WS: Pens, Pencils and Brushes

the Wednesday Stamper challenge this week is using pens, pencils and brushes in what you create…

*you can click for a closer look*

I used a painted tag I had done awhile ago with a failed transfer…

too good to throw away…

I sanded it…stamped on tissue paper and on the tag directly…

one of my favorite pencils is the black Stabilo Aquarellable for Paper-Glass-Plastic-Metal…it was just one of the wonderful things I learned at a Misty Mawn workshop some years ago…she is one of THE best and most inspiring teachers I have encountered…

you outline with it as light or as dark as you would like and then touch it with a damp brush…it gives a great shadow effect and can be repeated if you wish…

I finished the tag with a piece of sari ribbon

30 responses to “WS: Pens, Pencils and Brushes

  1. Gorgeous tag, love the background, great stamps and colours too.

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  2. Amazing tag, dear Patty,
    love the stamped design and the turquoise-blue colors.
    Hugs Anja

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  3. Marilyn Rock

    Well Patty; you’ve met this challenge right on! Wonderful tag with challenge.

    I agree with you about the Stabilo. When I took Misty’s class, recently, she introduced us to it and I have been using it ever since.

    xxoo

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  4. Delightful tag! And what a good reminder about not just throwing out mistakes. I think it sometimes takes more creativity to see what can be done using the mistake than just tossing it out. I try to teach my first graders this in all their creations. It is a life lesson that can be carried over to lots of areas.

    And thanks for the tip about the stabilo. I will look for that at the art store. And how wonderful to take a class from MM. I cannot wait until her new book is released ~ can you?
    Love you Patty ~ Have a beautiful rest of the week! ~ Katie

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  5. I just love working with tissue paper and stamps and transfers ….you have had a greattime. I am working on shamrock projects for kids night at the Grill. Peace, Mary Helen

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  6. I love when you work in these colors as they are some of my favorites. Am also loving that nib and number stamp! Yum!

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  7. what failed transfer?? under the stamp? good for you!! looks fabulous!! xox

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  8. Amy McDonald

    i love it – love it. I screwed up two transfers on tags last week and canNOt throw them away. it would be a lamentable waste of soft gel. now I am Not going to fool myself and think that they’ll ever end up as slammin as your tag just did – but, i might get those guys out now and see if i’ve calmed down over it…
    Xx,
    A

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  9. beautiful patty! you have the best stamps ever! i dearly love my stabilos also, i have a box of little stubbies i can’t give up…leftovers from a younger, simpler, art student time of life… 🙂

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  10. Oh dear Patty, I Love your gorgeous tag!!! The stamps are brilliant and I just Love how your recycled tag turned out!! Beautiful colours and I Loved reading how you made it. You’re always such an inspiration my dear friend 🙂
    Take care,
    hugs and smiles,
    Linda

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  11. These are wonderful stamps love them all. the pencil sounds very cool

    Love Dawn xx

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  12. Love your tag, Patty! Sorry I haven’t visited for a bit, life is getting ahead of me!

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  13. I love that you can make something out of a “mistake” or “fail” and it’s as wonderful as if it was on purpose. If things don’t go my way, they usually find themselves in the trash bin (along with my good mood, lol).

    Oh, and I loved seeing a dipping pen in there ❤ I use them regularly for inking my drawings (some would say that it is so outdated, but to me, there's nothing better).

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  14. i too Love that you saved an oops. and that sari ribbon is a beautiful touch.

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  15. Your tag is soooo beautiful, dear Patty.
    Traumhaft schön

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  16. It’s a beautiful tag. I love the ‘watery’ colours! gorgeous!

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  17. Fabulous piece of artwork x Hilda

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  18. So pretty! I’ll have to check out that pencil the next time I’m in an art store, Patty. It makes lovely shadows! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  19. Oh, my, Patty — this is a totally wonderful tag! Hard to believe it began with a boo-boo! Your layering technique and use of color never ceases to amaze me. How I wish I lived close enough to take a class with you!

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  20. this is one gorgeous tag! Love all the elements you combined.
    xo Dymphie
    (love my glass pencils too, they write on anything)

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  21. Wow Patty, what for a great piece.
    Wonderful stamps. Love them.

    Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

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  22. Well Patty; you’ve met this challenge perfect!
    It´s a gorgeous beautiful tag.
    Thanks for your nice comment in my blog!

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  23. So…beautiful..and your colors are gorgeous!

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  24. What a gorgeous tag!!!

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  25. Beautiful tag, love the colors!

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  26. Gorgeous Patty! I have Inktense pencils (Sepia’s my favourite), that do that too! Yummy tag… =)

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  27. Gorgeous tag, fantastic background, love the colors.

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  28. I love it!! I’m a turquoise girl, it’s awesome!!! 🙂

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  29. I love this tag Patty – great colours – and I really like that feather stamp – where are the stamps from?

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  30. Ooooooo! I love the 187(6) stamp!

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