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.

Oriental ATC - Playing with metals

I am a bit out of practice making ATCs and had quite forgotten how small they are.

This lady has been stamped on cream card, which I then painted with a green metallic paint. It looked a bit bare so I went a bit OTT with gold leaf - but it does look nicer in real life!

Here she is on a different coloured background - did you spot the difference?

Oriental ATC

It has been a while since I made some Oriental ATC's so when I saw this swap on a forum I thought I would enter some.

This is stamped, then inked and brushed, then had gold leaf added as a frame, and a butterfly coloured then gold leaf added. The embossed Japanese calligraphy stamp says 'Dream'

Taking the photo on a Japanese newspaper gives a different 'look' to the same ATC.