Friday, September 19, 2014

Feature Friday - My Favorite Background Stamp

PWP feature friday writing background stamps, mixed media tags created by

Hi Paper Wings friends!  This is Carmen from Serendipity Studio and I've been so lucky to be invited to guest post a couple of times this month. For this first post I wanted to share with you my favorite background stamp from Paper Wings Productions, the Writing Backgrounds cling stamp set.

This stamp set is definitely my go to stamps for creating dimension and character in my backgrounds whether it's on cards, ATC's, canvas or on tags.

I started off with 2, #8 tags and applied Tim Holtz Distress Stains to the background.  On the blue tag I used Stencil Girls S058 Circles stencil with tinted modeling paste.  As you can see the stamps go easily over textured surfaces also.

PWP feature friday writing background stamp, mixed media tags, created by

I added another layer on this tag with Distress Inks and Stencil Girls stencil S006.  The post card stamp is still very visible.

PWP feature friday writing background stamp, mixed media tags created by

One trick I've learned for making tag ribbons is taking some seam binding, opening it up, spritzing it with water and then some spray ink.  I used DecoArt's Media Line Mister in purple.

PWP feature friday writing background, DecoArt Media Line Mister, tag ribbon, created by

I finished off the tags by adding components from the September Well Dressed Nesting Components, Mixed Media Kit.  If you'd like to see more inspiration using this wonderful kit, Click Here and check out Amanda's amazing folio!

PWP feature friday writing background, mixed media tags, created by

PWP feature friday writing background stamp, mixed media tags created by

Don't you just love the versatility and effect of this stamp set?  Paper Wings also has a great set of stamps for this month, Click Here for the Stamp of the Month.

I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today and it gave you some inspiration.  We would love for you to share one of your projects at the Paper Wings Productions monthly challenge.  The challenge for September is using ribbon/twine.  Link up your project by September 29th for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate for the Paper Wings Productions online store.

Have a great weekend and I'll be back on 9/29 for some more inspiration!


  1. Gorgeous tags Carmen! Some great techniques and that writing backgrounds stamp is fantastic! Thanx for sharing :)

  2. this set is my most used set too! Great post Carmen!

  3. Lovely tags ! Yup those are definitely must have PWP stamps, LOVE them :D

  4. I still have never really played with the distress inks much but they always are so beautiful! Thanks for giving me another push to try!:)

  5. Great article.

    Thanks for sharing.

    One of the best techniques.

    Thanks for sharing.

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