Paper Wings Productions March Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Paper Wings Productions March Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you've arrived here from the Paper Wings Productions blog you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, and you'd like to see some amazing artwork and have the chance to win a prize, please CLICK HERE to start the hop from the beginning.

The theme for the hop this month is Spring. Is it Spring yet where you are? The design team is sharing their Spring themed projects. We hope you will hop through and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store!

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Cherry Blossoms in Bloom in Virginia by Dana Tatar

One of my favorite things about Spring is the beautiful cherry blossom tree in my front yard. I look forward to the few weeks that this tree is in bloom every year. The cherry blossom was my initial inspiration for my project. That design element had me looking through my stamps. I settled on the gorgeous Geisha Cling Stamp Set.

I’ve always admired the intelligence, poise, and grace of the Geisha. Her talent for entertainment, makeup application, and colorful traditional dress, is truly an art form. My goal with this project was to capture some of that beauty.

Geisha Glass Test Tube Art by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

I mimicked the look of stained glass with paint to transform simple test tubes into vibrant pieces of art. I filled each tube with Haiku poetry. The brief, lyric, style of the Haiku shares a similar fragility with the glass. The mask-like properties of the Geisha makeup lend them an air of mystery that I brought to this piece with the rolled poetry. The curiosity of what the Geishas look like under the makeup and the enticement of the rolled paper bundles elicits the same feelings for me!

LabStock Glass Test Tubes with Corks
Clearsnap ColorBox Glass Graffiti
Paper Wings Productions Geisha Cling Stamp Set
Abrams Noterie Vive Le Color! Japan Coloring Book
Modern Haiku Volume 37.2 Summer 2006
7gypsies Vintage Wooden Clips
Black Puffy Paint (Brand Unknown)
Washi Tape (Brand Unknown)
Deli Paper (Brand Unknown, For Tracing)

How to Create Line Drawings from Stamped Images by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

1. Stamp Geishas onto a piece of paper. Place a sheet of deli paper over the stamped images and use a pencil to create a simple line tracing of the Geishas. On the same deli paper, use tracings from a coloring book to fill in some of the white space around each Geisha.

How to Apply Puffy Paint to Glass Test Tubes by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

2. Insert the deli paper tracings into the test tubes. Use black puffy paint to transfer the line drawings onto the outside of the glass tubes. Let dry overnight.

How to Paint Glass Test Tubes with ColorBox Glass Graffiti by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

3. Use Glass Graffiti to color the glass. Mix and blend colors on a craft mat or directly on the glass.

Rolled Haiku Poems by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

4. Tear Haiku poems from the journal. Roll the poems and secure with a small wooden clip.

How to Seal Glass Test Tubes with Washi Tape by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions

5. Insert the rolled Haikus into the test tubes. Seal the cork to the tubes with a piece of washi tape.

I created a short video to help show a 360 degree view of each tube.

I plan to send these tubes to my girlfriends so that they can start each day holding a piece of art and centering themselves by reading a short poem.

Thanks for stopping by today! The next stop on the hop is Ashley's blog.

Dana {You Are Here}

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Geisha Glass Test Tube Art Tutorial by Dana Tatar for Paper Wings Productions


  1. So fun! A great and different way to use our stamps.

    1. Thank you Pammie! I had a lot of fun with this project.

  2. Wonderful, creative project. Thanks for your idea.

  3. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! These are STUNNING!! I love them!!!!!

  4. Wonderful project! I love your inspiration with the cherry blossom tree... gorgeous!

  5. simply amazing!! Love this! Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Wow! Love this! Creative and original...i Mau have to stalk Amazon for some xl test tubes!!

  7. I'm falling in love with this technique Dana. I might try in with one of the wildflower stamps... love how your came up. TFS


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