Friday, January 6, 2012

ATC Inspired by 2008 Day 6 Tag

This ATC is inspired by some of the techniques Tim Holtz used in his 2008 Day 6 Tag (12 Tags of Christmas).  
Tim used a Clear Paintables sheet. I didn't have one of those, but found a Acetate Die Cut in my stash that could use some more color. I think this technique could also be done with images printed on transparency sheet. Here I choose a section of the sheet that would fit on my ATC.
 You can color the transparency(front or back) with alcohol markers if you have them. If not, in Tim's post, he shows how you can paint with alcohol inks using a designated water brush pen filled with Blending Solution to pick up alcohol ink colors of your choice and color the sheet as desired (most of the ink in this palette has been here for 3 years). Once the alcohol ink drinks, it's easily re activated with the blending solution.
 To color the Manila card background, press a variety of Distress inks on a craft sheet and spritz with water.  Dip the card into the inks, lift off dry. Repeat placing into the inks and drying until satisfied with colors. (Wrinkle Free Distress Technique)
 Stamped music score on card with black Distress ink. Also stamped on bird image and colored with purple ink. Let dry.
 For parts of the colored acetate that you don't want to have the stamped background showing through, paint the back with white acrylic paint and let dry.
 Used Glossy Accents around the edges of the acetate to adhere to the card background.
 Used a texture stamp with white acrylic paint to add texture around the outside edges.
 Added a butterfly embellishment, the word joy and an orange rhinestone.
Fun technique!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Love the Tim tags and your interpretation ATC. I did all if them last year and plan to play with some of the background ideas from this year. you've inspired me to look back further! I agree that the fun is in using what you have to mimic the look - and that's also the challenge!!