Saturday, January 30, 2010

Autumn ATC and Card

Ok, so I've really got the ATC bug now.

Here is the next one I made for Byhand Artists exchange.
I started by photocopying some marbled paper, that I had made previously, in lovely peachy, orangey colours with a touch of yellow and sky blue. I wrote out the quotation in black ink and reduced and phoptocopied it on to peachy-orange paper.
[The hand is the one that I am currently learning, called "Ondine". I like it for its hint of Uncial and find it is a good readable hand for the modern eye.] Then I cut the quotations in to squares and folded them in a lotus fold, added leaf and squiggle with a gold Zig marker and trimmed the closed fold with a scrap of skeleton leaf and a brass leaf charm.

I also have a few of these left if anyone would like to swap.

I had some bits and pieces left over, so I made a card along the same lines, with the addition of some pretty little peach faux jewels [they have not scanned well and look better in reality].

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Beeswax ATC

Here is the second ATC that I had a go at in the Byhand Artists exchange.
The Black outline and Uncial lettering were written on glossy white card with Ziller Ink, and a bee image stamped with blank ink. Encaustic wax applied with a hot iron produced the "background" effect over the top. This was a quick one to do, and it needed to be, because as usual I was short on time. I have one or two left, leave a comment if you would like to swap :)
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Diamonds ATC

Finally got round to another post. New Years resolution is to post regularly [ha ha]. This is the first ever ATC that I made, for the Byhand Artists exchange. I used heavy watercolour paper as a base, wrote with an embossing pen "diamonds" all over and clear embossed. Spritzed with Ziller Ink, and cut the sheet into ATCs. The tiny accordian book contains the words, "No pressure, no diamonds" written with Inktense pencils, and has a silver embossed diamond tile stamp by Quietfire Design on the front. Ribbon closure and two faux gems to complete. Hope you like it - I have a few left if any one would like to swap :)
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