My new Friend in ART is Ryn Tanaka from London, Ontario.
I think what she's written about herself on her site says it best.
"Although Designs by Ryn currently focuses on Rubber Art Stamps, I dabble in many different art forms. Keeps things fresh and my mind inventive! I find that one passion crosses over to the next adding a different spin to it.
For example, through experiencing various dance forms I discovered how the body bends and applied movement to my visual art. In 2004, I was lucky enough to apprentice with a silversmith in Cuenca, Ecuador. There I discovered that jewellery is simply miniature sculpture - I also developed an insatiable thirst for exploring more of the world. My latest interest in designing Rubber Art Stamps has shown me that they are not all that different from Printmaking."
I, too am a dabbler, and can appreciate this in others.
So I agreed to pick a couple of stamps from her collection and make a piece.
These water droplets blew me away!!!!!
Now, I don't know why I picked the moths to go with water droplets, but I did.
First I stamped the moth 2 times and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then I used Distress Inks to add base colors....purples and oranges. They combine to make a green color in the middle.
I made 3 tags...and stamped things just slightly different on them.
Here you see the drops straight up and down.
I liked the ones going sideways the best.
And some background drops are stamped with Venetian Orange Archival ink as well as the Jet Black.
The white pen makes the drops stand out when used on the black drops.
One tag I used a very small tipped black pen, and the other a slightly larger one.
Extra black pen around some drops just didn't work for me....IJS.
I really liked how the happy accident with the white embossing powder highlighted the top moth on this tag. Almost like a ghost image.
I outlined the moths in black pen and added dots to one tag.
I used black Glaze Pen on the other tag with stitching marks.
Then I glued it to a piece of black chipboard....and.added more strands of white pen.
If there's one thing I've learned, is not everyone likes the same thing...so I put up both tags for you look at.
Also, everyone has an opinion...which is a good thing. That's how we learn...truly!
I was going to add a ribbon, but I found I just loved the way they looked without one.
I just couldn't bear to cover up any part of the tag.....
This stamped image was colored with Distress Markers and topped with Glossy Accents.
Just another way to use the Moth Stamp.
So check out Ryn's lovely stamps...and let me know which tag you like.
Your Friend in ART,