tag using any of the techniques that Hels had shown us. I managed to stick to the colour combinations on the paper for all of mine and used the 4th tag to help decorated the outside middle of my sample.

The tags were placed in little pockets on the inside, held in place by 3 tickets on which we stamped various sayings.  I loved the use of several masks (stencils) on one tag, building up the decoration with different colours. I also adored the effect that the new metallic stains give, although I am still to open mine at home.
The whole project took all day so you can judge how many techniques we were shown.
Some samples were simply stunning especially the tickets made by Lou who had used a diamond mask inked through with red/white/blue. It looked amazing.
I hope Hels gets invited back to take more workshops because the day was fantastic.


Sandi said...

Joanne, love those colors, great project, hugs

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW love it, looks so pretty, Sounds like a great time, with lots of great tuts, Love Hxx

Hels Sheridan said...

aw, cool hun, you got it finished perfectly... hope they ask me back too... had a ball xx

Sarah said...

Joanne, your tag piece is fab! And how super to see it finished. My last tag too decorated the back of my piece but nowhere near as lovely as yours ... It was great to sit next to you and have a good old chat. Really look forward to seeing you again. Sarah x