Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Faerie ATC

The theme for 9ATC group is Faeries. I decided to make a dark forest faerie.
 Choose a vintage image of a woman in the woods with an owl. Made a mask to cover the woman and owl and used black dye ink and stamped flourishes in the background. Made another mask to cover everything but the dress, and used black dye ink to stamp on a web like image.
Rubbed black dye ink over a green web ribbon and  used gold fast drying metal gloss paint over black feathers.
 Adhered the green web ribbon to the left side of the ATC, used an xacto knife to cut behind the woman's shoulder and added the gold & black feathers. Used a gold metallic Gel pen to add an eye to the owl and large eyebrows to the woman.
"Something wicked this way comes"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gold Color Perceptions ATC

The color is Gold in June for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately gold and be how the color gold makes us feel. I'm not a jewelry person, but I find something about the warm shimmer of gold to be very "seductive".
I found an appropriate vintage image to print out, and colored over the hair and clothes with two different gold metallic pencils.
 Used an embossing fold to emboss some gold colored paper. Brushed brass Lumiere paint over the surface, then wiped the paint off of the raised areas with a paper towel.
 Adhered the colored vintage image, then added a dot of gold Pearl Pen to the ring on the man's finger. Used sunset gold Lumiere paint to color the edges of the ATC.
 Added round and flat gold brads to the crown points, and attached a couple of different gold filaments to the bottom left corner with a mini gold brad.