Thursday 23 August 2007

Architecture Swap - ATCs received in exchange

Thankyou so much to Kay who made the one on the left and to Shary who made the one on the right - I am thrilled to add them to my collection.

A Copper Egg

I tried out a new technique today - and this is the result - an ATC size but cut into an egg shape - 'right up my street' with a chicken theme so perhaps that is why I had fun doing it!

Again it doesn't photograph well. But with the naked eye it looks like a piece of thick beaten copper.

I stamped it with a couple of the new stamps I bought from the USA and heat treated the paper with a heat gun to get the dull effect.

Along part of the edges (bottom up to right top) I melted plastic film so it actually looks like an amber coloured solder or melted toffee texture and one big mass rather than the individual bits you can see.

In different lights it looks all different colours - I am going to try and make another to keep for myself.

Shape of things to come

I have had a bit of a famine arty crafty wise - due to lots of commitments - both family, friends, chickens, and allotment - but as rain forced me indoors for a couple of days I managed to make these for an ATCards swap entitled 'Shape of things to come'.

The idea is that you take an ATC sized card and change its shape - so long as it is within the ATC size of 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.

This triangular one was made by painting a sheet of paper different shades of green - limes mainly.

When dry I mounted it on thick card, cut out the triangle and stamped on the face.

Next I textured it with glue and then clear embossing powder heated with a heat gun. The top of the triangle I used distressed style yellow embossing powder, then a fine dusting of UTEE.

With the naked eye it looks and feels like leather, with smooth and rough surfaces. To finish off I ran an ink pad along all the edges.