Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One of a Kind Dimensional Door Swap

I'm hosting a swap on Art-Venturers for a One of a Kind Dimensional Door Swap. These are to be about ATC size, except having lots of dimension. The rules are, it must have a door/gate/arch that can open, reveal something behind the door, and be so thick that it can not fit in a regular envelope with normal postage.
I was trying several different mediums, but having trouble getting the dimensional doors to open without breaking. This is what I came up with. Used one of the Paint on Paper Towel samples I'd made earlier and ran it through a Cuttlebug Embossing folder, then colored the raised areas with dark brown StazOn ink and black Versafine ink.
Stamped an arched door with dark brown StazOn ink on to balsa wood on both sides and cut it out and cut the door into two parts. Then colored with tea dye Distress ink and attached hardware with ribbon wrapped around the doors. Added more hardware to be the door pull.
Used more balsa wood to layer my piece to create depth to my piece. Wrapped some stamped wrinkled tissue paper around some of the layers. Stamped an Arch with dark brown StazOn ink onto the wrinkled tissue paper and wrapped around a final basal wood arch cut out over a waterfall picture I took. Added a vintage girl image and raised with foam mounting tape. Attached a metal butterfly with some printed words.
Adhered all the layers together and wrapped the extra textured painted paper towel around the top and sides of all the layers to create a tower. Colored the edges of the tower with dark brown StazOn ink.Added "secret" dictionary definition above the doors on the arch.
Tower with doors open:
This was a fun challenge.


Maggi said...

Waaay cool!!!! I may have to break down and try this!!!!

chrissy said...

WOW... how creative! I hope you get some takers for this swap and that they all have a good time creating.

green furniture said...

Wow! This is really very creative. I just love it. What a nice idea.

artymarty said...

Love it Carol. Looks like fun. Well done