Monday, January 28, 2008

Geometric ATCs

This time I completed two ATCs with geometric designs for the TMTA challenge. The first has a vintage look, with a collage paper image, linen scrim and rick rack around the bottom, and circles and diamonds stenciled on the background. Unfortunately, the diamonds are mostly covered by the scrim, and the circles show up much better in person then on the scan.

The second ATC has a 1950's/1960's look featuring a man and woman image, two star brads, diamonds on the background paper and circles on the torn paper strip. The words are: "Close To You" and "The pleasure, I'm sure, is mutual", since these two people look lik they are having a great time!Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Colorful Inchies

I love making (and receiving) inchies! I like "small stuff", and that includes creating small art projects. Until I found out about inchies, though, I never knew that art could be so tiny (and yet so fun to make)!

I have been participating in some inchies swaps lately. The photo is a set I made for an "intuitive watercolor" inchie swap. Colors were dripped randomly on watercolor paper. When dry, the "crazy quilt" designs were drawn on with a fine-point black pen. The watercolor paper was then cut into squares (slightly smaller than 1") and mounted on 1" black card stock squares. Last, the words and buttons were glued on.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Walnut Inky!

Recently I spent a lot of time completing a special project (sorry, can't go into to details, since it is in the process of being published). Anyway, I mixed up a batch of walnut ink for this project, and I wanted to use most of it up before tossing the excess. So, I went crazy, walnut-inking many different kinds of papers: heavy card stock, watercolor paper, sketchbook paper, music sheets, paper doilies, even a couple pages in my art journal. I think sometimes brown is underrated, it's a good color!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Blog Revival

I knew that it was a long time since my last post, but I didn't think it was THAT long! Well, it's time to revive this old blog - it's not dead, it was just sleeping!

Here is an ATC I made for a nice swap hostess; shhh, don't tell her! The background is acrylic-painted paper towels, torn and glued onto cardstock. The black and white images has some words, purple iridescent flower sequins and gold brads added.