Joyce Livingston (Author) & Friends

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Another Quilt BLOCK & another TATOUAGE

This is HONEYBEE! Good name for it, don't you think? And I love the color combination....could it be because there is a touch of black in it? This wouldn't be a hard block for beginnners, if they look at it as a simple 9-patch with simple rectangles and squares added as a border, then the *petals* appliqued onto the finished block. Note the blanket stitching used to anchor the petals. Neat, huh? Gives it that *made long ago* touch.

Now for the Tatouage I promised I'd add today. I've inserted the picture, then added a brief instruction paragraph for you. It's quite simple to do...just a bit time consuming, and it truly looks like you have painted it yourself. You can even see the brush strokes. But it actually takes very little time when you consider the results. Of course, smaller pieces don't take nearly as long to complete. I seem to gravitate toward the larger ones. Actually, this vase/flower wall isn't completed yet. I plan to add an actual fancy white wood frame around to create a border, to make it look like a real framed painting, then continue the burgandy paint color up to the edge of the frame. That will be the icing on the cake! Then when the small lamp beneath is lit, it will shine up onto the Tataouge.

Okay, here are the instructions:
What is Tatouage?
Tatouage designs are highly detailed dry-rub transfers that can be applied to almost any hard surface. Tatouage can give your décor the look hand-painted borders, murals or trompe d’oeil effects. Carefully place your Tatouage transfer, remove the protective backing and rub on the entire design, using the supplied Tatouage tool. As you rub, you can peel back the paper and watch while the Tatouage design transfers. There is no paint, glue, water or fumes involved with the Tatouage transfer process.

See how simple this is? But the results are fabulous! Whatcha think of it?

Joyce Livingston, author
My latest book, THE WIDOWS' CLUB, a woman's fiction novel is in stores now.


  • At 7:36 AM, Blogger Betsy Ann said…

    Joyce, that is amazing! I've never heard of that but what a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • At 3:55 AM, Blogger awakenyourspace said…

    Hi Joyce! Thank you for sharing your Tatouage adventure! I love to hear and see others excitement after using the product. I wanted to add to your instructions and let others know that we are a Tatouage distributor with an online shopping. We have a forum available for Tatouage addicts and a blog with additional instructions along with podcasts. So Awaken Your Space with Tatouage! See ya there!

    Kandi Phillips
    Awaken Your Space, LLC


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