Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Oriental Textures ATC
This Oriental ATC was a bit of an experiment playing with different textures. She was hard to photograph to get a good picture of her - and is one of those that look much better in the hand and natural light - not so garish as this photo
I covered white card with some Japanese newspaper and aged it with distressed ink.
The stamped image was collaged on, then highlighted with an embossing pen, and embossed with dull gold - and her face was dusted with flesh chalk.
Japanese calligraphy on the newspaper was embossed with a dull copper, and the framework around it was made using texture paste, which was coloured with black, dull gold and dull copper, and bubbled up with a heat gun to give it a lovely texture - which is hard to see in the photo. It looks like burnished metallic and feels like soft beaten leather.
This is the first of the three I am entering into a swap. I might make some more then send in the best ones - it made a nice change to do something this small again - quite different to what I have been working on lately.