Monday, July 6, 2009

Over the pond Non Paper ATC swap

These three ATCs were the latest monthly swap I did with Sid "over the pond" in England.

This month it was my choice to pick the theme. I decided to go with an idea I wanted to do for a bit. The main surface can't be a paper based. If you need to use paper/cardstock as a support base that is OK but we were to decorate on a non paper surface.

The first one (in green) uses Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas and her studio paints. I used regular stamps and stamped with the multi-medium and then used a series of greens mixed to get darker and darker as I made subsequent stamped impressions. She recommends using foam stamps for this technique but I had a bold image and I wanted it to be subtle. I think it works. The top two stamped images in black are by Stampers Anonymous designed by Tim Holtz.

The middle ATC was created by weaving the aluminum flashing tape you get at home improvement stores. After weaving the tape on chipboard to get some rigidity I used alcohol inks on the background. I cut and embossed some Cuttlebug images and also colored them with alcohol inks.

The last one is a a dried baby wipe (smells nice and fresh too!) that I inked with Ranger Distress inks. I tapped them to the craft sheet then spritzed it with water and colored the baby wipe. When it was dry I used another Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz image. The final touch was a shiny embellishment that I toned down by sanding a bit and coloring with Distress Stickles.

Until my next post,

1 comment:

  1. Wow Diane, these three are superb, love your choice of materials to use as surfaces, can't wait to se them IRL !