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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sharon Briss: Reading Tile

I am a long time lover of books, so I decided to use my Relish Reading stamps to make some wall art! I was inspired by the beautiful tile creations of Penny Bennington. You can see her amazing work on A Penny for Your Thoughts, her blog.

She has a wonderful technique involved tiles and alcohol ink that I just love. She shared this technique in a tutorial on Gingersnap Creations.

I was also inspired by Joanne Wardle's wonderfully creative use of the flourish stamp in the Relish Reading set. Joanne, on her amazing matchbook notebook, turned the flourish into a flower stem which I thought was ingenious and have promptly copied.

Here is my take on an alchohol ink stamped tile. I used Ranger Alchohol inks and blending solution. I wanted to have a soft outdoor feel to go with the image and sentiment I chose so I used Stream, Stonewashed and Lettuce.

To see more examples with this plate, please check out our Rogues Gallery where the ever-creative and hardworking Rogue Crew have made many wonderful samples.


  1. This looks awesome - i love how you combined the colors so well - isn't this a fun technique!

  2. Isnt that a fun technique! I had blast doing this one myself.
    Your tile looks so artsy and beautiful Shar!

  3. The results are stunning and looked as if you had a lot of fun with this project. Mmmmmm will have to give this a go. Have a great weekend. Annette x

  4. Beautiful art piece, Shar! Love the colors with this image - so dreamy. (And the flowers and "stems" look awesome, too!)

  5. Wonderful pretty colors! Amazing piece of art!

  6. Stunning! The colors are so pretty.

  7. Beautiful, it looks very artsy and I love the colour palette.

  8. Well, I love both the first and the second!


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