Inked the raised areas and the outside edges with crushed olive Distress Ink.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The theme is Chunky Textures on 9ATC group. I wanted to create a background that looked chunky and heavy and yet was lightweight for mailing. I cut a cardboard box into ATC sized pieces. Tore off the top flat part. Then tore the paper between the ridges.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The color is Amber (yellow/orange or orange/yellow) in November for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately amber and be how the color amber makes us feel. I find amber to have the warmth of orange and the hope of yellow; for me it is a joyful color.
I cut out some yellow orange background paper and colored the edges with wild honey Distress Paint. Used a die to cut out a flourish from a different yellow orange paper. Outlined the flourish with a metallic Gelly Roll pen. Used home made color spray to add color to some prism flowers.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The theme on 9ATC group is Intaglio. I wasn't successful in my attempts to make an intaglio plate and create an image. Not sure if it was because I don't have a printing press, or I didn't get the thickness of my plate right. Oh well, decided to make an Intaglio style embellishment for these atcs.
I choose one of the sheets of paper I created when making a Squishy book at an art retreat a few years back. I adhered this paper to a card stock base, stamped tree images on with black India Ink, added some torn foreign newsprint to the side. Inked the edges with black ink.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The color is Copper in October for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately copper and be how the color copper makes us feel. Copper makes me think of home, hearth & family; it warms my heart. I also have a daughter with beautiful copper colored hair, endearing me even more to this lovely color.
I started with a thin sheet of copper, die cut out heart shape. Used an embossing folder to emboss a design on the heart. Next, rubbed black acrylic paint over the heart, then rubbed most of it off.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The theme for ATCs on ArtVentures group is "Wild". I was thinking of something to do with the wild outdoors, but came across this vintage image. I thought of wild hedonistic Hollywood parties of the 1920s. So I kept the colors black & white. Used a zebra print paper and added black & white striped washi tape over the edges. Stamped faded letters to spell "PARTY" with black India Ink on a film ribbon strip.