Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Back to Work

I am unfortunately back in work tomorrow after having been off for the last three weeks, so this will probably be my last post at least until the weekend.

These two ATCs are for a Faces themed swap, and I wanted to try and do two that were completely different. The first is a stamped face coloured with inks, made into a flower using petals cut from the page of a book which I have also coloured using inks. The background is again stamped and inked, and the words are handwritten on more bits of book page and inked. I have added micro beads around the centre of the flower and gilding flakes around the edges of the ATC.


The second started life as a stamped image, but I have changed it a bit! I started by colouring and highlighting various parts of the face using inks, then added tissue paper around the edges which I painted with acrylic paints. I then painted the eyes with acrylic paints and added Anita's Gloss Finish under the eyes to give a "teary" effect (this doesn't show up well on the photo). I also added Anita's gloss finish to the lips. Finally I added a piece of shiny mesh across the bottom.

6 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

i looove the top one, brill

Angie said...

These are lovely Sian, love the colours you have used

Gillian :O) said...

Hi Sian :)

What Fabulous ART you make!
Love them BOTH! I love all the detail you put into your pieces, it really adds a wonderful unique quality to your ART!

Sanja said...

both are beautiful!!!:0)

Heather Robinson said...

These two face themed pieces are just so engaging and unique. I keep enlarging them so that I can see all of the detail...So glad that you left a sweet comment on my blog.

CraftyC said...

Super ATC's love the orange one!!
Clairexx