Happy New Year!
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I was having a hard time coming up with a title for this post as I carved the stamp, Gelli printed the paper, then the tags and collaged it all together in a decidedly mixed media fashion. To encompass all that the title would have been a mile long:
"Mixed-media mono-printed paper and tags featuring hand-carved Lord Ganesha stamp and Ohm"
That's a mouthful!
Here's the stamp I carved, tested on some gelli-printed tags. I'm obsessed with my Gelli Plate if you haven't noticed from my last post with the Collage Girls.
So, you might be thinking,
This weird girl carved an elephant doing yoga...huh?
Lord Ganesha is a favorite deity of mine. He's the Hindu lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles - god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth - destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.
Did you catch that, he's the destroyer of obstacles. And I can't think of a better concept as we head into 2013 because seriously I've had about enough obstacles for one lifetime.
Whenever I read about him though I always wonder if the implication is that our worst obstacles are vanity, selfishness and pride and most of our troubles stem from that. Add poor health and I agree wholeheartedly.
My technique here was after I mono-printed a bunch of typing paper and manilla tags, I stamped Ganesha on the tags in Staz-on. I also stamped him on the printed paper.
Then, I cut out the main body of Ganesh from the papers and Mod Podged them onto the stamped spot on the tag. It created depth as the lines around him are on the tag below.
After that I added a little color around the image with Caran D'ache Neo colors IIs, some punchinella stenciling and of course flicked a little red paint around. I finished the tags with torn paint rag ribbon and a green bone bead.
I'm in lurve with these. They make me smile every time I see them.
This is my entry for the bookmarks and gift tags challenge over at Inspiration Avenue.
Linked up for the Gelli Print Party at A Colorful Journey
Thanks so much for visiting :-)