Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bird ATCs

I've signed up to make 2 bird related ATCs for the Mixed Media Misfits group.
For the first one I choose a rinse aid background on canvas sheet.
 Stamped music score over part of the background with gold acrylic paint.
Inked the edges and the lower left corner with black Archival Ink. Added a gold mini heart brad to the upper left corner and three gold mini brads to the lower right side.
 Had some previously inked grunge paper that I used die cuts to cut out the bird cage and bird.
Painted black acrylic paint over the bird cage, then thickly coated with brushed pewter Distress crackle paint. While the paint was still wet, used a heat tool to get the bubbly effect.

Stamped flourishes over the bird with gold acrylic paint. Inked edges with a black marker. Added words cut out from the dictionary.
 Added bird and cage to the background:
For the second ATC, used a rinse aid over pulled paper background
 Adhered canvas sheet to grunge paper. Sprayed Aidrondack Color Wash on the canvas sheet. Sprayed several times to darken the color. Used heat tool to speed up drying.
 Lightly sprayed on heirloom gold Perfect Pearls Mist.
 Used bird die to cut out main bird body and stamped on flourishes with gold acrylic paint. The bird wing was cut out of a previously sprayed canvas sheet and stamped with gold acrylic paint. The branch was cut out of scraps from the Double Distress technique. All of the edges were colored with brown Color Box ink.
 Used gold leafing pen to color the background edges and a metal "hope" charm.
 Added a gold brad for the birds eye and adhered the parts to the background.


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic creation, thanks for your progress photos. What a pitty, the link "rinse aid" doesn't work for me.
Hugs Anja

Carol said...

I have fixed the links.