Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Hello everyone, 

A little while ago we were asked by the lovely France Papillon to make samples with her new stamps. The reason for this was that she would be featuring them on Hochanda TV ! How exciting ! I made 4 samples with the yummy new stamps, stencils and stickers and I will be sharing them with you here on my blog.   

I love how this tag turned out. I started with cutting a tag shape out of Mixed Media Paper. I then added a layer of gesso and when that had dried I finger-painted the page with DecoArt Fluid acrylics. When all this had dried I added some stamping in the background using Archival Inks and white paint. Just a reminder: if you use paint with your stamps, make sure to wash them immediately after use ! I used stamps of Frances sets "1800" and "Rock'n Rust" for this. Next I stamped the horses from set "1800" on book pages and painted a layer of Matte Medium on them. I did this so I could colour them with my Faber Castell Big Brush Markers. These are permanent but if you use them on top of Matte Medium you can move the colour around for a little while. I then cut the horses out and adhered them to the tag, cutting off the excess. Lastly I added a tiny bit of doodling along the sides and a sentiment stamped from the set "How shall I put it". 

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Thank you for stopping by today !


  1. Wow, that tag has huge impact - I love the colour and the powerful horse images. You've outdone yourself here, and now I must off and check out other France Papillon offerings!!