Sunday 4 November 2007

Another First - a 4x4 inch

Sorry about the photo - the artwork is square and there is no white showing - as in the scan!

I have never attempted a 4in x 4in altered artwork - this is my first attempt.

The image is from a vintage card which I have torn into a 'heart' shape - and painted the edges with distressed inks.

The quote was very kindly sent to my by Caz which I have torn and coloured with distressed inks too.

I have edged it with UTEE to which I have added embossing powder

My very first altered arch

Another all time first - an Arch - bigger than the ATC’s that I have been making so a different challenge. ‘All things pink’ is the theme for the swap.

I stamped pink swirls on mottled pink card then embossed them so to give a raised finish - and painted around them with several layers of gold paint to make them show up. Photos and scans of gold do not really show up well!

There is crinkled gold paper along the left hand side edge. The roses, dotted paper, gypsy image, and labels were all collaged on - and have been highlighted with sublte gold paint, then embossed. Again the embossing doesn’t look ‘right’ in the photo but does look nice and smooth with the naked eye.

I rather enjoyed making the arch so I think I will have another go at one in the week