Sunday, February 14, 2010

Metallic ATC

I'm hosting a Metallic ATC swap on the DCI group. A large portion of the ATC is to be metal or faux metal, not just a metal embellishment. I used the the Painted Tin technique (out of paper) to make my backgrounds. I trimmed them down to ATC size, then got cold feet wondering if they looked "metal" enough. I asked my friend Rena (who is also in this swap) if she thought they looked like metal. She said if I was concerned, I could do the same technique with metallic card stock or use metal colored paint. I originally pooh poohed the idea, because I wanted "green" backgrounds. After sleeping on her suggestion, I decided to rub q. nickel azo gold acrylic paint over the backgrounds to give them a "rusted metal" appearance. So a big THANKS to Rena for giving me ideas!
I also painted the edges of the Extra Thick Embossing embellishments I made with the same acrylic paint and rubbed a little here and there to the surface.
Sprayed dictionary pages with gold Shimmering mist.
Need a lunar moth for an added embellishment. Inked a moth stamp with Olive Green StazOn ink, layered on two sheets of Blue Nile Fantasy Film, covered with parchment paper and heated with a hot iron.
Layered my embellishments to the Painted Tin background, added a metal star and backed with black card stock.
So much fun, what can be done with paper!!!!

5 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful! I love the metal, what a beautiful ATC!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Hi Carol! Guess what...

You're my first winner in the OWOH drawing! I'll be sending you an email...

Congratulations!

Matz said...

Absolute fantastic! Seems so easy to do. Will try it. Thank you for inspirations.

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, had a giggle about your comment. I actually liked the original but have to say the "new" version is even better with that aged look.

Looking forward to receiving my ATC.

chrissy said...

Adding the paint to the the green card really did make a difference... love the look!
Chrissy