Thursday, February 19, 2009

Flight ATCs

The theme for the April 6:5 ATC swap on ccswaps is flight. I know April is a couple of months away, but I like to work when I get an idea. For some reason, this popped in my head fairly quickly. I stamped a crane onto glossy card stock with black Archival ink and heat set.
I filled in the crane with Clear Glass Finish and let it set.

I made a mixture of light blue color wash, perfect pearls, and water into a mini mister and sprayed over the ATC, spraying heavier on the top half of the ATC, and set with a heat tool.

Then made a mixture of purple color wash, perfect pearls and water in a mini mister and sprayed over the bottom half of the ATC and set with a heat tool.

For the final spray layer, I used dark blue color wash, blue & violet mica powder, gum arabic (the mica powder doesn't have a fixative in it) and water in a mini mister and sprayed over the entire ATC and set with a heat tool.

I used a damp tissue, to wipe the color spray off of the crane image. I like how a small amount of the color spray crept in to the crane image.

I placed a piece of sequin waste over the lower left corner of the ATC and sponged on some purple Distress ink. Next, moved the sequin waste over a small part of the upper right corner of the ATC and sponged on blue Distress ink.

To finish the ATC, I stamped out type set letters onto glossy card stock with black Archival ink and cut out the shapes. I then covered them with the Clear Glass Finish and let them set. To give the letters an aged appearance, I "cracked" the surface by bending the images. Then glued the letters onto the ATC. It's difficult to get a good photo of the shimmer on this ATC, but you do get a glimpse of it here.


2/28 update: As I was getting these ATCs ready to send off, I decided they needed "something". I decided I wanted the left/bottom to seem heavier than where the crane was flying off to, so I trimmed the ATC and off set them on dark blue card stock. Now they are done.

5 comments:

inge said...

I like your ATC ! I also like the one with the mask in the previous post.

I'm glad I got one of your "resist" ATC's on one of the previous swaps...:)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Adair said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!!!

Rosie said...

Love how you use your colour washes - it's so interesting seeing your step-by-step process. Thanks so much for sharing again!!

LazyKay said...

Stunning!

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Kathy said...

Gorgeous! I am a big fan of the Sandhills Cranes which migrate through Nebraska every spring. Love it!