On the first Saturday in June I attended a workshop at the monthly group Victoria Stampers in Padgate , Warrington.
People come from all over to attend... Bolton, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Wigan, Derby and it's always a great day of crafting, stamping, eating, drinking tea and coffee and lots of nattering and laughter with a super gathering of lovely people and this one was no different.
Gill, one of our members was the class tutor for June with an excellent project...
a Tag Flag Book
I chose an Asian Theme in red, black and gold, and it ended up somewhat grungy and rather out of keeping with the neatness of Asian art but I preferred a bit of freedom.
Gill showed us the finer details, hints and tips of stamping on labels (after brayering colour on them) which was so effective.
Here's the inside showing all the tags....21 in all each with two sides to decorate.
so there were so many surfaces to decorate that I decided to explore as many different ways as possible.
Lucky envelopes to hold tags, emotive haikus, lucky coins.
Chop stick cover! top left
Washi papers and I even added the card from a restaurant we visited in Holland.
Of course there had to be some stamped images!
I made a washi kimono doll to add to a tag which slipped into an envelope and added some Asian pictured playing cards to another one.
This image was shadow stamped and I made mizuhiki knots.
Finally the back view before it is closed and tied with the ribbon.
I really enjoyed making this and thanks to Gill for such a good class which really kicked my mojo back into gear!!!
I'm now looking forward to July's class when Neet will be teaching techniques with metal and alcohol inks.