I love to combine brayering and Treasure Gold because both of these help to create depth. This time I also stencilled on my tag, using a Prima Flourish stencil and some Sapphire Treasure Gold. I cut my tag with my Tim Holtz die and brayered it with layers of Marlin, Inky Pool, Cherry and London Bus PaperArtsy Fresco paints. I used the Sara Nauman script stamp in Chalk and then brayered over it in Inky Pool, which is translucent and allows the white to glimmer through. I also stamped some script in Cobalt blue Wendy Vecchi Archival ink so that the tag would give the impression of many layers.
I chose one Artistic Stampers' Gibson Girls as my focal image, stamping her onto tissue and fixing her with Satin Glaze. I think the Gibson Girl images are beautifully drawn. I love the profile on this one. Because I didn't want the effect of a head 'floating' in space on my tag, I gave her the suggestion of a body and added a little gold Frantage. Often Charles Gibson's supremely self-possessed young women appear to be the epitome of fun-loving confidence; but he seems to have captured this fashionable young socialite in a moment of reflection.
What does a Gibson Girl dream of? Does she lock those dreams away in her heart? She cannot be aware that a European War is on the horizon and events in lands far away from her will have undreamed of implications for women - everywhere. There is such beautiful innocence in the Gibson Girls that I am reminded of a poem by Thomas Gray. It's about schoolboys at play yet I think it applies to all innocent youth really:
The thoughtless day, the easy night,The spirits pure, the slumbers light...
I do hope that your dreams will inspire you to join with the Dragons this fortnight and link up your tags here. Have a great week full of the joys of creativity!