Saturday, 30 January 2016

Messing About with ATCs

Its been a long time since I made some ATCs. I don't why as I love the fact you can go wild and experiment with techniques in such a small space.

I was inspired to make these cards by Lynn Kopas' work and whilst no where as fabulous as hers, I really enjoyed making these.

First I stuck on a layer of hessian type material and then added found objects, beads, shells and other trinkets. I covered the whole piece with Gesso. For the first time I used a texture paste and a stencil to create the flourishes - I am now hooked!

Once dry I spritzed blue and green inks onto different areas and stamped the butterfly image.  To bring out the texture I dry - brushed gold acrylic paint onto shells and flourishes.

I think I may be making more of these!

I am entering them into the following challenges:
Stamps and Stencils - Oh So Blue
We Love to Create - Anything Goes


toni said...

A fabulous collection of ATCs I love the way you have created texture with the hessian, texture paste and found objects! I certainly hope you get round to making some more of these! Thankyou for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh wow, what fabulous texture! These are amazing, truly an inspiration. So glad you shared with us at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn

SewPaperPaint said...

Such cool ATCs!!! These are fabulous, so happy you shared them with us at Stamps and Stencils. And a big hearty congrats on your top 3 at Love to Create! Awesome!

SueC said...

Beautiful textured ATC's ! Love the blend of colours, thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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