Monday, 30 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
I've used inks and stamps on the backgrounds, shimmer sprays, printed images and text, pens and acrylic paints
The second one has and ink and acrylic paint background. I've used printed images of skeletons and added the hearts which I cut from a book page and inked. I layered more acrylic paint over the legs of the skeletons and added the printed words which I've coloured using ink.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
I've been feeling very creative over the last couple of weeks, so I think I'm finally back on track!
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
The second one has an acrylic paint background which I creased a bit to age it. I stamped over it in black Stazon and added some more black Stazon around the edges. I attached a piece of aluuminium mesh using brads. I made the doll's head and dress from aluminium which I again embossed freehand and aged using acrylic paint and sandpaper, made the arms and legs using wire and beads and the hair from bent wire which I attached using a flower brad.
The third one has a textured background which I created using lace and mesh attached with PVA glue then painted over with acrylic and added metallic rub on to bring out the texture. I cut the heart from copper and freehand embossed it, then heated it until it went bright orange. I painted it with black acrylic and then sanded it. I added a piece of aluminium mesh behind and German Scrap wings, and a tiny gem on the top left. Finally I added a German Scrap star border at the bottom.
My final ATC has a background which I created using extra heavy gel medium, painted over with black acrylic and then added metallic rub-ons in shades of red and gold. I stamped the image onto copper using Versamark and then heated it. (The Versamark protects the copper, so it changes colour around it but the image remains unchanged.) I then freehand embossed around the image. I layered the image over a piece of aluminium mesh and added some brads to finish it off.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
This is a fabric ATC I made yesterday. I started with a felt background and have added fabric, fabric mesh, sequin waste, fibres and beads. I coloured the fabric at the corners and the mesh using inks. I haven't got a sewing machine (yet - it's near the top of my wish list), so it's all hand stitched and it took me about three hours!
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Sunday, 1 March 2009
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
The top one was done by stamping into the platinum UTEE and then using metallic rub-ons over the top. The letters are Grungeboard which I've covered with copper embossing powder.
The second ATC has a copper acrylic paint background which I've stamped over in black Stazon. The skull and the letters are Grungeboard which I covered with platinum UTEE. I then stamped into the UTEE on the skull and added some Stickles in the swirls.
For the third one I created the background using pearlescent watercolour paints which have a kind of two-tone light reflecting effect (which obviously doesn't show up too well in the photo). I covered with with three layers of clear UTEE and stamped into it with silver ink. I've used a watch face and created wings using Friendly Plastic and added some small gems, and the words are stamped into Friendly Plastic and emphasised with a bit of Stickles.
For the final one, I created the background using distress inks spritzed with water and rubber stamping on one side and acrylic paint which I heated until it bubbled on the other side. I drew the woman using pen and pencil on top of some book text, and the letters are stamped into Friendly Plastic.