Monday, June 17, 2013

RED Perception ATC Swap

We've started a new swap on ArtVentures Group: Color Perceptions. Each month there will be a different color. We are to think how the color makes us feel, interpret that and have the atc be predominately that color.  This month the color is RED.  Red = Passion, not just romantic, but that feeling of intense desire.
I started by making a background of faux velvet. Sprayed two baby wipes with various red color sprays on plastic and let them dry overnight.
 Once the baby wipes have dried, I trimmed them and adhered them to card stock. I rubbed one side of an embossing folder with fired brick Distress Ink and embossed the baby wipe.  On the left is a piece before being embossed, you can see it has the manufactures imprint in the wipe. After running through the embossing folder, the manufactures imprint has disappeared and only the embossing from the folder shows.

 I used aged mahogany Distress Ink to color the edges and some of the raised areas.
 Choose an image of a dancer, cut it out. I colored over most of the black areas with a metallic red Gelly Roll pen and a red Pigma pen.
Adhered the dancer image to the background with some bits of red feathers and a red rhinestone. Stamped the words " i live to dance" on old book paper with red StazOn ink and added to the top. Added 3 red brads to the lower right corner.
Here's a side view to show off the shine from the metallic pen on the dress.

2 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This is amazing. I would never have though to use a baby wipe like that. Great idea!

Carol Sweeney said...

It's a technique from the Techniques Junkie Newsletter