Thursday, February 29, 2024

Gelli Print Background ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Gelli Print Backgrounds. I made several gelli print backgrounds and used two sheets to be each side of the ATC. Stamped 3 words in the bottom left corner. Taped a black and white ribbon down the center. Used two other gelli print backgrounds to cut out some flower shapes. Cut and textured a large black and gray paper flower shape, layered them and attached with a black mini brad

Making the gelli print backgrounds. Brayered white and pink acrylic paint over a 6" square gelli plate, then pressed a decorative scrap over the top several times.

Pressed the 2 sheet of paper over the gelli plate to pick up the paint, then cleaned the plate.

Brayered white and yellow acrylic paints over the gelli plate, 

Then used a decorative edged ruler to create a design in the paint.

Pressed each of the above pink sheets into the gelli plate to pick up the yellow paint and then cleaned the plate.

Brayered blue acrylic paint over the gelli plate, then pressed a sheet of bubble wrap into the paint.

How the gelli plate appeared.
 I pressed a sheet of paper that had picked up some of the extra pink paint off the gelli plate before cleaning and ran the brayer already covered in yellow paint into  the blue covered gelli plate here for this result: 

Pressed the bubble wrap over the darker of the two pink/yellow sheets,

how it turned out.

Re brayerd the blue paint on the gelli plate, layer down a swirl stencil and pressed down the lighter pink/yellow sheet over the stencil covered gelli plate, and cleaned the plate.


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Comfort Quilts

Quilts made for Comfort Quilters:

made from a batik jelly roll


Modified a jelly roll pattern

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

One Letter,Number, Color, and Image ATC

 The theme for 9 ATC Group was to choose One letter that was used for one number, one color and one image. I came up with S for Six Silver Sandpipers.

Used a die cut for the "6" cut out of flashing tape, and layered a variety of silver colored papers/card stock, and stamped an image of 6 sandpipers with silver metallic ink.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Comfort Quilts

These quilts are 60" x 90" 


Sunday, December 31, 2023

Window ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Windows. I rubbed brown dye ink over a birch (wood) ATC. Stamped a window image with brown dye ink, then cut our the "glass" section. Layered this over glittery butterfly paper. Added a butterfly sticker to the upper left corner of the window. Stamped the words Go explore with black StazOn ink.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Charm ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Charms. I made my charms with fragments. Started by cutting down a salt resist background I had previously made using Kosher Salt. Stamping the words "dream" and "believe" with black ink and adhering a fairy image.

Glued this to the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment, then added a small rub-on flower and a tiny blue rhinestone.
For the ATC background, repeatedly stamped the same leaf image with an assortment of green Distress Inks and gold and bronze metallic inks. Inked the edge of the card with a dark purple StazOn ink.
Adhered the charm to the ATC with a bronze colored brad. Used a Dyno Maker to create the letters of the word "inspire" and punched the letters out with a round punch.


Monday, October 30, 2023

Circle/Swirl ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Circle/Swirl. I decided to use the Bokeh Technique for my background. Started by wiping 3 different shades of blue dye inks over the background (direct to paper) and let it dry.

Used a round sponge to add two shades of purple dye ink and dabbed with a damp paper towel to soften the color a bit and let it dry.

Then I used white pigment ink to sponge onto the background over a circle stencil and used the eraser on the end of the pencil to add smaller circles to the background and let it dry (this is the last step of the bake technique).

Used a violet Distress Oxide ink to stamp a circle and swirl flourish image over the background and heat set it.

Used black StaZon Ink to stamp on a different circle swirl flourish and a dragonfly image. Used this ink to also ink the edges of the atc. Used a purple glitter metallic gel pen to add a dotted border around the edge. Adhered a purple "pearl" at the bottom of the flourish image.