I first came across Tweety Jill Publications as a newish stamper — I learned a lot from her books, especially “Fresh Techniques for Rubber Stamping.” She also inspired me to try altered art and collage.
So imagine my delight when Tweety Jill (Jill Haglund, author/designer/artist/all-around-neat-lady) came out with collage papers and kits that took the guesswork out of collage.
In the European Collection (shown above), she put together a beautiful selection of papers and images. In fact, the double sided papers are so yummy, I had a hard time using them at all, let alone choosing which side to showcase! There are lush patterns, such as marbled-looking pieces, and pages with words, musical notes, etc. There are also smaller images, such as butterflies, that can be cut out and added as focal points. Tweety Jill makes it easy to collage.
To sweeten the deal, Jill soon introduced unmounted stamp sets — Journey to France, Vintage Collage, By the Sea, the adorable Rodeo Sweethearts …. that made perfect focal images for the papers. Her newest new line of stamps feature Alice in Wonderland. And I thought her sets couldn’t get much better!
Until I catch up with the new Tweety Jill items, I have to make do with the older stuff (which is not too shabby!). Here are some of my early attempts to combine Tweety Jill papers and images:
To see the entire collection, visit www.tweetyjill.com (and don’t forget to click on to her blog for inspiration.)