Sunday, 1 March 2009

Design a Cat

For some reason I am struggling to find free time at the moment, so have been making mainly ATCs. (I have three different altered art projects on the go but can't seem to find the time to sit down and get them finished). I have decided to do a few more international swaps, and these are some ATCs I've created for a swap on ATCs for All. The idea of the swap is that everyone uses the same line drawing of a cat and then decorates it in their own way. I enjoyed doing these as it gave me the opportunity to do something bright and funky! The top one is done using mostly acrylic paints and I've used pens just to outline the cat and draw in the features. (I couldn't find a really fine paintbrush anywhere!)

The second one has an inked and stamped background and the cat is painted using acrylics. Again I've used pens just to outline the cat and add the features.

The third one is an inked and stamped background with Radiant Rain spray. The cat is made up of bits of paper patched togehter and I've drawn on the stitching using gel pens.

The final one was done using scrunched paper for the background, acrylic paints, and extra heavy gel medium on the cat. I've added the markings and features to the cat using and artists' pen, and the whiskers using a white gel pen


Crafty Critter said...

Fantastic atcs and so different despite being the same line drawing.

PIGNOUF said...


Dee said...

They are all really different! I love them all.

Dee x

Sherry said...

Brilliant - what a fun project. I like the patchwork puss the best!

di from di-did-it said...

These are great! You have a fertile imagination to come up with such varied looks. How do you do it?

Mooneybeams said...

I'm liking the cats! Very colourful and spring - they remind me of crocus (crocuses? Never mind!).