Homage to Paper Tole

Lydia’s challenge for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at Splitcoast Stampers is none other than paper tole.  So we’ll call this an homage to paper tole.

My mom made several paper tole pieces…a very long time ago…let’s not discuss how long ago shall we?  And, I being the dutiful daughter cut out piece, after piece, after piece to help her.  She had the patience of Job making these pictures…me not so much.  I have no idea where they ended up and that’s a shame as she did beautiful work.

This was slightly less work a lot less work.  But fun, nonetheless.

The sweet little image was stamped on watercolor paper, and then colored with Distress Inks, a small brush and some water.  While that was drying, I cut out three of each of the butterflies, and one each of the bloomers, apron and pocket in some coordinating papers.   The bloomers were attached right to the watercolored piece, while the apron was popped up on dimensional foam.  The pocket was popped up even higher with another bit of dimensional foam.  The first of each of the butterflies was attached to the watercolor paper, and each of the two other layers was popped up by gluing them just in the middle.

The peach has clear Wink of Stella on it…but that really doesn’t show up…  And I finished the card with a simple die cut sentiment “hugs”.

A time consuming piece of work, but I’m quite happy with the result.

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow, Ranger Watercolor and MME Away We Go
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Penny Black You Are a Peach
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Technique Tuesday Hugs die, scissors, Clear Wink of Stella, Vintage Photo Distress Marker, Tattered Rose Distress Marker, Evergreen Bough Distress Marker, Walnut Stain Distress Marker, Ripe Persimmon Distress Marker, Stormy Sky Distress Marker, Tea Dye Distress Marker, paint brush, water

Challenges entered:
HYCCT1401A:  paper tole

Back soon with more my friends…

3 thoughts on “Homage to Paper Tole”

  1. Lee-Anne, this is precious and I love the paper tole technique. As a matter of fact, I'm working on one now and waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry. How fun it is and makes such great cards.


  2. Such a sweet image Lee-Anne … you did an amazing job of watercolouring her … beautiful!! Love the adorable patterned papers you've used for her apron and bloomers. And love all the dimension from the paper tole technique. Loll xx


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